Tsuru floating plus quilt

It’s been weeks since we put up our latest shop window and I finally processed the pictures of my quilt! This is the first quilt I’ve finished in ages and although I was under a bit of self-imposed time pressure (I wanted the new window up in time for our Fat Quarterly Retreat event), it felt really good.

Tsuru floating plus quilt

 

I used mainly fabrics from Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 along with some other red and navy blenders, including Pearl BraceletsStitch Floral CircleModern Home and Pure. I liked the idea of the pluses sort of “floating” on linen, so I used Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax all around the edges, as the binding and on the back.

It’s a single bed sized quilt and I referred to Jeni Baker’s Arithmetic Pattern and Modern Plus Quilt Tutorial when I worked on it. I very carefully arranged the directional prints so the centre is going opposite to the top, bottom and sides of each plus. And I managed to make sure the cranes were all flying right side up – except for on one square. Urgh.

Tsuru floating plus quilt

On the back I used up some left over squares by adding a strip to break up the linen. This is a tiny bit crooked, but I’m pleased to see you can’t really tell. It’s quilted with straight lines a quarter inch from either side of all of the seams.

A few of these fabrics have gone out of stock, but you’ll be happy to know we now have full bolts of the cranes in both colourways back on the shelves. They are gorgeous.

And a huge thanks to Charlotte and Christine who helped me baste it on the floor of the shop one hot summer day!

 

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