Friday, August 10, 2012

Free Pattern Day: Plus and 'X' quilts

Among the simplest of all quilt blocks are those that make 'plus' and 'X' designs. The strips can be made either skinny or wide, and the symbols can be centered, off-center, or tessellating. The X's are sometimes combined with circles to make "hugs & kisses" quilts. Note: This post was updated on February 7, 2017.
Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern.


Plus and Minus quilt, 40 x 60", free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics (PDF download)


Starburst Cross quilt tutorial by Sew Crafty Jess


Trellis Quilt, 42 x 54", free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics


Easy Math throw quilt, 53"square, free pattern inspired by Pat Bravo, All People Quilt


Rodeo Rider quilt, 68 x 82", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


The Plus Side quilt, 48 x 60”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Perfect Picnic quilt, 50 x 50”, free pattern at Birch Fabrics


The Crossing Quilt, 68 x 81”, tutorial at Kelby Sews


Scrappy Greek Cross quilt by Kenda’s Crafts, based on the tutorial by Fresh Lemon Quilts


At the Pond quilt, 59 x 77”, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring


Connect quilt, 70 x 70”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics


Melodic quilt, 72 x 72”, free pattern by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics


Through the Lattice quilt, free pattern by Patti Carey for Northcott Fabrics


King's Cross quilt, 60 x 60", by Tara Faughnan at Michael Miller Fabrics


Just Kisses quilt, 47 x 59", free pattern by Janice Zeller Ryan for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Hugs and Kisses quilt, 41 x 52", free pattern by Sue Pickering for Windham Fabrics


Criss Cross quilt, 56 x 66", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs


"Nough Said" Layer Cake quilt, 67 x 67", tutorial by Cindy Sharp for Moda Bakeshop


Positively Perfect Nap Quilt by April Rosenthal for Moda Bakeshop


Bella Crossing Quilt by Elizabeth Dackson at Don't Call Me Betsy


Simple Math Quilts by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Crossroads quilt,~70 x 88", free pattern by Siobhan Rogers for Windham Fabrics


Uneven nine patch and star quilt, free pattern by Laura Boehnke at All People Quilt


Hugs and Kisses for baby by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter


Cape Ann Quilt, free pattern by Oliver + S


Little Apples quilt, 51 x 59", free pattern by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics


Califon four-patch quilt, free pattern by Mark Lipinski for Northcott Fabrics


Tropical Punch quilt, free pattern by Karen Montgomery for Timeless Treasures Fabrics as seen at Fat Quarter Shop


Tessellating Crosses pattern by Elisabeth Preininger at Elisabeth's Weblog


Plus Quilt Tutorial by Jeni at In Color Order


Double Cross quilt, free pattern by Pam Rocco for Quilters Newsletter


Cinco de Mayo quilt,free pattern by Pam Rocco for Quilters Newsletter


Plus Signs quilt, 50 x 50”, free pattern by Pam Rocco for Quilters Newsletter(PDF download)


Crossing Paths Pillow Tutorial at A Squared W


Image credits and links: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. The quilt montage was created by Quilt Inspiration.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

4 comments:

  1. Great.....I say a great quilt collection you've found to inspire me! Thank you and all those wonderful quilt makers who so generously gave us permission.

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  2. What a great variety of quilts these shapes can make! Thanks for sharing all these stunners.

    I've had a cross quilt on my (long) mental to-do list for a while. Eventually...

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  3. I wonder why those + and X blocks are called "Japanese". I am still putting those 240+ blocks together but have never seen a finished quilt in that design.

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  4. Thank you so much for all of these different quilt patterns. You are AWESOME!!!

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