March 30, 2018

Heartland Plus Infinity Quilt



Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style

Have you ever held a quilt hostage?

Gifted it and then said “oh, you can’t have it quite yet”?!
Ha!
I did just that with this Heartland Plus Infinity Quilt when I gifted it to the hubz this past Christmas.
To make matters worse, this was a quilt I made for him since his blue Dresden Plate quilt is still a WIP (an anniversary present I’ve been working on since 2015 – but in all fairness, I am hand quilting the whole thing, so…) and I had intended to make him a quilt using these fabrics back in 2016 but wound up on bed rest. 
Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style


The fact that it’s Easter this weekend and April is finally making its appearance (and hopefully bringing warmth and sunshine with it), I figured it was high time I get this beauty shared with you, so I can officially gift her! It’s ALL about priorities 😜!

Now that I've handed her off, I can focus on my other quilt projects while I ponder the things I love about quilting - like the versatility it offers.
Who doesn’t like options, right?!

Take patterns as an example. Everyone has their own take on what colours and prints they want to work with, which entirely changes the look and feel of a finished quilt.

Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style
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While designing my Plus Infinity quilt, I had some fabric leftover from my stop on Pat Bravo’s Heartland blog hop and thought the Scandinavian design prints would be a perfect fit for the geometric nature of the quilt pattern.
I adore the simplicity of Scandinavian style and he loves owls and clean lines, so I thought it would be the perfect combo.

Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style

Plus, it was giving me the chance to see how different the fabrics themselves look when paired with a different pattern.

And they didn’t disappoint!
Just look at how different the two looks are:

Here’s one featuring only solids in blues and greens with a hint of soft yellow 

Compared to this one which features all prints with a soft minty green as the background.
Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style


Another great example of different interpretations of quilt patterns was the variety of looks my pattern testers came up with while testing my Reverberance quilt. You can check that out here.
Although this makes a generous throw size quilt (63" x 63"), the piecing doesn’t take that long.

Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style

There is lots of chain piecing involved, so if you have your cutting done at the outset, it comes together really quickly. And makes for a great opportunity to catch up on some of your favourite podcasts, binge on Netflix or listen to an audio book.
The longest bit, at least for me, is squaring up all those half square triangles. Check out this tutorial on how to square up HST quilt blocks if you need tips on how to do that (it stumped me when I first started quilting 😉).

Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style

Actually, scratch that, the longest bit was the matchstick quilting I opted to go with. I love straight line quilting and I’ve been meaning to do matchstick quilting on a larger project. I will forewarn, this is not for the faint of heart. It’s not complex. It’s not even challenging (well, once you get good at keeping those lines straight – plotting your lines with a hera marker helps 😉), but it is time consuming. Like, catch-up on a whole audio book time consuming!! It took many sessions to get her done, but the look it gives and the FEEL of her is just amazing and worth every minute I spent at the machine.


This quilt reconfirms that design really is in the details and spending time getting those details right is SO worth it.

Did I mention how amazing she feels?! I could snuggle under her for days and was thankful for the time I spent under her while storms were raging outside as I sat hand binding her over the holidays.

Handmade Label | Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style

And this cute label? This was leftover from the test blocks I made while finalizing the pattern. You never know when those orphan blocks will come in handy! Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make your own quilt labels.

Materials Used


Heartland Grey Scandi Plane by Pat Bravo for Art GalleryFabrics 
Heartland Pine Unn Cross by Pat Bravo for Art GalleryFabrics 
Heartland Scandi Plane Baltic by Pat Bravo for Art GalleryFabrics
Heartland Silver Unn Cross by Pat Bravo for Art GalleryFabrics 
Heartland Ochre Unn Cross by Pat Bravo for Art GalleryFabrics 
Heartland Burst Droppar by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics  
Heartland Droppar Moondust by Pat Bravo for Art GalleryFabrics 
Heartland Hus Hoot Gra by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics  
Heartland Pinetre Fog by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics 
Heartland Carbon by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics  
Heartland Shadow by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics  
Art Gallery Fabrics Prisma Elements in Marble Shadow  
Art Gallery Fabrics Prisma Elements in Matte Zirconia  
Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements in Spruce  
Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements in Tender Green  
Aurifil 50wt #2021
Clover Hera marker 
What’s particularly fab about this colourway is that Pips blends in with the fabrics! Less evidence of all that fur that will 100% end up ALL over the quilt!!

Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style


Plus Infinity Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Scandinavian Style

Whether you go with all solids or prints, there are so many opportunities to bring your own flare to this modern quilt pattern. Grab the Plus Infinity quilt pattern and get started today and make one for a loved one. Just know that the hardest part will be parting with her 😉
Happy quilting!

xo
Shannon

PS Adding this pretty to Finish it up Friday hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts and knocking it off my Q1 2018 FAL list!
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4 comments:

  1. I do love how fabric selections can change a quilt design so completely! I hope your husband is thrilled with his quilt... or has Pips claimed it?? :)

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    1. Hahaha - you know Pips well! Pips has hands down enjoyed more snuggles with this quilt than anyone else #quilthog 😉

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  2. I really like this version - the colours are fabulous and your quilting is just perfect for it.

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    1. Thanks, Izzy! This one definitely has a Scandinavian design vibe to it with those softer tones! Thrilled you like it!

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