I drew this simple and easy pattern quite a few months ago. It all started with my wanting to make a plus pattern quilt, but I wanted to do a bit more than the traditional plus blocks. While fiddling with the design, I added the little squares on top. That became my Squares Plus pattern. Then I got distracted by other shiny new things and it lay forgotten.
A few notes about the pattern –
The pattern includes both paper piecing AND regular piecing instructions.
This is a very beginner-friendly and scrap-happy pattern. It should be fun to use up some scraps for this block. Charm packs can be used as well.
These were the two colourways that I was originally going to use. One day when I make a larger quilt using this pattern, I will probably go back to one of these two.
In June there was an abundance of yellow and orange colours in the photos I took for my Wandering Camera project. Inspired by those colours, I made the first Squares Plus block.
It was such a fast block to make, I had the rest of the blocks done in no time. Then a multitude of summer events happened and unfortunately they were stowed away. Recently however, I really wanted to finish this quilt.
Remembering how much I enjoyed the wavy quilting on Floating At Dawn,
I quilted this one with wavy lines too.
The recipient of the quilt was keeping me company whilst I worked on it.
This little quilt reminds me of a breezy day in the midst of flowers, water and grass. It makes me smile to see my beloved kitty sleeping peacefully on it, hopefully dreaming of the things I envisioned in the colours of this quilt.