Plus Playtime Quilt Along

Welcome to my second annual quilt along for one of my own designs. This year we are doing another shadow design. I love layers in quilting, those not-always-noticeable-at-first-sight images, and the surprise you get when you do notice, and I love shadows, 3D images, superimposed images, or blocks that appear to float over a background design.

Here is the original Plus Playtime quilt which I designed for the winter issue of Benartex's ezine, Modern By The Yard. You can go to Sew in Love With Fabric, their blog, to download the issue, and download back issues.

The quilt may look complicated to piece, but I assure you it is beginner friendly and pretty simple.

Here is the schedule:

April 11: QAL Announcement Post
April 25: Introductory Post and List of Sponsors
May 1: Step 1 - Fabric Requirements and Tips
May 8: Step 2 - Cutting
May 22: Step 3 - Row 1 Construction
May 29: Step 4 - Row 2 Construction and Giveaway #1
June 5: Step 5 - Row 3 Construction
June 12: Giveaway #2: Finished Flimsies Parade
July 6: Finished Quilt Parade Linky opens
July 14: Winners Announced

I will update these dates as the QAL progresses.

There are lots of terrific sponsors with very generous prizes. This will also be updated.

Two shops:

Go here to see the kit for the floating plus blocks. Think rainbow!

Go here and here to see two different kits for the floating plus blocks. Think Alison Glass! or Architectures and Gleaned!

are curating kits for the quilt along as well! Note that I am not affiliated with either of these shops.

I invite you to grab the button on my sidebar (or the image below) and help spread the word!

I've linked this QAL up with the Tips and Tutorials Festival hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and Yvonne at Quilting Jet Girl. 😊


  1. So excited. Glad to have the scheudle so I can add it in - ha ha! So many jokes with the plus sign quilts.

  2. Thanks for linking up with the Tips and Tutorials Festival!