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March 15, 2018

Modern Plus Quilts Blog Hop | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

Today is also an extra special day here on the blog - it's my stop on the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book hop!  Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs and Paige Alexander of Quilted Blooms have designed 16 quilts based on the Plus Sign block, and there are so many designs to fall in love with in the book!


My Not Finished is two Row Addition baby quilts.  I ♥ this quilt pattern!  My first thought was to make a queen with 20 different grunges, and I even planned it all out in EQ8.  Then I realized I could make two baby quilts to give you ideas on color options for this quick, easy, and fun pattern!  Some boyish chevron fabrics in my stash became the inspiration for which Grunges I used in each quilt.




The second version seems so college preppy, perfect for a newborn boy, right?!?



I had every intention of having these quilts finished for the book hop, even making them quite a bit ahead of time which is not my usual MO, but my longarm began giving me fits while quilting the first quilt and is now in the longarm hospital receiving some special care.  #idonthavetimeforthis #verypoortimingindeed

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Row Addition from Modern Plus Quilts
Size:  41" x 46"
Fabric:  Moda Grunge
Backing:  Riley Blake chevron

And here is the Row Addition quilt pictured in the Modern Plus Quilts Book.
Be sure to check out the other stops today in the Modern Plus Quilt book hop!  You can view the full book hop schedule here.  Cheryl and Paige have giveaways during the book hop as well, so be sure to follow along!

Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Last Week's Feature!


The most viewed link from last week was this beautiful string quilt by The Academic Quilter!  This shows how much scrappy quilts really catch our eye.


If you want your quilt featured here next week, be sure to put a link back to this post in your post or sidebar, or tag @busyhandsquilts on Instagram, AND link directly to your blog post so I don't have to hunt it down.




It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  
  • Any in-progress or finished project made with fabric, yarn, or thread.
  • Projects from this week only.
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32 comments :

Paige said...

Row Addition looks fantastic from Grunge in any color combo! Myra, thank you for contributing to the book hop! Hope your machine is home soon!

Liz said...

Oh cool, 2 versions! I love how the backing matches the colors in the front, how genius is that?

Patty said...

Love the Plus quilt in your fabrics!

Emily said...

Great colors! I really like the one in lots of shades of blue.

Cheryl said...

I love grunge fabrics and both of your color combinations are awesome! My son loves rainbows and declared your rainbow version his favorite of the book quilts in the hop so far! Thanks so much for taking part in the book hop!

Shannon said...

You were so close to having the first quilt done. I love them both. Can't decide which one I like more!

Jayne said...

Using Grunge gives this design a completely different feel from the original! Beautifully done!

KaHolly said...

Your quilt looks great..nice and bright. Hopefully you’ll figure out your longarm issues soon.

Swedish Scrapper said...

I love the baby grunges! Both are very sweet. Super idea to go by what backings you had ready too.

Karen @runsewfun said...

I hope your machine is fixed soon so you can finish up these beauties.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love the blue baby quilt!

Louise said...

Oh, I love this quilt in Grunge! Thanks for sharing your version, Myra :)

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

I love both of these quilts and the Grunge is just great with this pattern. Why am I not surprised that you had the perfect backing for the quilts. Sorry to hear about your long arm; it sure picked a find time to give you fits.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Love using the zigzag fabric to choose your colors. Thanks

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I love Grunge and they both look great, however, I’m a sucker for a rainbow. They are gorgeous Myra.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I like both versions of the pattern. I see big and little boys in these (maybe even girls, too). Sewing machines can be fickle. Hope your quilting machine recovers soon.

Sandra Walker said...

Thank you for more boy quilts idea! These are terrific Myra!

Farm Quilter said...

Great Plus quilt!! So glad you joined the hop!

Nancy J said...

I like both the colour ways, but blues are my favourite, so #1 for me today.

Danice G said...

Your Row Addition quilts are stunning! Such pretty colors in both quilts. 'Want that book so badly.

Andrea York said...

Really pretty quilts!

One Wee Bird said...

I'm a huge fan of plus quilts and have been avoiding buying yet another Quilt Book LOL but I think I'm kidding myself! I love your grunge fabric choice.

Cindy Shelley said...

Love your color choices.

Lisa J. said...

I love this quilt as well and when I got my copy of the book I was tempted to drop everything and blast one of these out....but I resisted. Yours both look great!

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful quilt.

rosemaryschild said...

Love your quilts - colors could be for baby boys or older - lap quilt for a teenage boy perhaps? Hope your machine will be fixed soon! Thank you for sharing, Susan

SeeLifeMarvels said...

Very nice. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with Grunge.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your two different Plus quilts. So colorful and fun! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Afton Warrick said...

It's nice for babies to have quilts that can grow with them (not too babyish). I hope your long-arm recovers quickly.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

So sorry to hear that your longarm is in the hospital. Bad timing indeed. I love Grunge and it was a good choice to use it in these quilts. They look wonderful!

dq said...

Your quilts look like so much fun! Great work on great finishes! (or almost)

Cut&Alter said...

Wow these quilts look fantastic in Grunge fabric. Sorry to hear that your longarm was in hospital - hope it is soon recovered and back to full operation!!