Add it Up

Add it Up Quilt Front

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Anna Maria Horner’s fabric. I have made several project from her Little Folks line and I just do not tire of it. The voile is so soft and silky making it a perfectly lightweight fabric for summer.

Add it Up Quilt

This is my first plus quilt and I love how it turned out. I feel obligated to point out the two mistakes I made before someone points them out for me. Ha! The top right and lower left, where there are 2 fabrics of the same color, those should have been different colors. I didn’t notice I did it until after the top was assembled and I didn’t have it in me to redo them. Live and learn!

Add it Up Quilt Back

The back is my latest favorite – giant blocks of fabric. I just love the scrappy look. The binding is Kona Snow, it frames the bright colors nicely. I quilted this one free motion and it really doesn’t effect the drape much, the fabric is just so lightweight and airy. It was a bit tricky quilting with voile totally covering the front and back. It’s a little slippery. But I managed and am happy with the results.

Add it up Quilt Draped

My husband was such a trooper on this photo shoot. He had woken up at 3am for a day trip to Atlanta. I should also mention he has horrible allergies. So when he walked in the door and I asked him to go to the Arboretum to take pictures by flowers and trees, I really didn’t expect him to say yes. But he did. I’m pretty lucky.


I used 5″ squares for this quilt and the final quilt measurements are 58″ x 62″.

I also wanted to share this photo (after the Easter photo failures). It was even my daughter’s idea to take their photo here in the flowers. Early Mother’s Day gift?

If you haven’t had a chance to sew with Little Folks, you can still find it on Etsy.



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    Katie B

    May 5, 2011

    It’s gorgeous! And your kids are super cute.

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    May 5, 2011

    Love! I’ve been playing around with plus signs in a recent design, and I love your quilt!

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    May 5, 2011

    Beautiful!! Another work of art! Love the hubby story 🙂 aww. And you know I love my little niece and nephew…they’re the cutest!

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    Flo@butterfly quilting

    May 5, 2011

    Evev after you pointed out you “mistakes” I had trouble seeing them!! Wish my mistakes were as good!

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    May 5, 2011

    I love your plus quilt! That is one that has been on my to do list. I love the look of it and I am sure it is fabulous in voile. Very pretty!

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    May 5, 2011

    Adorable kiddos too.

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    Cherie Wright

    May 5, 2011

    It’s gorgeous! The scale and colors of the prints work so well!

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    May 5, 2011

    Add It Up! Love the name – a nod to the Violent Femmes or is that just my 80s showing…?

    I love this quilt – a plus quilt is on my to-do list, too.

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    May 5, 2011

    I’m new to your blog and I’m loving your style!
    You’re inspiring me to make more pieces backs on my quilts 🙂

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    May 6, 2011

    I think it is a lovely quilt and would never, ever have found a mistake! Love the kid shots. They are so sweet!

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    May 6, 2011

    Gorgeous quilt! I would never have found the mistake either!

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    May 6, 2011

    This is such a lovely quilt! I love the pattern – I’ve seen this a few times but yours inspired me to make my own. Putting it on the “to-do” list, we shall see if it ever gets off there! haha

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    May 6, 2011

    Hi Faith,
    I love your quilt! I bought some AMH voile but still haven’t worked with it yet. When you said it was a bit slippery when quilting- would it be as slippery if it was quilted with straight lines? Just wondering because that’s my intention for the quilt I’m going to make. Is free motion a bit harder with the voile versus regular cotton fabric? Thanks!

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      May 6, 2011

      I think straight lines would have been easier. Also, I used voile on my Stepping Stones quilt but also mixed in Kona White and that just seemed so much easier. So if you mix in a regular cotton, it would be easier IMO.

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    May 6, 2011

    It looks lovely! And no one else will ever notice your mistake, really.

    Do you find that the voile fabrics hold up well in the quilt?

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      May 6, 2011

      I’ve had great luck with the voile holding up!

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    May 6, 2011

    Gorgeous! I love it! I’m a huge AMH fan myself. You did a great job on this plus quilt. The arrangement of the prints is just perfect and lets each plus stand out on its own. I would have never noticed your mistake if you hadn’t pointed it out. Thanks for sharing it! What size is the quilt and how big are the blocks?

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      May 6, 2011

      I cut the blocks 5″ and the final quilt is 62″ x 58″. 🙂

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    May 6, 2011

    your quilt looks fantastic next to all of those spring flowers! beautiful!

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    May 6, 2011

    Your quilt is so pretty! I’ll bet it’s really soft, too. 🙂

    And the kiddo’s are super cute. What an adorable family you have!

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    Kristen @SoHappy

    May 6, 2011

    Beautiful! Pretty fabrics!

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    what she quilted

    May 6, 2011

    That quilt is FANTASTIC! I really must do a + quilt!

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    May 9, 2011

    I love the quilt and that is a gorgeous photo of the children.

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    Naomi Ruth

    May 9, 2011

    Wow, love your quilts! Just discovered your blog and was reading backwards, I also have a son named Kyler! I don’t do RSS feeds (I read @ work) and I’m wondering if you can add a Google Follower button?

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    kelley brooks

    May 9, 2011

    you’re right- the mistakes are totally obvious. in fact, i think you should just give it away. i’m willing to be a good sport and take it…. wink, wink. i LOVE this. no way i would have ever caught those mistakes. i love the voile prints but am a little intimidated to sew with them- i keep hearing how slippery they are 🙂 but they are lovely. can AMH design anything ugly? doubt it.

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    stephanie @ providence handmde

    May 13, 2011

    Love this!! I have made a few plus quilts and they will forever be one of my favorite patterns! I love the fabric combo you chose for this quilt. 🙂

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    May 13, 2011

    I love this plus quilt! I’ve really been wanting to make this plus quilt by Jeni from In Color Order (, but I’m brand new to quilting (just became the editor of!), and I’m struggling over a simple nine-patch miniquilt, so I don’t think I’m ready to take on something bigger yet. You’ve inspired me though; this will be my next project!

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    September 1, 2011

    I love this quilt! Where did you find the pattern?

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    September 14, 2011

    I really like this quilt and will attempt to make it. Did you simply lay out the 5″ squares or did you have a book/pattern to follow? I want to make it in shades of tans & browns.

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      September 14, 2011

      Hi Joan! I did not use a pattern, I just cut squares and laid them out. I started in the middle of the quilt and worked my way out to the sides until it reached a size I liked. 🙂 I ended up cutting a few extra squares at the end to fill in gaps, but it was easy.

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    Gloria Ochoa

    October 14, 2011

    Beautiful quilt. Love the back.

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    November 1, 2011

    I love your quilt. A friend of mine is making it at the moment after seeing it on your blog

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    November 2, 2011

    Hi Faith! I was just reading your tute for the iPad case and this quilt caught my eye in the side bar!

    Can I ask what size each of the squares are please? I have a stash of good folks voile and this would make a lovely soft quilt for my baby due in March!

    Thanks – Justine xx

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    February 5, 2012

    Thanks for the inspiration! I made my first plus quilt, too. I tried to use up a chunk of my stash but the fat quarters just keep multiplying! I guess I’ll have to make another. I’m new to your blog and I just love it! Thank-you!

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    Ashley Staulcup

    March 11, 2012

    I purchased this quilt from you for my son Tucker’s nursery. It l

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    Ashley Staulcup

    March 11, 2012

    Sorry hit the done button to quick. Anyway it looks amazing and you do beautiful work 🙂