It took me a while to find out the name of this block, but I learned it is a block with many names. Introducing my Scrappy Arkansas Cross Roads/ Scrappy X’s and 16 patch quilt.
This quilt uses an alternating 16 patch block with an X block. The dark X’s look black, but they are actually a navy color. The scrappy blocks are 2 x 2 inch squares (originally cut 2.5 inch squares with a 1/4 inch seam).
I used a navy colored thread for the bobbin and the navy X portions of the block. These X portions were quilted in a squiggly line moving from side to side, corner to corner. The scrappy star shape, however, was quilted using a free-motion technique, echoing the outer lines of the star and the inner square in the 16 block. These scrappy stars were quilted with a peach colored thread, but still used navy blue in the bobbin.
I found a cute floral print from Joann for the back of this quilt. The binding is a Kona yellow, but I forget the name of the color. The dark navy X’s are also a Kona blue, probably Navy
This quilt will be going to a cousin-in-law that lives a couple of thousand miles away.
She has only sons, so I was happy to make a feminine quilt for her. Hopefully it is one that she doesn’t have to share with anyone else–unless she wants to, of course. This quilt is 72 inches by 88 inches, before washing.
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