I have my first finished quilt in 2015 to show: Plus One!
I showed photos of the first plus blocks already in November in line with my turn of the Around The World Blog Tour as it was still in progress. Now it's finally finished and I'm very happy how it turned out!
I used a selection of solid fabrics in different shades of green, orange, yellow and blue.
Ever since I've seen this beautiful quilt by NZ quilter Adrianne of 'On the windy side' I wanted to make one myself and started collecting lots of low volume fabrics and started sewing the first blocks.
I went with a simple diagonal straight line quilting with what will be my all time favourite Aurifil thread with colour shades from white to light grey. The colour changes of the thread are so subtle but still visible and give the quilting a beautiful depth.
And that's how the back looks like:
Almost as nice as the front!
I just love the little orange birdies of Lotta Jansdotter's fabric line 'Bella'!
So why is there a 'one' in the quilt?
Well first of all I always try to come up with something different in my quilt designs, even if it is a quilt block design which has been done so many times by other quilters. In this case I just wanted to add a bit of interest and draw the attention to the 'one' in the quilt as it stands for my 'plus one' - my husband!
I placed the 'one' so that when I'm wrapped up in the quilt on our couch that the 'one' points towards my husband.... awww!
And here he is:
Always supporting me and holding up my quilts for photo shootings - thank you!
I really like the +1 idea, the next baby quilt I'll do might have l+l=ll in lovely baby colours? I'll see how this turns out. Already excited about that!
I had a few difficulties with these blocks at the beginning.... I will do another blog post about it later and will also tell you about how I did the straight line quilting.
Linking this to the German Montagsmacher and Crazy Mom Quilts!