If you ever need a break from complicated quilt patterns, try laying out different designs with squares. I have piles of 2 1/2 inch squares, cut from leftover pieces of fabric and sorted into colours. These simple shapes are fun to arrange and stitch together easily by machine.
I recently made a quilt using squares for my god-daughter’s baby. Once I decided on the layout – a cross in the centre of the block, surrounded by light prints and then squares of a different colour to the cross – the pieces came together fairly quickly. It was fun revisiting the individual fabrics and remembering where I had used them before.
Add a border and there you have it – a simple, bright quilt for a baby.
My quilt was beautifully quilted by Therese at Love That Fabric. I chose the Jilly all-over quilting design and this photo shows the quilting detail. I always love to have curved quilting on a quilt made with squares or rectangles because it softens the design.
So save your squares! Playing with fabric is good therapy. As you move the pieces around, it seems a different part of your brain takes over. It’s so soothing.