Have you seen the March/April 2021 issue of Quiltmaker? It is chock full of exciting quilt designs! I know you’ll find one or two that you just have to make.
My quilt, “Plus and Square,” is included in the magazine, and I am so excited to share the design with you! I had a ton of fun making this quilt. Although it is a quick and easy project, it packs a vibrant, visual punch. I selected brightly colored fabrics from my stash and stitched to my heart’s content. The Pluses seem to float on a sea of white background, while the Cobblestone squares form a solid anchoring frame around the perimeter.
The polka dot extra wide backing is from Connecting Threads and is perfect for this project. I quilted the “Tartan” pantograph designed by Melonie J. Caldwell in a neutral thread that blends into the white background but isn’t garish on the various colored fabrics. The angular lines of “Tartan” mimic the Plus patchwork. A red binding completes the quilt’s fun-loving vibe.
Soon after receiving “Plus and Square” back from Quiltmaker, I learned of a young boy who loves color and who “needed” a quilt made by “Auntie Mum.” Do you think he is a little bit excited?
Some of the fabrics used in the interior are duplicated in the border. Won’t this youngster have fun finding the matches?