Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

I drew this simple and easy pattern quite a few months ago.  It all started with my wanting to make a plus pattern quilt, but I wanted to do a bit more than the traditional plus blocks.  While fiddling with the design, I added the little squares on top.  That became my Squares Plus pattern.  Then I got distracted by other shiny new things and it lay forgotten.

 

Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Squares Plus on Etsy and Craftsy

 

A few notes about the pattern – 

The pattern includes both paper piecing AND regular piecing instructions.

This is a very beginner-friendly and scrap-happy pattern. It should be fun to use up some scraps for this block.  Charm packs can be used as well.

 

  Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

These were the two colourways that I was originally going to use. One day when I make a larger quilt using this pattern, I will probably go back to one of these two.

 

Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

In June there was an abundance of yellow and orange colours in the photos I took for my Wandering Camera project.  Inspired by those colours, I made the first Squares Plus block.

 

Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

It was such a fast block to make, I had the rest of the blocks done in no time.  Then a multitude of summer events happened and unfortunately they were stowed away.  Recently however, I really wanted to finish this quilt.

 

Hot Air Balloon Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Hot Air Balloons on Etsy and Craftsy

 

Remembering how much I enjoyed the wavy quilting on Floating At Dawn,

 

Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

I quilted this one with wavy lines too.

 

Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

The recipient of the quilt was keeping me company whilst I worked on it.

 

Squares Plus Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

This little quilt reminds me of a breezy day in the midst of flowers, water and grass.  It makes me smile to see my beloved kitty sleeping peacefully on it, hopefully dreaming of the things I envisioned in the colours of this quilt.

 

You can make your very own Squares Plus quilt too.  The pattern is available on my Etsy and Craftsy shops.

-Soma

 

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