Cotton + Steel. I have all the heart eyes for their stuff!
The colors are vibrant and the prints are interesting and modern. There is always bound to be an special twist in their lines and I love discovering these little surprises.
I bought a stack of C+S prints from Spool of Thread in Vancouver and I wanted to make a quilt that was interesting but didn’t involve a lot of cutting and piecing, especially on the bias. Jeni Baker’s, Arithmetic pattern was just what I was looking for.
I measured, cut and had myself a nice-sized pile of squares. I have to admit that I had to add a few complementary prints from some non C+S lines. This is what happens when I make a purchase with no pattern in mind.
I laid out the squares into the plus pattern with our resident ‘quality inspector’ close at hand 🙂 After a bit of arranging and re-arranging, I got things to where I was happy and stacked them into rows.
This week, I was ready to get back to this project and so I began chain piecing the rows. I really enjoy this part of the process because bit by bit the various pieces are coming together.
The simple yet brilliant design is so satisfying. There are so many gorgeous versions of modern plus quilts and variations out there and I haven’t come across a single one that I don’t like.
I know that I am going to love this quilt once it is done. In the meantime, I will enjoy every minute of the process.