A couple of weeks ago Jade one of my friends asked me how to easily make a plus sign quilt. We came up with a cutting chart etc. using 4 1/2 inch squares and 12 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles. Jade made her first quilt over a weekend and this is another she has made
|Jade's Plus quilt|
Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co has come up with a video tutorial using charm squares. It is a great way to use scraps as well.
two (2) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches squares and
one (1) 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangle of the same scrap fabric
If you want to make one using 3 1/2 inch strips you will need for each plus sign
two (2) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch squares and
one(1) 9 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch rectangle from the same scrap fabric
We are adding another item to our Bridie's Blossoms packs and that is an embroidered hankie for fathers to have as their own keepsake. The word Dad will be embroidered as shown in either pink. blue or variegated thread for very early gestational size packs. I have managed to source some very reasonable cotton hankies from an overseas online auction site.