Learning the basics of patchwork is a great starting point, especially for a new quilter. In the Patchwork Plus pattern we make oversized blocks, one square or rectangle at a time. Any quilt you make needs multiple steps, and Patchwork Plus is a fun way to learn all those basics!
I love working with simple patchwork blocks. In Patchwork Plus the blocks include the plus sign, and with light, medium and dark fabrics I was able to add shading around it. The bonus squares show up when I turn the blocks as I laid out all the blocks for the quilt top.
However, I used large squares in the pattern so that you just need a few to make a large quilt. I love to enlarge blocks so that there’s less cutting, but still a good size quilt to use!
I wrote the pattern to include five sizes, so that you can make the size of quilt that is best for you! So often when I chat with quilters they have their favorite size quilt to make and it’s different than mine. Baby to King size quilts, are included in this pattern, making a great choice to get started with!
I quilted Patchwork Plus with wavy lines about an inch a part. This type of quilting is easy to manage on your home sewing machine, if it includes a similar stitch. Use a walking foot to make sure all the layers of your quilt are moving under the needle at the same rate.
I love everything about this quilt and I hope you are excited to get started on your own quilt! There are so many ways for you to customize your quilt to make it truly yours. Patchwork Plus can be made with prints, solids, or any combination of the two. It’s up to you!