Free pattern: Kelly’s Stitch Floral Circle Plus Quilt

Great news! Kelly has updated this pattern and you can find the pdf pattern here!

Kelly of Jeli Quilts, one of our top rainbow consultants, has created a beautiful plus quilt using our Stitch Floral Circle fabrics! I can’t tell you how cheerful this quilt is in real life. It’s a seriously happy quilt, and soon it will be gracing our new window display for all to enjoy. Read on to find out how she made it! Thanks Kelly!

A Plus Quilting

It’s no secret that I am partial to a rainbow and I jumped at the chance to create a quilt from the gorgeous Stitch floral circles bundle.


I am also partial to plus quilts, so had a little mess round in EQ7 and came up with this cute little lap quilt.





Quilt top:

8 Fat quarters (I used a fat quarter bundle of Stitch Floral Circle)
1 1/2 metres background fabric (Kona snow)
Thread – I used Aurifil (2310) 50wt for both piecing and quilting)
To finish quilt:
2 3/4 metres (based on fabric width of 42″)
Lap sized wadding (need approx 51″ x 60″)
1/2 metre of fabric for binding if not using leftover fat quarters to make scrappy binding*
** Seam allowances are 1/4 throughout unless stated otherwise**

Cutting instructions:


From background fabric:

Cut (35) 5″ squares
Cut (2) 5″ x 45.5″ strips ( top & bottom borders)
From Fat quarters:
Red, Orange and Mustard FQ’s – Cut (10) 5″ squares from each colour
Olive and Aqua FQ’s – Cut (6) 5″ squares from each colour
Mint and Navy FQ’s – Cut (9) 5″ squares from each colour
from Teal FQ – Cut (5) 5″ squares
* for optional scrappy binding cut 2 1/2″ strips from the left over fat quarters and sew together end to end. (you need approximately 212″)

Quilt assembly:
  quilt assembly diagram
Layout the 5″ squares following the diagram
Stack squares vertically into rows and label 1-10
Sew squares (A-J) together in order into rows, pressing seams open at the end.
Sew rows together starting (row 1 to 2 etc through to row 10) again pressing seams open.
Finally add top and bottom borders (5″ x 45.5″).


Finishing the quilt:

Cut backing fabric in half an sew together to make quilt back approx 51″ x 60″.
Baste quilt top, wadding and quilt back to make quilt sandwich (I am a spray baster and use 505 spray).
Quilt as desired – I chose a concentric circles/spiral quilt design and used my walking foot edge as a guide. There are great tutorials available here and here.


Attach binding by machine using a 1/4″ seam and then finish by hand or machine.

Finished quilt size is approx 45″ x 54.5″


Bonus project:

I used up some of the remaining spare scraps from the fat quarters to make this cute little cushion.


I cut (8) 2 1/2″ squares from each of the 8 FQ’s and sewed together with 1/4″seam to make a 16″ square (8 x 8 layout). I then added a 1 1/2″ border, basted and quilted in a crosshatch design, again using my walking foot. I finished the cushion with a covered zippered back using Fiona’s fab tute.

Thank you Kelly! If you’d like to see this gorgeous quilt in person, visit the shop! We’ll be featuring it in our next window display.


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20 Responses to Free pattern: Kelly’s Stitch Floral Circle Plus Quilt

  1. shivani September 18, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    this is adorable! love the colours. I’m expecting a baby later this year, and have been looking for a bright and modern (and easy!) lap/baby quilt pattern – this is just the ticket!

  2. Patti September 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    I absolutely positively adore this quilt. It’s just gorgeous malorgeous. Thank you so much for this tutorial.

  3. Barbara Townsend September 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I LOVE this quilt – so simple but gorgeous. Thinking of all the ways it can be done….

  4. Amy C September 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Looks fab Kelly – well done 🙂

  5. Flying Blind September 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm #


  6. moira September 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    amazeballs, naturally!

  7. Rachaeldaisy September 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Awesome!!! Great tutorial!! I love the matching cushion.

  8. Shannon November 4, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    nothing short of wonderful . must make. thanks for this!

  9. Plum Blanks June 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    I ‘got’ your name from the article in QuiltingNow which featured a quilts called Plus1

    using Kona fabrics and Cotton +Steel . I wonder if you are selling packs of the same fabric selection ?

    • Annie Barker June 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

      Hi Plum – I’m going to email you about this!

  10. Kate B. August 8, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks so much for the pattern. This is a lovely quilt.

  11. Fabz January 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    Love love love this.really want to make this but im new in this quilting world and not sure how to turn this into a king size quilt.can u plz plz plz help?

  12. Sandra February 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Thank you so much for this pattern….I love your quilt! Great grandchildren starting to come and I need to make a few little quilts for the sweethearts.


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