|20 blocks sewn in one day (and many breaks)|
I lurked for a while, looking at the progress and great color choices of the blocks being posted on instagram.
I have made other versions of plus blocks. This version was a new one, and was just what I needed as a break from the 'On Ringo Lake' pieces I am still working on.
|Dave's homespun and flannel rag plus quilt.|
|Amy's Wonky Cross Quilt|
|Baby Plus Quilt|
I was planning a scrappy neutral backing, since I have alot of neutrals from the 'On Ringo Lake' quilt, as well as others I hadn't used on that one.
What to use for the "pluses"? My first inclination was blue, and I have a large assortment of blue batik fat quarters that I have been anxious to use. But I also decided to do a baby size quilt, and I have had orange on my mind since I saw Kona's color of the year (Tiger Lily - I am waiting for my fabric to arrive!). I had a adequate stash of pieces of oranges to make the pluses for a baby quilt, so just decided to go with it. I only needed 20 blocks, and so I ended up doing all the cutting on Tuesday night!
|Using my Clover clips to keep the parts organized!|
|You can see how the music print pops from the other neutrals.|
|The print fabric is on the wrong side!|
Despite my careful counting, I ended up with 21 blocks, so one to play with. I am still playing with a few layouts, and checking the values and contrast. I was concerned that adding the music fabric was a mistake, but since some of the orange fabrics are quite light, I think it adds some additional visual interest.
|I love using the mono filter on my phone to check the values!|