"Plus and a Dash" Quilt

Cultivate is the lovely new line of fabrics by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. The prints are earthy and inspired by the garden. 

Admittedly, I’d never made a whole quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics before. Can I just say, wow! Art Gallery Fabrics are fine and soft and drape so beautifully. If you have the opportunity to sew with them, I really recommend you do.


After playing around with block ideas, I came up with this block, which I’ve called "Plus and a Dash"… it is a combination of a plus block and a churn dash. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s already an actual block with an actual name, but seeing as I made this up on EQ7 with my own measurements, I’m calling it the ‘Plus and a Dash’.

Cultivate Quilt

The blocks came together quickly and after playing around with the blocks, I really liked this ‘on-point’ layout. When blocks are positioned ‘on-point’, I really think that they change up the whole look of the quilt. The pluses in the middle turned into crosses.

Cultivate Quilt 1


  1. There are many variations of the Churn Dash Block and Plus block, and this is certainly a lovely combination of these motifs.
    But please be aware that I published a pattern called Plus Dash back in April, in which the Churn Dash motif is more easily recognizable, which you can see here: http://thecolorfulfabriholic.blogspot.com/2015/04/plus-dash-pattern.html.
    Would you please consider changing the name of your pattern? Thank you. Jan O at The Colorful Fabriholic

  2. It's a beautiful quilt, Anorina!! I love the fabrics - the hand and colors are wonderful and your design is top-notch! Isn't EQ7 wonderful? Keep designing - I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Whoop whoop!!


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