Plump Pluses - 4 Versions

Friday, December 8, 2023

 I just realized that I have never blogged about my Plump Pluses pattern!
And considering I have made 4 versions...I thought I would share!

This pattern came about because I wanted to figure out a way to use a lot of my 2-1/2" precut squares.  

So I designed this block and was able to make a whole quilt with fabric I had on hand.  The only thing I bought specifically for this quilt was the background - Boy Blue from the Confetti Cottons collection by Riley Blake.  I've really been trying to use more colorful backgrounds this year!

I decided to make a BIG quilt so I could use up lots of squares.  This is the queen-size quilt and it used up 769 squares.  That hardly put a dent in my precut squares stash LOL.

Jen Ostler quilted it for me with a new-to-me design called Ripple 1 by Melissa Kelley of Sew Shabby Quilting.  I think it's fun on the blue background.  And of course, she added her signature "hidden object" in the quilting - a duck!  I love it!

This is such a great scrap/stash-buster pattern.  Perfect for 2-1/2" precuts!

After I made that quilt, I thought it could be fun in a non-scrappy version so I decided to make another queen-size quilt.  This time, using fat quarters.  This fabric pull was my jumping-off point for a color scheme:

Here's block number 1 for that quilt:

Jen actually quilted all of these quilts for me.  The panto she used on this one is called Loop T Loop by Mike Fountain from Intelligent Quilting.  It was the first time using that panto and I really like it!

I love the teal background and color scheme of this quilt!  Kind of different for me!  I love playing with color - it's one of my favorite parts about quilting.  The possibilities are endless!

There are 4 size options in the pattern - Crib, Throw, Twin, and Queen.  I just couldn't get enough of using up squares and making the two different block versions included in this pattern so I made 2 crib quilts, as well.

All of the squares in both of the scrappy quilts were made from precut squares I had once cut from scraps.  When I have time, I try to cut my scraps into squares of specific sizes (2", 2-1/2", 3", 4", and 5") so they'll be ready for a scrap quilt.  Do you do that too?

The panto on this quilt is called Diamond Shaped Flower by Legacy Quilting.

The blue floral fabric that I used for the back was my grandma's.  Many of my quilts have a piece of her fabric in them.  Makes me so happy!

And last, but not least, is this space-themed version of Plump Pluses.

Using, again, fat quarters.

Jen quilted it with the panto, Sedona by Sarah Ann Myers.  I typically go for more geometric pantos as opposed to theme pantos.  Feels a little more modern to me.  I liked the triangles because a few of my prints had triangles in them.  And Jen added a cute little "Saturn" as the hidden object.  Do you see it (above)?

This is a fun, beginner-friendly pattern that is very versatile and cute in any colorway!  But I'd love to hear what YOU think!  Do you have a favorite between the scrappy and non-scrappy quilts?

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you found a little inspiration!

To snag the paper Plump Pluses pattern, click HERE.
To snag the PDF version, click HERE.

Happy quilting!


  1. Oh I love this pattern... I have soooooo many 2.5" squares in my stash... just went and downloaded the pattern... thanks for showing it on your blog!

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