Thursday, 12 May 2022

crossroads quilt








- progress collage




- a little binding collage showing fabric detail, use & scale



















And, we’re done! My ‘Crossroads’ quilt, {pattern from Treehouse Textiles} is a delightfully scrappy quilt, with a real vintage vibe. I've included some of my favourite fabrics from several years of stash building in this quilt!

For my backing I chose a wide quilt back, Ruby Star 'shell' in cotton sateen. It's so soft & silky, and makes for a super light weight quilt. 
Home quilting every quilt I make is proving tricky so I had Leeanne from quiltmekiwi machine quilt this one. I chose in an edge-to-edge pattern called 'ripples', and am very happy with the result. There's a gentle texture while still showing off the quilt design. 
The binding was a tad difficult to chose, but I ended up with an Alison Glass tone-on-tone blues. Blue seems to go with most things I sew, and with this quilt I felt it reflected the teal in my centre squares nicely and highlighted the blues in the backing fabric. My finished quilt measures approx. 70" x 58".
Linking up with Kelly for NNT here and with Cynthia over here for 'oh scrap'.

Until next time, Linda


9 comments:

  1. a very good variety of fabric it looks great!

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  2. What a lovely finish on the Crossroads Quilt!! I love all the beautiful scrappy blocks...so pretty...hugs, Julierose

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  3. I love your quilt so much that I ordered the digital download to make it. It's gorgeous!

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  4. As a child of the 40s and 50s, this has a definite vintage vibe and reminds me of the fabrics in my clothing in those times. Also reminiscent of the first fabrics I played with as I tried patchwork in the 1950s. It is so pretty and your piecing is perfection.

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  5. Love this!! I have her pattern and it's on my list!

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  6. I love the vintagey feel of this quilt!

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  7. Another beautiful finish for you! You have such a knack for selecting and combining complementary fabric prints.

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  8. That pattern is great for using so many wonderful fabrics. Don't you feel terrific for using up a lot of scraps? The quilting is terrific.

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  9. You already know how much I love this design! Your finished quilt is a delight. Gorgeous fabric combinations and such a wonderful scrappy look. Great choice of quilting design, too. This has turned out so well. It would be tempting to make lots of these quilts.

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