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!