Thursday, January 19, 2017

Patchwork of the Crosses

I did not realize I had never posted pictures of my Patchwork of the Crosses quilt after it was quilted until I received a nice letter from a Shelly asking to see a picture.  Then I realized I did not even have pictures of the quilt once it was quilted.  The quilt is rather her large and heavy, so I spread it over my guest room bed to take these pictures.

The quilt was quilted by Donna Sawyer, of Heath Springs, SC.  She did a marvelous job, custom quilting each block with a motif that I selected and then doing a lovely border design. 

The off white border around each block are made with a variety of shirting fabrics, which I fell in love with during this process. 

This motif was quilted on the back of each block


Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful! The mix of shirting backgrounds adds so much.

Julie Fukuda said...

I have made this pattern twice after seeing a quilt by Lucy Boston at a British fair and making a sketch. My blocks were much smaller in size but I love the way you can play with the fabric to get different results. I called my first quilt "star crossed" because i was doomed to make it from the moment I first saw it. The second was called "Double crossed" because I was doomed to make another with a variety of fabrics. There may be another one somewhere down the road but next time I will make bigger blocks more like yours.