Tagged: free motion

Dec 22

Scrappy Arkansas Cross Roads Quilt (156)

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.

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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).

 

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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.

 

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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 🙂

 

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This quilt will be going to a cousin-in-law that lives a couple of thousand miles away.

 

x and 16 patch quilt, or arkansas cross roads block quilt

 

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.

arkansas Crossroads quilt

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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Dec 30

Baby Chain mail Jelly Roll Quilt is complete! (45)

I finally finished my baby chain mail quilt!  Yay!

I used some left over squares to make a fun back.

I used the pink and green stripe fabric to bind the quilt.

I used a butter-yellow colored thread to machine quilt my quilt in a free motion meandering pattern.  I’m glad I chose the yellow.  Light enough to blend with the white, but it doesn’t look stark against the color fabrics like white normally does.

I am very satisfied with how this quilt turned out, and I have decided to try my luck and sell it on etsy.

My daughters were big helpers and held the quilt for me while I took the first few pictures.  Then, after they left, my son felt it was his turn to help me.

It’s so great to have such willing helpers!

So, I figure this will be my last quilt of the year.  Here are all the other quilts I made in 2010.

And this one, too.

Have a Happy New Year!

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