March 3, 2013

Sneak Peek: Plus Quilt

It was a good mail week when I received this selection of fabrics from Jacqueline Savage Mcfee's line Hot Chocolate.  It was all I could do not to cut into them immediately -- had to snap a few pictures first.  I'm using these to make a commission project, and my "client" picked the fabric line.  Talk about good taste!  I picked the eight prints above for the front.

The large dots will be the quilt back, and I'll turn the stripe into bias binding.  When I saw the fabric online, I knew that I wanted to use a pattern that let the prints and colors shine and didn't chop them up into lots of small pieces.  I turned to my Pinterest board and picked a plus sign design -- simple, but bold.

The quilt will be twin size (approx. 65x90), which is larger than I typically make, so I decided to make things easier by increasing my block size a bit.  The single squares will be 5" finished.

After a couple of hours of cutting, I used my sketch and design wall to start the layout.  Right now, I have 8 or 9 rows assembled, and it's coming together nice and fast.  I'm happy with how the design and fabrics are working together.

Stay tuned for more progress reports on this Plus Quilt...

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