Hippo Addition

What’s black and white and green all over? This Plus quilt, of course.26239676_10213286808259286_9208426791968188952_n

You’ve seen those lovely quilts with tessellating plus signs, each one a triumph of fabric placement and balance, haven’t you? I have and I love them, so this fall I finally bit the bullet and made one. Don’t know that it was a triumph, but it was certainly fun.

My stash of black and white fabrics had gone untouched for years, as had a length of lime green IKEA hippos. The squares were cut at 4″, the rectangles at 4″x11″, and it went together quickly. I thought I’d put the hippos a little more off center. Perhaps they moved themselves? 26231508_10213286808859301_1496871378684311475_n

The black and white fleece backing had been hiding in my stash, as had the white fIannel that I used for the “batting”. I didn’t want anything too bulky- I have problems enough quilting fleece on a longarm. The vertical quilting lines in lime green turned out OK after all. Since the weather was so cooperative, it was time for those hippos to have their school pictures taken. 26239044_10213286808379289_8402577128191662226_n

May you never finish a long spell of chain piecing only to discover your bobbin ran out at the second piece.

Linking up with Sandra who’s hosting TGIFF at http://www.mmmquilts.com

5 thoughts on “Hippo Addition

  1. Love the pop of green hippos! I use fleece to back quilts all the time and I just omit batting all together. I find it to be a good weight and much easier to manage. (I also live in a fairly mild climate.) Lovely plus signs!


  2. The dancing hippos are so happy of course. It is beautiful quilt, Ann. Love the pop of color and the matching binding is just perfect. The fleece and flannel make it soft and snuggly. I am sure this will be loved and cherished. Who is the lucky recipient?


  3. Good Morning,
    That hippo fabric is so darn cute! This project looks like it was fun to make and it turned out great. I haven’t made one yet but it is on my mental list of quilts to make! ~smile~ Roseanne


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