Crosses and crossing

Posted by kidneurotic on April 4th, 2010 — Posted in sewing, quilting

There are a stack of wonderful cross based quilts around the blogosphere at the moment.

Jacquie’s quilt is made from the Common Threads Quilting Bee is gorgeous with its wonderful shades of red and white - the differently sized combinations look so thoughtful and considered, but not fussy. The other pleasure has been Watching the different patches appear from different people for different projects is like anticipating lots of different Christmases.

Kelly’s is similarly lovely - but with aqua sections that make it so fresh and light.

All this, combined with a desire to reduce the teetering towers of scrap filled boxes that threaten to topple onto me every time I go into my study, has led me to my own cross based quilt.

As with most of the patched things I have made, it has a freeform, wonky basis to it, and as it is scraps, it doesn’t have the consistency of colour that the others do.


Comment by samantha

The blocks look great so far!

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Comment by Kristin L

It’s still very pretty. Sometimes the color story just has more to tell than can be said in four or five well coordinated fabrics. Sometimes scrappy is even more charming than a la mode. :-)

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 12:19 am

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