It’s only recently that I’ve begun to think of myself as a quilter… before that, I would have settled for “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:
Philistine Made’s Cross Quilt (which made her cross)
Wonky Cross Quilt (in teal and lemon)