I received 14 gorgeous fat quarters of Kelly's new Windsor Garden fabric line. (They are all beautiful, but I think the Beatrice lemon prints are my favorite. The floral Amelia prints are a close second, though.) Normally when I have an amazing fat quarter pack of lovely new fabrics, I won't cut into them. Fortunately, I had to cut into them.
I had the difficult decision of deciding what to make with these beautiful fabrics. So. Many. Options. In January, I hosted my first quilt-along on Instagram. The #plusblockqal was so much fun and a huge success. (Check out the #plusblockqal and #plusblockqalcomplete hashtags over on Instagram to see all the pretty quilts that were made...and are still being made.) Of course I never finished my original plus block quilt so I figured this was a chance to redeem myself! (Not a surprise, but I didn't get the binding on yet. It's kind of my thing.) I used the three lighter prints for the plus part of each block and the bright/dark prints to make a scrappy background.
|I still haven't perfected the "quilt swirl!"|
|The pluses are subtle, but I love the bright scrappiness.|
Each block is 10.5 inches (10 inch finished). You can find cutting instructions for the blocks here. I made 20 blocks for this quilt, so it measures 40 inches x 50 inches. I used one of my favorite pantographs (Fantasy Flame) to longarm quilt it.
|Moda Bella Indigo backing.|
My family and I are heading to Minnesota on a fishing vacation, and I will have a huge stack of quilts ready to hand bind in the car! I already have a beautiful Moda Bella Persimmon binding made and ready to put on this quilt. I promise to share some pictures of this beautiful quilt at the lake. Thanks for stopping by!