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Oct 07

Intersections Quilt (163)

Many years ago (almost 1.5 years ago!) I made this quilt using Zen Chic’s Figures collection.  I loved how it was both masculine and, with the coral color, a bit feminine as well.  This quilt went to my kid’s teacher.  IMG_6129

You’ll notice that, in the process of making this quilt, I cut off a lot of corners.  Well, I saved those corners, and decided to sew them together–to make intersections.

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Then, after I made these square intersections from my triangle scraps, I sewed them to rectangles, and then sewed those rows to other rows with other squares and rectangles, and BAM!  This quilt top was born.

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To be honest, this quilt top has been sitting around my house for over a year.  Just a lonely quilt top.  It was a busy year.  And beside it sat a lonely cut of yellow minky. Not exactly a matching yellow, but a soft irresistible yellow, because at that point in time, there was no such thing as a matching yellow minky.

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And so, after a neighbor had a baby, I took that yellow minky fabric, and with cotton batting in-between, basted it to that quilt top.  After many times sewing the quilt sandwich in a straight line echo stitch over and over and over again, it was finally done.

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All it needed was to be bound, which I did with this super dark navy blue Kona cotton.

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And it was complete.  It is now in the hands of a new owner, a little boy about 2 months old.  Not bad for a quilt top that has been sitting around for a year.   And, seriously, that yellow non-matching minky feels AMAZING!

intersections quilt

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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.

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Nov 06

Stars and Nines (128)

 

This quilt has been gone for over a year, and I’m glad to finally have it home.

 

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Not only was it featured in Fons and Porter’s Scrap Fall Quilts 2014, but it will make a debut in the Fons and Porter Video Series this upcoming year.

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(photo from Fons and Porter.  You can order the digital pattern here)

 

This design came to me as kind of a fluke.  I had a bunch of 2.5 inch squares cut out for some sort of scrap quilt, so I began to sew them into nine-patches.  I wanted to try a unique way to assemble them, like a Jack’s Chain type design.  And so, I came up with this design.

 

 

One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the resulting scalloped edge.  It required me to cut the binding on the bias, but what a charming edge to this quilt.

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I of course made a test block before cutting the fabric for this quilt, and I realized that there are so many other fun ways to use this pattern.  I feel like this quilt highlights the nine patches, but you could make this quilt using one fabric for the nine patch squares, almost as the background, and make the stars really pop.

 

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I made this quilt for my daughter as her winter quilt, so I backed it with a bright magenta mink.  I like to use a loose quilt design with these heavier minky quilts.  This quilt is quilted using a floral paisley design.

 

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