Quilting Addition

May 10, 2010, 09:46 am  Posted by Lark

It’s only recently that I’ve begun to think of myself as a quilter… before that, I would have settled for Block #2 for common threads, digs&bean“serial crafter” or “general sewist” or even “dog costume creator extraordinaire.” I’ve done just about everything craft-wise: jewelry, stained glass, linoleum block prints, painting, ceramics… But now, well, I can’t go back.

Between Flickr and my ever-expanding collection of fabrics and my increasingly messy sewing room, I think I’ve officially entered quilter-dom. And with that comes a certain amount of healthy (I think) obsession. My latest is the plus sign: so easy, so lovely, and so many variations. When it came time to send out fabrics for my virtual quilt bee, I knew I’d have to include the plus sign somehow, and I did: my theme is pluses and minuses. (Here’s a sample of one block.)

If you’re online where quilters congregate, you’ve probably seen plus signs in a variety of forms (also sometimes called cross quilts). Here are a few of my faves:

Swiss Cross Quilt

Plus Quilt

Philistine Made’s Cross Quilt (which made her cross)

Wonky Cross Quilt (in teal and lemon)

Me plus You Quilt


11 Responses

    Connie Brown says:

    Amanda, your “plus and minus” blocks are going to add up to a totaly great quilt!! I enjoyed Modern Quilters Thursday evening, I have started collecting bits and pieces for my inspriation card/postcard. See you soon….Connie Brown mail2thebrowns@juno.com

      AmandaCarestio says:

      Thanks so much, Connie! I'll bring in some of the other blocks to our next meeting… I'm definitely going to need some help from the group on this one. I'm already stressing on how I'll quilt it!

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