This quilt was absolutely, positively done in a hurry! I started cutting the fabric on Saturday morning, and I didn't even get a chance to write a post for it mid-process. Y'all know that once summer arrives, quilting happens at all hours of the day and night around here, but I had a very specific reason for speediness with this one. I found out that my dad is passing through town on business, and since this quilt needs to get to my mom, I decided that I would finish it quickly so that I could send it back with him. It just seemed easier than shipping it!
This quilt is a departure from my norm in a lot of ways. This is my very first plus quilt, and I have to say that it was fun to put together. The one thing I wasn't used to was having to draw it out, and rely so heavily on my drawing when I laid out the design. Usually, once I have the design in my mind, I can conceptualize it and not need to cheat by using the drawing. The center of the quilt is fairly straightforward (the complete plusses), but keeping the partial plusses on the edges laid out properly was a little tricky. I don't really know why. It was't terribly onerous though, and I will make this pattern again for sure!
The person who will be receiving this quilt likes very modern design. I definitely think this pattern, along with the mod feel of the prints fit the bill. These fabrics aren't ones I had seen before buying them for this quilt. The majority of the fabrics are called Penelope by Camelot fabrics, and I think the more muted colors are so pretty. Other than Sand and Sea Glass, this quilt may be the most low volume quilt I've ever made.
The name I chose for this one is a also little different from my usual choices. Since the pattern is so distinct, I wanted to include it in the name in some way without actually using the word "plus." I like that the name Absolutely, Positively can be used to describe lots of different moods, and I think it sounds catchy!
Well, I'd say that summer has absolutely, positively started off on the right foot! Pardon the pun, I just couldn't help myself!