This is a great pattern for beginners! And, it’s free from Amy Garro’s blog, 13 spools. The finished size is 38 x 54 inches so it’s the perfect size for a quick quilt. I was able to piece the quilt top in a weekend. I chose a fabric that I wanted to highlight in the plus signs and then a coordinating solid. I used Essex Linen Yarn Dyed in Charcoal. Another idea would be to have your solid coordinating fabric as the plus signs and then your highlight fabric as the background. In keeping with my japanese theme, I used a Tokyo map print from the Passport Collection as my backing. Binding used was from Cotton+Steel Mochi Collection Dottie’s Cousin Bright Plum.

Fabric Spot Gus & Maria Quilt Backing

Click here to get the free pattern and happy sewing!