Sugar Plus Quilt

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to share a finished quilt with you all today!

Last month I was approached by Free Spirit Fabrics about making a project with one of their upcoming collections. When I heard they were trying to schedule someone to work with Erin McMorris' new Sugar collection I was immediately sold.

Over the years, especially the last few, my stash has been a bit of a revolving door. I have gotten better about letting things go that are no longer my taste or just aren't getting used. One thing that has always made the cut to stay is Erin McMorris' collections. I'm always on the look out for her collections!

So, I was totally tickled pink to sew with Sugar! This collection is so cute, and I was already counting down the days to July so I could snatch some up. It's full of sugary sweet prints and feels so summery.

I'm so happy one of my very favorite prints (the bikes!) made a comeback in this collection. They were in Erin's Weekends collection and they're just the best. So glad they're back!

I really wanted the prints to shine, so I returned to an old favorite, my Arithmetic quilt pattern. Lucky for you, this also happens to be the free tutorial size! It's a nice healthy throw size at 64"x75".

I backed this quilt in a print from Weekends that was too good of a match not to use! It's bound up in a crosshatch print.

This is the first quilt I've made where I got to use my new custom woven labels from Dutch Label Shop. I'll be sharing more about those soon!

When I do the quilting myself, I tend to keep things pretty simple. For this quilt I quilted diagonal lines through each square. I've done this on many of the plus quilts I've made, and it never gets old. I think it gives quilts such a soft look.

This quilt was pieced and quilted with Coats All Purpose Dual Duty thread in a nice neutral off-white that was provided by Free Spirit Fabrics.

You can find Sugar by Erin McMorris hitting stores now! Make your own Arithmetic quilt using my free tutorial or pattern.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Oh, my! This is just so pretty and it makes me think of a cookie that's been sprinkled on top with sugar. Hmm, maybe I'm susceptible to suggestion. :D

  2. Adorable! I love this pattern, love the prints, and your layout is perfect -- the way the dark pink, blue and yellow prints "read" as solid from a distance, and they are perfectly balanced across the quilt. I do have a question, though. Why did you opt to make this quilt all from squares rather than squares and rectangles? Squares and rectangles would be less work cutting and sewing, just as easy (and faster) to construct, and would have fewer seams interrupting the flow of all the cute prints.

    1. You could absolutely make this with squares and rectangles! Personally, I prefer to make it with all squares to keep the cutting/layout simpler. With squares I'm cutting only one size and I don't have to worry about planning for the partial pluses. This also gives more flexibility in the layout. I'd need to decide which fabrics were going to make up the partial pluses along the edges before cutting if I were using rectangles, plus I'd need two sizes of rectangles. For me the ease is worth the extra seams/sewing. To each their own though, there are certainly pros and cons to both methods! :)

  3. The pattern is always beautiful, and this one is no exception!

  4. So pretty! I loved her bike print too :)

  5. So all-purpose thread isn't the big quilting taboo others would lead us to believe?

    1. Worked great for me! I've long use polyester threads in my quilting.

  6. This quilt pattern is next on my list to make. You've done a beautiful job, as always!

  7. I love this quilt, and I love the fabric.
    Jeni, you are always an inspiration to me.


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