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December 6, 2018 Crosses Quilt

Crosses on White

“Crosses on White” is a style of quilt that I’ve seen over the years that I really find visually pleasing. The contrast of brightly colored prints in a simple pattern against a start backgrounds gives me both modern minimalism and a bit of magpie “ooo, shiny!”

I drafted this pattern myself and it turned out much larger than I would have thought . (I do minimal planning and I’m often surprised by the finished size of something that I’ve only worked out on paper.) “Crosses on White” will be the biggest quilt that I make for this series. The 9-patch blocks are 1 ½” square and the middle rectangle is 3 ½” x 1 ½”. The finished units are 3 ½” square. The sashing and boarders are 1 ½” wide.

The scene of this quilt reminds me of some photos that my husband and I took when we were out west and came upon a graveyard just outside of a windblown western town surrounded by sand. It, too, was stark. However the colors there were in browns and blues instead of the colorful Kaffe Fasset prints that I have used for my crosses.

The other reason I chose this quilt pattern was the opportunity to make a 9-patch block without actually using 9 squares. This is three square on the top and three on the bottom with a single rectangle in the middle. I thought it would be easier. LOL! Not so much. See, when you sew a 9-patch together, you can depend on the seams keeping all your blocks lined up perfectly. When you’re sewing two separate 3-patch units to a single rectangle, the sky’s the limit for how far out of alignment your 3-patch units will be to each other.

After taking three different blocks apart and re-sewing them, I decided that maybe this type of block should be handled more carefully in the future.

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