All the Florals Plus Quilt

All the Florals Plus Quilt, Simple Addition Pattern Cluck Cluck Sew

Since this quilt lives at Grandma’s house…Jane and I took photos in her beautiful garden on the most beautiful day!  

All the Florals Plus Quilt, Simple Addition Pattern Cluck Cluck Sew

 My Mom made this with strips cut from her floral fabrics, and used the pattern Simple Addition to put them all together.  

I blogged about this quilt top back here (click here).  Kathy quilted this in a beautiful loopy pattern with a bright blue, soft minky on the back.

 This quilt lives in the living room, so a soft backing is a must! 

All the Florals Plus Quilt, Simple Addition Pattern Cluck Cluck Sew

All the Florals Plus Quilt, Simple Addition Pattern Cluck Cluck Sew

All the Florals Plus Quilt, Simple Addition Pattern Cluck Cluck Sew

Look at that soft crinkly goodness!!

All the Florals Plus Quilt, Simple Addition Pattern Cluck Cluck Sew

Everything takes 400 times longer with a one year old around.  You can tell she’s at Grandma’s house…she’s got a cookie in one hand!  

Jane’s not so sure about the chickens.  She learned the hard way they like to peck little fingers.

TODAY marks 10 years since I started this blog!!!!!  I laughed reading back at my first post (click here) …and look…I did manage to keep this blog updated!  😉 

Cluck Cluck Sew 10 year anniversary

(posts for all of these quilts can be found here)

Ten years later and I still really love blogging and quilting…who would have thought?!  

Thank you for reading this blog, supporting me, cheering me on, and being my friends for the past ten years! 

 

76 Responses to All the Florals Plus Quilt

  1. Cocoa Quilts August 8, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    Congratulations on the past 10 years! It is great to see where you start and when you go. That was why I started to blog, just wanted to see what I was doing and where I was going. Meeting some great people along the way is the added bonus.

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

      So true! The key is to blog for yourself…and the rest is just a fun perk! Thank you for visiting!

  2. Lauren August 8, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    10 years? Wow, reading your blog has been great fun. I hope you keep writing it.

  3. Denise August 8, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    I read your first blog post…You were the one who really made me feel like I could do it! I do now I quilt a lot…or as much as I can. Congratulations cannot wait to see where you go from here!

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

      If I can blog anyone can LOL! 🙂 Thank you for visiting! -Allison

  4. Cindy August 8, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    Congrats on 10 years! So glad you stayed around the quilting world!

  5. Chookyblue August 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Congrats on ten years of blogging….. Wonderful milestone to reach…. I hit the same mark earlier this year…….like you I love blogging just as much as I did all those years ago and can’t imagine stopping………
    Gorgeous quilt and yes everything takes so much more time with little ones around but they are so cute you would never change it……
    Looking forward to many more years of blogging……

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 11:03 pm #

      Congrats to you too then!! It’s a lot of work but still enjoyable so I keep it up…and it’s a good outlet isn’t it? 🙂 I would probably be a crankier Mom without my blog LOL. -Allison

  6. Lisa Marie August 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    You do such beautiful work! I always enjoy seeing your projects and reading your blog. Congratulations on 10 years! Jane is darling, love the photos!

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

      Thank you so much! -Allison

  7. Kay August 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    Congrats on your first 10 years blogging. This quilt is fab, I love that the plus signs are separate and stand out from each other. x

  8. Jen August 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow – that is awesome! I had a blog 10 years ago…ahem…did not keep it up!! :). Love reading along and love love love your quilts.

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

      LOL! It is a lot of work as you know…and sometimes hard to keep up! 🙂 Thank you!

  9. Diane W August 8, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    Love your style. Very cheerful and pretty quilts.

  10. Kelly Paulson August 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    Congratulations on ten years! Your quilts are always beautiful.

  11. Leeanne August 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

    10yrs! Congratulations I love your posts and designs. I have your growing up modern book which I love. I have quilted several of your designs made by some of my customers. The plus quilt is fabulous, good scrap buster quilt. Cute granddaughter!

  12. lizrehrauer August 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

    Congratulations on 10 years. I love reading your blog, and I love (and own) many of your patterns. Your voice is always so clear in you writing.

  13. Di Ross August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

    I’m sure I have been reading your blog since the early days . I have always loved your style. The more I see the plus quilt pattern the more I want to do one. Now I will have to consider the florals or maybe do two. Thanks for sharing.

  14. dispack August 8, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

    THANK YOUS! are in order. All the inspiration and fun are much appreciated and the connection to Ashton! Where does your mom live? Ask her if she remembers the Evans’ that were friend with Darla, etc.!

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

      Thank you! My parents live here outside of Seattle by us…but I will ask her!

  15. Mary D August 8, 2017 at 6:21 pm #

    Yeah 10 years. I enjoy your blog and your quilty creations. I do hope that you still enjoy blogging for some time to come.

  16. Trish R August 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

    I appreciate your design sense and the ever present sense of happiness in your quilts. I quilt and I quilt and sometimes I loose my way in my design journey. I visit your blog and it almost always helps me find my way back to my center and the joy of quilting. Thanks!

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

      That’s the best compliment…thank you!! -Allison

  17. Sonia Herdman August 8, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

    Congratulations!! 10 years that is so exciting!!! I love and enjoy reading your block . You are so inspiring and generous for sharing your wonderful talent. Thank you 😊!!

  18. Danice G August 9, 2017 at 12:22 am #

    Congratulations on 10 years. I always enjoy reading your blog. Your work is beautiful.

  19. Theresa August 9, 2017 at 1:20 am #

    Well done Alison – a fabulous achievement. Thank you for so much inspiration and sharing your love of quilting and life as a mum. You’re a fun read! Keep up the lovely work.

  20. Tary B. August 9, 2017 at 3:29 am #

    Congrats! Your blog was the first one I started following when I finally got up the nerve to try quilting. It is still my favorite! Thanks for all the great posts, tips, tutorials and all that you share. May the next ten years be as great as the first.

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

      Thank you! And I’m glad you got up the nerve to try it!

  21. Simone August 9, 2017 at 3:42 am #

    Félicitations pour votre blog et Joyeux Anniversaire !!!
    et bien sur, je continue à vous suivre ! Merci

  22. Jean August 9, 2017 at 4:30 am #

    Congratulations on a wonderful blog, Alison! Your quilts are always beautiful! -Jean

  23. farmhousequiltsblog August 9, 2017 at 5:26 am #

    Congrats on your 10 year blogiversary! Your first blog post was about as wordy as mine :). It’s scary to take that first step. Your pictures of your quilt and Jane are adorable and that scenery is spectacular! I would LOVE to get the pattern for that ” rolling Stone” block with the plus in the center, but I don’t see it as a pattern anywhere?

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm #

      Thank you! That pattern is called “Spin Cycle” under my patterns/shop!

  24. Teresa August 9, 2017 at 5:26 am #

    Congratulations on 10 years. You do beautiful work and I enjoy looking at all you make.

  25. cheryljbrickey August 9, 2017 at 6:18 am #

    Congrats on 10 years! Your plus sign quilt is adorable.

  26. Carole Kersh August 9, 2017 at 6:24 am #

    I always love reading your blog. Congratulations on your milestone. I love the plus quilt, it looks so pretty and fresh.
    Thanks for sharing and making us smile.

  27. Sheila August 9, 2017 at 6:45 am #

    Happy 10th Blogiversary, Alison! Thank you for not only sharing your love of quilts, but also your precious children. Best wishes for the future!

  28. sandi August 9, 2017 at 7:17 am #

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! I really enjoy reading your blog and see your family and quilts. I own a couple of your patterns and love them. Hugs,

  29. Lori August 9, 2017 at 7:30 am #

    Congratulations! I always enjoy your blog, and i am always in awe of how you can find time to see while raising a family. Your mother’s view is awesome! Does she live on one of the islands around the sound? I especially liked your Seahawks colors on your football quilt : ) .

  30. Jude August 9, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Congratulations Allison!!! I started following you sometime in early 2008, right after you started blogging…..haven’t missed a post!!! Thank you for all the inspiration, but mostly for your friendship and kindness!!! Your quilts and patterns are the best! XO~Jude

  31. elin August 9, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    happy anniversary! I am new to your blog and quilting and you are one of my favorites!!!!! 🙂

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm #

      I’m glad you found my blog then and welcome!!

  32. Helen Lebrett August 9, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    Ten years? wow!! It’s been fun watching your children grow (and it looks like Jane’s hair is being tamed!!) She’s a year already? How is that possible?!!! Tell your mom the quilt is gorgeous! I love the florals in plus marks! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm #

      You should see Jane’s hair first thing in the morning! It’s wild and it matches her fun personality!!! 🙂 Thanks for always visiting and leaving me sweet comments Helen!

  33. Paddyanne August 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Thank you and Congratulations! Cluck Cluck Sew is my favourite go-to blog. Thank you for your fabulous quilts, hints and advice!

  34. Linda G Cornwell August 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    I love that quilt! And Jane is so adorable. My chicks have all flown the coop (the baby is 33 and married), and all my grands and great grands live far, far away……8-(

    I started following you when you just had the two boys!! 😎 I’ve really enjoyed it, too.

  35. Jamie August 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    Yours is the first blog I ever read! Congratulations!

  36. sue7oaks August 9, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

    I love love love the floral plus quilt! Thanks for giving the rest of us hope with the link to your first post 🙂 and congratulations on 10 years – boy have you come a long way!

  37. Vickie August 10, 2017 at 5:21 am #

    Congrats and love your stuff! Have your book and most patterns, but LOVE the floral idea for the plus quilt!!!

  38. Linda at Roscoe's Ma August 10, 2017 at 8:04 am #

    Congrats on 10 years! Your blog has always brought joy to me…inspiration, cute kids, beautiful quilts and ideas, donkeys and cream sticks. Best to you always!!!

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

      Thank you Linda! Can’t believe it’s been 7 years since we lived there in Ohio!!!

  39. sara August 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love your blog, please keep up the great work!

  40. Melanie C August 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    I love your Blog, Patterns/book, and fabric! Thank for being full of quilty inspiration!!!!

    I can’t believe your family didn’t want keep up on all your craft stuff 😉

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

      LOL I know can you believe it? Now I’m glad they weren’t loving all the crafty stuff LOL.

  41. Andrea August 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

    LOVE your 1st blog! Congratulations on keeping it going for 10 years, thank you!

  42. Nicolette August 11, 2017 at 1:02 am #

    I love your blog, been reading 5 – 6 years and still get inspired by your creativity.

  43. Anna Wegg August 11, 2017 at 5:05 am #

    Very pretty quilt, like our swiss cross…

  44. Laura August 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    Congrats! Here’s to at least ten more!

  45. valerie August 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    It’s been my pleasure to stop by and see what’s up here! Not only the quilts but the babies, bunnies, cat etc. I love it all…be blessed.

  46. Melanie August 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    Allison- I feel like I know you, if only from a distance, from following you for all ten years! You’ve been such a great inspiration to me, and a teacher of sorts as I started my quilting journey. Congratulations, and thanks for being so generous with your talents! #10yearsofcluckclucksew

    • Allison August 13, 2017 at 10:54 pm #

      Thank you Melanie…what a sweet comment! Thank you for visiting and following along with me!

  47. Annette Orona August 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    I love your blog! I’m a newbie quilter with about 5 finished quilts thanks to your binding tutorial. Jane has one of those smiles that just makes you grin right along with her! I would love to back a quilt with Minky and wondered if the process is the same? Batting or no batting? Same kind of quilt sandwich? Thanks for the help!

    • Allison August 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

      Thank you Annette! I have a tutorial for how I quilt and baste with minky (I think it’s under my tutorials bar at the top). Basically it is the exact same, and I usually do use batting and just do extra basting. Sometimes I spray…and pin just to be safe!

  48. patty August 16, 2017 at 4:39 am #

    Beautiful little girl. (And the quilt is nice too!) congrats on the 10 year blog-anniversary

  49. Melanie August 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    Happy blog-birthday! It must be so fun to look back on such a long blog history. Looking forward to the next ten years 🙂

    PS: Lovely plus quilt!

    • Allison August 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

      Thank you Melanie!! It is fun….and also hard to look back and not want to delete all my bad pictures and re-write all the cheesy things I said LOL!

  50. Janan Doster August 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

    Hello and Happy Blog birthday! I enjoyed this post so much and the ones I went back and read too! Sew much fun, sew cute too! You are an amazing designer and I love your style! I just ordered the Mini Pumpkins Mini quilt pattern and I cannot wait to get it ! What a precious little girl in the photos and the quilt is nice too! Do you share who does your longarm quilting?

    • Allison August 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

      Thank you Janan what a sweet comment! Kathy does most of my Long arm quilting, she has a button on my sidebar of my blog, your first quilt is 20% off and free shipping. I’ve also used Kaitlyn at knotandthreaddesigns.com (I think that’s it) and she’s great too!

  51. Lu August 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

    Allison I can not thank you enough for your wonderful tutorials, free patterns and your inspirational spirit to push me forward to learn and make quilts. I love your creativity. Your blog is delightful to look at with your beautiful quilts on display along with the cutest models. Happy 10 year blog anniversary!

    • Allison August 18, 2017 at 11:31 am #

      Thank you! What a sweet comment and compliment!

  52. Amy August 18, 2017 at 5:43 am #

    Congrats on 10 years! That’s amazing! I have a quick question about the floral plus quilt. I’ve always wanted to back a quilt in minky, but didn’t know if you needed to prewash your fabrics first. I generally never prewash, so I’ve been nervous to mix cotton and minky due to cotton shrink rate. What did you do because it turned out beautifully!

    • Allison August 18, 2017 at 11:32 am #

      I don’t pre-wash either! The minky doesn’t shrink (I’ve been told that…and I’ve never noticed shrinkage), so I’ve never pre-washed either of the fabrics before using them. I have quilts that have been washed and used for years and they still look great with minky on the back!

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