In the Shadow of the Plus Quilt

In the Shadow of the Plus by Sandra Walker

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 56" x 56"

Rating : Confident Beginner

Designed By : Sandra Walker

“Plus” quilts are on trend in the Modern Quilting world. We’ve seen them since the aesthetic emerged as a design trend, often hearkening back to their traditional roots. They have been explored in numerous ways, interpreted by countless designers, and created with abundance by many quilters. They can be fresh and fashion-forward as well as comforting and reminiscent of quilts past.

What makes this quilt Modern vs. Traditional? We think it is the subtle use of the neutral beige background fabric, cutting the quilt visually in quarters and lending superimposing a secondary design on the background. This simple quilt packs a powerful punch!

Download this quilt pattern plus ten more in the September/October 2018 issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • 7/8 yard white
  • 1 3/8 yards light blue
  • ¾ yard dark blue
  • 7/8 yard gray
  • ½ yard binding
  • 3 ½ yards backing
  • Twin-size batting

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