Pulsing Plus
2017 Finished Quilts, Blog Hop, Quilt Theory

Pulsing Plus {Quilt Theory Collection 3}

Every release day for a quilt that has been crafted, refined, and created in secret is exciting, but there is something extra special about the Quilt Theory Collection 3 release for Fall 2017. Let me introduce you to my quilt design for Collection 3: Pulsing Plus.

Pulsing Plus

Pulsing Plus – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

First, let’s talk some details. Pulsing Plus is charm pack (5-inch square) friendly. It is also layer cake friendly (the background can be make from a uniform layer cake package, should you desire). The pattern explores the popular modern plus using a single block in a creative layout. This is a fast and fun stash buster that creates a 54″ x 67 1/2″ lap quilt!

Pulsing Plus

Pulsing Plus – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

The design of Pulsing Plus was inspired by thinking about the way a supportive community of people creates ripples of interaction and how in sync people can become. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes with Quilt Theory, and my life has definitely been enriched and blessed by the 6 other generous and caring hearts that collaborate on a near daily basis.

Pulsing Plus

Pulsing Plus – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

Michelle Bartholomew returned to Urban in Cashmere to photograph the quilts from Collection 3 for Quilt Theory. The Urban in Cashmere owner had just found this vintage hotel luggage cart. Isn’t it a fun prop for Michelle’s photography? Here are a few more of my favorite photos…

Pulsing Plus

Pulsing Plus – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

Pulsing Plus

Pulsing Plus – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

I quilted Pulsing Plus with a large spiral on my domestic sewing machine (a Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini) with 50wt Aurifil 2024 (White) using a walking foot. I started the spiral in the center of the central plus and spiraled out to help give the quilt the pulsing, beating feeling that I wanted to convey.

Pulsing Plus

Pulsing Plus – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

Pulsing Plus was made using Cotton Couture solids provided by Michael Miller Fabrics in Bright White, Raspberry, Peach, Lemon, Turquoise, Caribbean, and Marine (backing and binding).

Quilt Theory Collection 3

Quilt Theory Collection 3 – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

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Pulsing Plus

Pulsing Plus – Quilt Photography by Michelle Bartholomew

Thank you for visiting my post in the Quilt Theory Collection 3 blog hop. Each day, one designer will share more about her quilt and reveal never before seen photos. And each designer will be giving away an amazing prize so be sure to follow along!

Friday 10/13 – Quilt Theory
Saturday 10/14 – Michelle @Michelle Bartholomew
Monday 10/16 – Lorinda @Laurel Poppy and Pine
Tuesday 10/17 – Kitty @Night Quilter
Wednesday 10/18 – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Thursday 10/19 – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl <– You are Here!
Friday 10/20 – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday 10/21 – Quilt Theory


To celebrate the launch of Quilt Theory’s newest collection, I am giving away (2) charm packs of Modern Basics (in Bloom and Neutral) and (1) Bright White Cotton Couture layer cake from Michael Miller Fabrics. This gorgeous Michael Miller fabric is enough to make a complete Pulsing Plus quilt top!!! (Sorry I can only ship the fabric in the US). Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open through midnight Eastern on October 21st. A winner will be randomly selected and emailed on October 22nd and the winner will have 3 days to reply to the email or a new winner will be randomly selected. By entering, you acknowledge you are 18 years of age or older.

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Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Friday.

99 thoughts on “Pulsing Plus {Quilt Theory Collection 3}

  1. Lisa Marie says:

    If I were to pick one block as my favorite it would be log cabin. It can be pieced and set in so many different ways. Love your quilt, and the quilting is perfect.

  2. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    I use the 9 patch block a lot and it has several new variations. Luv your quilt and awesome circle quilting.

  3. Paula S. Pike says:

    Yvonne, your comments about the way the quilting community your involved with is incredible. I feel the same way with the groups that I’ve joined on email, FB and IG. I’ve met some of the most wonderful, giving, loving people that make each and every day a special blessing. We don’t only sew seams and select colours, we create, inspire and help others with out quilts. Thank you for your wonder blogs and designs.

  4. Lori M says:

    I love Pinwheels…and currently favoring Churn Dash! 🙂 Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! 😀

  5. Nancy N says:

    I live Saw Tooth star blocks, and my favorite quilting motif is feathers.

  6. anne d says:

    I love churn dash quilts. I love the quilt theory patterns and pulsing plus is my favourite one.

  7. Cocoa Quilts says:

    I can’t pick a favorite block, but I can pick a favorite quilting motif, straight lines.

  8. nancyangerer says:

    I honestly don’t have a favorite quilt block. I usually use straight lines in my quilting, but I really want to learn to free motion quilt.

  9. LINDA says:

    Love Star Blocks! Love your pretty Quilt! Thanks for sharing!

  10. karen stevens says:

    half square triangles, you can do almost anything with them.

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    Beautiful quilt. I love the choice of bright colorful fabrics this year. The photography is just fantastic….love the bridge photo! I’ve always loved flying geese in whatever form. The incorporate into so many quilts and blocks. Good luck with this years patterns.

  12. Beautiful quilt and and lovely photography as always! Friendship star is one of my favs!

  13. Ann says:

    Great quilt! I always love to quilt a good swirl!

  14. Jill Spencer says:

    The vintage luggage cart is beautiful. Another great idea on the quilting. It really does make the quilt pulse.

  15. Beautiful design, colors, and quilting!!

  16. Joy says:

    My favorite block is Jacob’s Ladder…I love how versatile it is.

  17. Beth T. says:

    My favorite block changes…I think it is log cabins, then I see house blocks and I think, “Oh, no–house blocks are my favorite!”…until I see an Ohio Star, and I change again.

  18. Sandy K says:

    I like stars and log cabins.

  19. Vicki H says:

    Nine patches and flying geese are my favorite blocks.

  20. Tracie says:

    I loved all the photos — this is a fun quilt!

  21. shoshana says:

    i can’t pick a favorite, i love them all!!! this quilt is ,beautiful, the spiral quilting really says what you wanted!!thanks for sharing

  22. Pam says:

    Your quilt is delightful Yvonne! My favorite block is the drunkards path.

  23. Diane says:

    Love all the designs in this collection. I don’t have a favorite quilt block but will say I use a lot of HST and walking foot quilting.

  24. Darrell says:

    This is a gorgeous quilt and I am adding it to the top of my to do list. I can see it easily becoming one of my favorite quilts to make. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

  25. Kate says:

    It’s a fun and colorful quilt.

  26. patty says:

    Flying geese. I really love making this block. Love your latest QT quilt and all the quilts in this collection.

  27. Susan L. says:

    Amazing quilt! I Love all Star blocks!

  28. Liz Horgan says:

    Beautiful quilt!!
    I’d have to say my go to quilting motif is some form of spirals.

  29. Meghan says:

    Half square triangles have been my go to lately. The possibilities are endless with them!

  30. Marti Meadows says:

    Which ever one I am working on. My favorite changes quilt to quilt.

  31. Barbara Kaup says:

    I am just beginning to appreciate the modern quilts, but would have to say, I really like yours. I have rented time on a longarm and much prefer that to my domestic machine except for smaller projects. I like the swirly scroll design for a motif.

  32. mindi says:

    First of all, I LOVE your version of Skydust! Your Pulsing Plus is so pretty too. Great photography. I don’t have a favorite block or motif. I guess I use HSTs most of all. Half squares are so versatile. And I love to “scribble quilt” I draw with my machine. Leaves, vines, flowers, feathers, fish, bubbles, lines, horses…even a form of zentangle…whatever fits my project. Thanks for the chance to win the Michael Miller precuts. I would LOVE to win! 🙂

  33. Susan says:

    My favorite quilt block is the log cabin. I don’t have a favorite quilting motif.

  34. Anna brown says:

    My go to block is a disappearing nine patch… happyness04431@yahoo.com

  35. pennyguglie says:

    nine patch in any of its hundreds of variations.

  36. Carie says:

    it’s got a gorgeous feel of dropping a pebble into a lake and watching the water ripple – so pretty 🙂

  37. florence says:

    Log cabin and flying geese …
    thanks the game !

  38. Lisa says:

    I’m a fan of any star block.

  39. Laura says:

    stars of any kind are my favorite

  40. Sherry VF says:

    I’m a sucker for a Dresden Plate, especially modern variations, or any kind of improv block. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  41. jayne says:

    As of right now today…it would be my latest block design ‘X-Squared’. Only because I just finished the tutorial!

  42. carolyn montgomery says:

    my fave quilt block is the friendship star.

  43. Sarah says:

    I’m still pretty new at this, but I love the look of HSTs. There is so much you can do with them.

  44. Deb FitzGerald says:

    There are some quilts that pull you and this is one of them for me. The pattern, the fabric colors, and the quilting are perfect. This is definitely a pattern I will try. Also, I love the places you used for your photos.

  45. This is a wonderful pattern. Well done.

  46. Ashley says:

    I like four and nine patch blocks and log cabins. I also like stripe quilts. Simple and sleek looking is my preference!

  47. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; I discover new quilt blocks all of the time that I truly like, yet, the Dresden Plate will forever (I believe) be my all time favorite. Plus, there are so many varieties in the way that it can be laid out and even in making the blade itself. I find your new pattern to be so fantastic! Every time you create, Yvonne, you just make a new statement to the quilting world. With this pattern, I am really drawn to the fact that it can be made with Charm Squares, plus the fabulous fabric choices you make. I am so in love with the Raspberry, Teal and Peach so hopefully I will win a bundle and be able to make quite a few of your quilts! Have a great day and thank you so much for sharing your fabulous quilt!

  48. It’s such a beautiful design, Yvonne! I really love how all of the Quilt Theory quilts work so well together each time you release new patterns. It’s a very cohesive collection 🙂

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)