Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Plus quilt layout

I finally settled on making a 5x6 block layout, and after trialling a gazillion differrent arrangements, I'm happy with this one. It was unavoidable having several similar prints together because otherwise I had too much of the same colour in one place, which looked worse. I took photos of all the layouts so that I could scroll through and make a gut decision :-)
Now I could finally press the blocks so the seams of the blocks nestle... Maybe I'll get to make all the rows today!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Progress on the plus quilt

I've finished quite a few blocks of this quilt, and am currently debating whether to go with a 5x6 layout (would need 7 more blocks) or stay at 4x5, with a few blocks left over for the backing, pillows or similar... 
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced Modern Quilting for WIP Wednesday today.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Pluses galore

I've seen plus-quilts (sometimes called crosses instead of pluses) all over blogland and decided that this would be great pattern to showcase a bunch of Moda Wonderland fabrics I bought ages ago.
I liked one blogger's design of having one reverse plus in the pattern, to shake it up (see here Most pluses will be a wonderland print on blue background, except the one you see here on the bottom.
A couple of days after, I now have a huge pile of block components ready to sew into 30 plus-blocks. 
I'm already looking forward to free-motion-quilting all this background space!