Inspiration is a strange thing. I've been wanting to make a plus quilt for ages, but it wasn't until last week that I needed to make one. What changed? I wish I knew!
I have admired, pinned, and favorited several plus/cross quilts over the years, but all of a sudden a layout and a color combo came together in my head. Once I had this idea, it wouldn't let up. I've been cutting, sewing, staying up too late and slugging coffee like a woman possessed.
This is an admittedly odd grouping of color and I love it's quirkiness. I chose the solids first from Pink Chalk Fabrics, and then I picked the print for the backing. It's not an exact match, but I loved the paisleys so much I had to have it. I couldn't wait for the fabric to arrive so I could get started.
Kona in Curry, Slate, Bone, Jade, Cerise, Flesh and Pomegranate by Robert Kaufman
Somerville Study, Pindar Paisley in Sienna by Alexander Henry
-Scroll down to see Rashida's beautiful quilt from her book, I Love Patchwork.
-The inspiration for Rashida's quilt came from this quilt by Maritza Soto.
-You *must* see this quilt from the Jonathan Holstein collection, which had to have been the inspiration for the Alabama Quilt by Folk Fibers.
-Modern red and white crosses by CB Handmade
-Antique red and white cross quilt
-Swiss Army wool blanket on etsy
Ok, I'll stop linking now. There are so many inspiring quilts!
LOVE these fabrics together! I love the plus quilt too and have so far only made a pillow. It's suprisingly time consuming to get the lay out right!ReplyDelete
You're right, the layout is key! It's kind of involved for a bunch of squares, but totally worth it.Delete
inspiration can take over with a rush can't it---so wonderful!ReplyDelete
Excited to see your colors come alive in a quilt top!
Yes! Starting a new project is the best!! Maybe that explains all of my UFOs. ; )Delete
What beautiful jewel toned fabrics you have chosen.ReplyDelete
love the colors!!! what are you using to design your quilts? is it just graph paper??ReplyDelete
Hey Paula! I used EQ for this one. Sometimes I use Illustrator instead. It depends on the project. : )Delete
Szykuje się ciekawy projekt :)ReplyDelete
Dziękuję! (I looked it up) : )Delete
Loving your colours, can't wait to see what they become :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Helen! : )Delete