My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Spring Is In The Air

Happy Tuesday!

One of my 2018 goals is to keep my entryway decorated with quilted wallhangings. Knowing that the first of the month is always around the corner provides me with a deadline which motivates me to get something created.

For March and April to celebrate Spring and Easter I created a supersized plus quilt measuring 36 x 36 inches. I’m a bit obsessed with plus and cross quilts. I used simple straight line machine quilting with one inch intervals making this easy to make and finish.

plus supersize quilt

plus supersize quilt

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plus supersize quilt cu

plus supersize quilt back

plus supersize quilt back


The beautiful fabric I used for the plus sign was paper garden digitally printer color collage by Flaurie & Finch for RJR. The colors and flowers remind me of spring; I don’t remember when I purchased it but was happy to find it in my stash. I used Basic Grey’s for Moda Grunge Basics in navy as the background fabric. I found the backing fabric in the clearance section at JoAnn’s – perfect match.

My inspiration for the table runner in the entryway came from Samelia’s Mum: Tulip Time Quilt Pattern. Again I used Grunge basics for each block’s background.  I used the last of my Fresh Cut charm pack for the tulips. Both the background and tulip fabrics were designed by Basic Grey for Moda. The runner measures  10 x 44 inches.

tulip runner cu

Tulip runner cu

tulip runner

tulip runner


Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

Until next time Happy Sewing and Quilting!


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6 thoughts on “Spring Is In The Air

  1. Your cross is beautiful! The flowers really pop with the navy background. Charming tulips! Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern. It is a great way to highlight scraps and who can resist spring flowers?


  2. Karla, you are so talented! I love the flora print for your Cross. It looks like pretty watercolors. And the Grunge fabric choices are so cheery. 🌷Everyone who walks through your door will smile 😊

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  3. Connie Kresin Campbell on said:

    Beautiful work!


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