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. Angela J Short says:

    My favorite quilt block is any kind of star block! Enjoy your day!!

  2. Super quilt, stunning circular quilting, and a fantastic photo shoot, Specially the one on the bridge at low level, a winner in my eyes. I am sure whoever wins, will be so thrilled with those lovely fabrics.

  3. Janet Sabol says:

    I love the spiral quilting motif as you did on this quilt.

  4. suzanprincess says:

    I especially like the spiral quilting motif.

  5. kaholly says:

    I have always been smitten with Storm at Sea. This new quilt pattern is delightful! Clean, crisp, simple, and really makes a statement with the spiral quilting.

  6. Michele T says:

    Ooooh! I love your quilt…. well, I love anything you make! My favourite block is the Pinwheel… simple but fun!

  7. spierssusan says:

    I love the clean, simple look of this quilt – so refreshing! I don’t really have a favorite block – I like the look of a log cabin block!

  8. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    My favorite quilt block is the simple classic sawtooth star. It is fun to make and can be used for fussy cutting if the fabric has a fun design.

  9. nancy lewis says:

    My favorite quilt block is anything with a star. I am really drawn to those designs.

  10. Amy L says:

    I really enjoy the different variations on the nine patch. Favorites are churndash, and shoofly blocks.

    Your quilt is really refreshing. It’s combination of simplicity and vibrancy is very positive.

  11. Ariane T says:

    I like star blocks and log cabins.

  12. Ann O. says:

    Love the pattern so much!! And the quilting really sets it off! Perfect! I don’t think I have a favorite block, just bright and modern..

  13. Tamara Hutchinson says:

    I love diamond blocks, especially alternated with a diamond four-patch. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Nancy A says:

    The pineapple block is my favorite. Love your new pattern!

  15. Carol Nelms says:

    I love star blocks, thanks for the giveaway!

  16. This would be a fun quilt to make, Yvonne. My favorite blocks are New York Beauty and Bear’s Paw. I can’t decide between the two!

  17. Lorna Jones says:

    Honestly, I do not have a favorite quilt block. I guess it is whatever I just started sewing! I just love putting fabrics together to see what pops! Love the pattern on Pulsing Plus and the description of the ripples.

  18. While the design of the quilt is beautiful, the quilting you have done on this one really makes it special. My first quilt block ever was the Ohio Star and I find myself returning to it year after year.

  19. Peggy says:

    Great pattern Yvonne! I don’t really have a specific favourite block.

  20. Thriftyredhead says:

    It’s so hard to choose just one block. That’s like asking which is your favorite child. ‍♀️‍♀️ Lately I’ve been enamored by the pineapple block.

  21. Sharon B. says:

    Dresden Plates are my favorite.

  22. Danette says:

    Beautiful! I am going to have to try this spiral quilting. This looks like a great pattern to use some charm squares.

  23. Chris says:

    I do love Granny Squares.

  24. Verna says:

    Great quilt! I’ve always wanted to try spiral quilting. My favorite block? Hmmm–I like four patches and log cabins!

  25. Pat Ioveno says:

    I recently completed a log cabin wall hanging and was thinking about using spiral quilting to add some interest. Seeing your quilt has made me decide to do it!

  26. Denice says:

    I love stars

  27. I really like the spiral quilting on your design – looks lovely! The photography of the quilt is outstanding – love the outdoor sites used! They really are nice! My fav block is the monkey wrench – I can stretch it or square it and it always looks interesting!

  28. aquilterstable says:

    I think my current favorite is any kind of log cabin…

  29. Nadine W. says:

    I love star blocks! I love log cabin blocks! I love this quilt and the quilting is perfect — spiral quilting is on my want to do list (although the anxiety flairs up real fast when thinking about doing it — definitely outside my comfort zone). Thanks for the chance at winning some lovely fabrics.

  30. Love the photo shoot! I think my favorite block is the versatile log cabin!

  31. I love this simple design with a big impact. The spiral quilting does help it feel like it is pulsing. I have a hard time picking a favorite motif. It is probably spirals, but lately it is a collection of mixed up motifs.

  32. Janet T says:

    I don’t have a favorite, but I do love star blocks, and the double wedding ring. Love your quilt and the spiral quilting.

  33. Linda Bick says:

    The bear paw!

  34. Suzy K says:

    Favorite block is churn dash..

  35. Noreen T. says:

    Pineapple and churn dash blocks are my favs!

  36. great quilt! your creativity is limitless! (hum, I hope you understand what I want to say!)

  37. Donna W says:

    My favorite quilt blocks are stars – any type.

  38. Clara says:

    Any block that uses HST would be a good block for me. I enjoy the variety of layouts that can be sewn using this simple block. Love your newest quilt pattern!! clara-chandler@att.net

  39. Lindsey A. says:

    I LOVE this quilt pattern and I’m excited to see it is an easy one since I’m a beginner, but this will be perfect to try! I especially love the spiral quilting. I’m nervous, though, excited that you said you used your home machine. I guess just go slow. I love modern geometric type quilts so far.

  40. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    Awesome quilt!!!
    I am into straight line quilting currently!! I want to try the circular like yours!!
    Thank you!

  41. joan says:

    Quilt is awesome! Absolutely love!!!

  42. Anita says:

    I love pinwheels !

  43. Janna says:

    Beautiful! Stars will always be my favorite.

  44. Kathe Gardner says:

    WOW – lo9ve this quilt with colors and size. I like to try almost anything. Thanks.

  45. Janet says:

    I love this pattern! So simple yet complex! Thanks for sharing!!

  46. Cate says:

    Brilliant, Yvonne, as always. Your work always shines. I love the Quilt Theory patterns.

  47. Karen McMahon says:

    I am a big fan of the humble yet versatile 9 Patch block! I really love your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. Karen s says:

    Another beautiful quilt! My favorite, and only, quilting motif is straight line quilting. Just a chicken when it comes to trying new things, but your spiral here really sets off the piecing perfectly. Tempting!

  49. Lea says:

    Oh, I really like this!! It’s gorgeous. The colors, the layout, the quilting is all fabulous.

  50. Mary O. says:

    I love star blocks. Your Plus quilt design is beautiful!

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