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