Wednesday, 11 June 2014

WIP Wednesday

This weekend I had real hankering to start a new project.  I feel like the only person in the quilting world who hasn't made an interlocking plus quilt.  I didn't have a colour scheme in mind so I turned to Design Seeds for inspiration.  Since it's winter here, I looked at the various palettes under the winter theme and picked these three as favourites.

  

I pulled some fabrics from stash and cut a lot of  4" squares (because you can cut 5 4" squares, which is how many you need to make one plus, from a 4" strip cut from a fat quarter).  I laid them out on my design wall and ummmed and ahhhhed over whether to leave the red in.

Winter Plus quilt top

As you can see, the red stayed in!  It's a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton which gives it a bit of depth and texture.

Winter Plus quilt top

This quilt top will be pretty nice and quick to quilt up,  but I haven't basted it yet because I want to use a lovely cotton waffle fabric that my Dad bought in Japan and I needed to pre-wash it first.  I'm a bit nervous about using the waffle because it's effectively a knit, but I'm hopeful that by using plenty of pins to baste and quilting really carefully, it will come out ok.  If not, I guess I can use another cat quilt!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

P.S. I am speaking and showing some of my quilts at the Wellington Quilter's Guild meeting tomorrow evening. If you're a reader please feel free to come and say hi - I'd love to meet you.

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20 comments:

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

HI Adrienne. I'd love to come to the Quilters' Guild and hear you speak, but unfortunately my husband is away and I can't leave my kids on their own again. Hopefully there'll be another time.
Love the plus quilt, especially the splash of red.

Heather said...

I am so glad you left the red in.

Kelly Warriner-Simpson said...

I have been showing my son your blog to show him who the speaker will be this month - he is coming to his first guild meeting.

So you know, you have the approval of a 9yo boy - "Yeah her stuff is pretty cool and she likes cats".

Fairly high praise for him

Leonie said...

Love the red - it's a real feature! The waffle sounds great - hopefully it works out!

Schulz Family said...

That is funny. I made my plus quilt two years ago and thought I was behind the trend then!!! Maybe I was a forerunner at the time. Miracle. Love the red in it.

Karyn said...

I cheated and cut some strips rather than a all the separate squares! I have made two plus quilts. I think they look cool. And I like the red in yours.

dutchcomfort said...

Love the splash of red in your crosses quilt.
I still haven’t made an interlocking plus quilt...

Charlotte said...

love the red!

Charlotte said...

love the red!

pennydog said...

Yep, the red is a good plan!

Annabella said...

I love that pop of red Adrianne. The plus block is the only pattern I have repeated - glad you made one!

Sewing by Jenn said...

I just love this and especially the red!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

I love a plus quilt... though I've yet to make one myself. That red plus really pops. Perfect!

Taryn @ from Pixels to Patchwork said...

Really nice quilt! The red plus is my favorite part! It really stood out on my FB newsfeed. I hope the waffle knit backing works out well. It sounds so perfect for a soft and warm winter quilt!

Hettie's Mum said...

I love the red. So glad you kept it! The waffle knit sounds interesting. It will be great to hear how you go with it. Hmmn I must try a plus quilt soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Allison said...

I love the red plus mixed in among the others :) thanks for sharing you inspiration photos & their respective palettes. it is an interesting look at your creative process :)

Rachel said...

Love the pop of red.

jeifner said...

It looks fabulous against that background, great pic!

amy said...

I adore this! I struggle knowing where to place a splash of color, and you've nailed it :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Pretty quilt top!