What’s black and white and green all over? This Plus quilt, of course.
You’ve seen those lovely quilts with tessellating plus signs, each one a triumph of fabric placement and balance, haven’t you? I have and I love them, so this fall I finally bit the bullet and made one. Don’t know that it was a triumph, but it was certainly fun.
My stash of black and white fabrics had gone untouched for years, as had a length of lime green IKEA hippos. The squares were cut at 4″, the rectangles at 4″x11″, and it went together quickly. I thought I’d put the hippos a little more off center. Perhaps they moved themselves?
The black and white fleece backing had been hiding in my stash, as had the white fIannel that I used for the “batting”. I didn’t want anything too bulky- I have problems enough quilting fleece on a longarm. The vertical quilting lines in lime green turned out OK after all. Since the weather was so cooperative, it was time for those hippos to have their school pictures taken.
May you never finish a long spell of chain piecing only to discover your bobbin ran out at the second piece.
Linking up with Sandra who’s hosting TGIFF at http://www.mmmquilts.com