Today I’m highlighting my Crossing Paths pattern. It’s a really fun one and I love that fabric choice makes this pattern look totally different. I shouldn’t play favorites, but…
The pattern includes three different block sizes. I wanted to be able to use the pattern for all different scale fabric, so I designed small, medium and large blocks. This also means that you can make Baby through King quilts.
I made this version using the large blocks! It is a throw and sews up quickly! You only have to make four blocks!!
I had this vision of getting a picture with the baseball stadium in the background because the quilt reminds of the bases on a baseball field. It turns out it’s really windy on this hill! My friend Karen is a trooper and didn’t complain once during my ridiculous nitpicking of photoshoots.
I did a combination of straight line quilting and free motion quilting. It’s really densely quilted. I was reminded that straight line quilting takes forever. This was a really fun one to quilt.
I accidentally cut twice as many 1″ strips as I needed. I knew if I put them in my scrap bin that I’d never use them. Sewing 1″ strips is not really much fun. So I designed a fancy back. It took longer to piece than the front, but was totally worth it! Plus the quilting really shows through here. I also matched the pattern of the navy Tula Pink fabric when I pieced the sides.
I fussy cut the binding on this quilt. It needed to happen. That’s a print from Terra Australis.
The version on the pattern cover is the Medium blocks and made into a Queen. You can see how moving where you use light and dark fabrics totally changes the look of the layout.
Do you ever have a piece of fabric that you just love?! Even though it is not really your usual style? The red flowers were like that for me! I fell in love with them, despite the metallic floralness that was going on. Metallic is not usually my jam, neither is floral. This quilt is also significant because I’ve wanted a red and white quilt for ages and now I have one! Woot! I used the blue print for the back which is a nice surprise.
And here are the small blocks! This was made with Sara Lawson‘s Jungle Ave fabric for Spring Market 2014. It was the original design before I added the other block sizes. I wanted to highlight this adorable elephants!
These ellies were made for fussy cutting! And how great is the subway print?!
I used the selvage with my label!