I finished this quilt as a gift for my cousin’s son. He turned three recently and I made him this quilt:
It is the first plus quilt I ever made, and it was inspired by this quilt by SOTAK Handmade. I didn’t want to cut up a bunch of squares to sew them together again for the long part of the plus, so I contacted Holly of Bijou Lovely when I saw her plus quilt on her blog. She kindly explained the math to me, so I was able to cut just 3 pieces for each plus instead of 5.
The back is pieced with two pieces of soft flannel and my custom fabric label from Spoonflower.
It worked out nicely and I am definitely doing this design again with some Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics I have earmarked for this project.
I am also making steady progress on my second Greek Cross for the Across the Sea Quilt Along. I didn’t wait for all the directions to be published before I finished my first version of the quilt, and this time it looks like I won’t follow them to the t either. Esther wanted a lot of heart fabric in her quilt, so I am going to end up with lots of leftover cross blocks after I add in the fabrics she specifically picked last time we went to Joanns together. There were a few she picked from the rolled up fat quarter bin. I am going to piece the back and incorporate the extras, but I’m not going to follow the quilt along directions for the back because of that. Oh well, I plan to make one more version with blues and greens, so maybe I will actually do it the way it was planned by the lovely ladies who set up the quilt along. Here are some of my fabrics:
I am using some cute deer, hedgehogs, mushrooms, polka dots, and of course those foxes! It was supposed to be for Esther’s birthday, but with my 2 week sabbatical from sewing, it looks like she’ll be lucky to get it on her bed before the weather snaps.