Poor Bill hasn't received any handmade item from me. Ever. Until now.
This is a Plus Sign quilt I made using this tutorial and the Hometown by Sweetwater line. When that line arrived in the shop, he said it was his favorite. Not a big surprise among all the feminine colors and prints I tend to bring in. He said if I ever made him a quilt (hint, hint), that he would like this fabric. Subtle. Real subtle.
So, I got to work making this pattern. I picked it because I liked that it called for one rectangle and two squares to make each plus sign. This is less work compared to many of the other plus-sign quilt tutorials, which tend to call for 5 squares. Less work, and less chance of messing up!
Laying out the pieces in the "right" order was the hardest part. I wanted to make sure the quilt had color and print balance. This was a mind bender, but staying organized by pinning rows together once I had it "just right" made it a little easier.
I free motion quilted it in a stipple. The binding is scrappy using left overs from the fat quarters I started with.
So now Bill has a quilt. Still need to knit him a hat. I'll get around to it. Someday.