Modern Crosses Quilt Finish

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Completion Date: June 25, 2016

Pattern: modified Modern Crosses Quilt from the book Modern Log Cabin Quilting (see previous posts here and here)

Finished Size: 45″ x 57″

Fabric: rainbow Kona solids scraps and various low volume fabrics

Backing & Binding: Ikea Nattljus fabric

Quilting: Diagonal crosshatch

Photo location: GASP! (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park), Hobart, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

 

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Modern Crosses Quilt Top

After sewing my thirty-five log cabin blocks together, I was happy to discover that my finished Modern Crosses Quilt top measures 45″ x 57″ which I think is a reasonable size for a lap quilt.Modern crosses 1.jpg I made this quilt using a pattern from the wonderful book Modern Log Cabin Quilting but I made a few modifications which you can read about in my previous post.

I did play with a few alternative layout ideas

before deciding that I liked the staggered arrangement best with the colours fading from left to right.Modern crosses 1I’m still contemplating how to quilt this one but already have it basted and ready for when I decide…

Modern crosses 3This week, I also finished quilting my Colour Happy Quilt and have started hand stitching down the binding. I’m hoping to be able to show you the finished quilt very soon.

 

May Is For Makers | LRstitched.comFor Week 4 of the May is for Makers campaign, I decided to purchase a pattern that I can see myself making in the near future.

While on a road trip with my family earlier in the year, I stumbled unexpectedly on a quaint little gift/quilt shop in a small country town. I managed to pick up a bargain jelly roll from the Moda fabric collection Road 15 by Sweetwater.

I’ve been searching for a suitable jelly roll pattern and think that this Hexie Framed quilt pattern by Quilty Love will be perfect!

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More Log Cabins

I have plenty of WIP’s that I should could be working on but instead I have been spending my recent sewing time making colourful log cabin blocks.

Log Cabin 10These blocks are for my new project from the book Modern Log Cabin Quilting. The project, called “Modern Crosses”, is featured on the book cover.

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I wrote about this wonderful book in a previous post and showed you the log cabin pillow I recently made using strips of my cherished Carolyn Friedlander Doe fabric.

For this new project, I have used solids leftover from bunting I made for our Guild’s booth at the local Craft and Quilt Fair last year.

If you’re interested, the bunting pattern is a free tutorial by Jeni Baker @ In Color Order.

There wasn’t a lot remaining from the original fat eighths after the bunting was made but I’ve been holding onto these small scraps just waiting for an opportunity to use them.

Log Cabin 3I can honestly say that there was just enough leftover fabric to make my Modern Crosses blocks and I literally sewed right up to the selvage edge (as shown in the photo below).

Log Cabin 5I did have to make a few changes to the original pattern as 2 inch strips were required for the “logs” and I only had enough coloured fabric for strips 1¾ inches wide. So, as a result, my blocks measure at 8½ inches square instead of the 9½ inch size in the pattern.

Each block is made up of four log cabins:

Log Cabin 7I used various low volume fabrics from my stash for the background .

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Log Cabin 9And as I had five varying shades of seven different colours to begin with, I only made 35 blocks (as opposed to the 60 in the book pattern).

Log Cabin 6I’m really looking forward to sewing these blocks together and discovering what size quilt I end up with! 😉

In support of the current May is for Makers campaign, I have purchased another pattern from an indie designer this week.

For week 3, I have purchased a quilted pillowcase pattern – Modern Sorbet by Seraphym Handmade.(7) Name: 'Quilting : Quilted Pillowcase - Modern Sorbet It’s no secret that I love making pillows and as Drunkards Path blocks have always been on my bucket list, I thought this small project would be a great way for me to try curved piecing for the first time!

Deb 🙂

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