Happy Friday! Hope you’re having a good summer! We’ve had a busy week – this was Cub Scout camp week, and parents are highly encouraged (and in my case, required) to volunteer. I spent Tuesday teaching basketball, which is not a skill I realized I had. Wednesday making craft stick bombs (turning potential energy into kinetic energy), and yesterday helping with the robot arm craft (during which, I managed to get super glue on my teeth – YUCK!). All of which means there’s not much quilting to report, but the kids had a lot of fun.
Are you loving all of the plus quilts that have been all over blogs lately? Mostly because of the Modern Plus Book that came out a couple of months ago. I also mentioned that I was interested in Meadow Mist’s Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along.
For today’s free pattern, I thought I would find a free plus quilt just to round things out. Isn’t this one pretty?
It’s called Ironhook by Wendy Sheppard. I love the look of scrappy fabric and, of course, I appreciate any background choice that isn’t white! The construction looks complicated, but it is done in columns instead of rows, which is what gives it the appearance of a more random method. The little plus blocks are off-centered and rotating them gives an extra random effect.
Having done a plus quilt without interlocking pieces, there are more background pieces than you might expect, and thus more cutting. However, there aren’t many matching seams, which means that the whole quilt can be constructed relatively stress free!
Have a great weekend!