Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crossed Paths Quilt

Why is it harder to name a quilt than to choose binding fabric?  But here it is, the finished Crossed Paths Quilt:


Only yesterday this was just a quilt top without borders!  As you can see I had a really productive day, adding borders, piecing the backing and basting the quilt sandwich all before the teens came home from school. 

Quilt back - a patchwork strip of City Weekend fabrics
on a Kona Ash background.

The quilting was started late afternoon and took about 4 1/2 hours of solid stitching to complete. No tucks, no puckering and fabric pulling.  It was a good basting day.
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This quilt is  quite heavily quilted, but I really love the effect of all the intersecting lines. I outlined all of the seams by stitching approximately a quarter inch on both sides of the seam lines, first creating a foundation grid by outlining all of the individual blocks and then filling in the remaining lines.


I didn't have enough fabric to finish the quilt with City Weekend fabric, so I chose to play it safe by using the much loved Kei Honeycomb (Japanese Import) white spot on a red background for the quilt binding.  The machine stitched binding was completed late into the evening (or was it early morning?).


Some easy reference details:

Quilt Size:  44.5 inches x 50.5 inches
FabricCity Weekend by Oliver + S and a neutral linen/cotton fabric
Block size:  6 1/2 inches ~ 42 blocks
Border:  4" x 2" strips (finished size)
Backing:  Kona Cotton Ash ~  1.5 yards


I have updated my Etsy Shop!

You can find the listing for the Crossed Paths Quilt here.  SOLD

Less stitching and more domesticity today!

25 comments:

  1. I so agree with you about naming a quilt. I find that difficult too! But I think that your name fits this one beautifully. And it is a beautiful quilt too!

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  2. Gorgeous! And why is it that naming a quilt is so tough?! I love the name you picked for this, it's perfect. This is such a beautiful quilt, and I just adore the way you quilted it, too. Gorgeous work, as always! :)

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  3. Wow Rita!!! Really lovely work on this one. I love the pieced border. Makes me want to go out and get some of that City Weekend fabric for my own stash.

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  4. I love the quilting! And I LOVE the way you included some of the selvage onto the top! Do you just sew it on the top when done and through all the layers? Does it have raw edges and if so,do they fray much? This is such a great idea!

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  5. It's funny - sometimes it's so hard to name a quilt, and sometimes there's something that's been rolling around in your head ever since you started working on that particular quilt. Sometimes for me, it's a song that's been going through my head while I sew....

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  6. Very nice, you did an amazing job like always. I really do love the quilts you make!

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  7. You are amazing! I'd be stitching those straight lines for a week! It's beautiful!

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  8. Love IT!!! So pretty. Where do you get your labels from?

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  9. How in the world do you machine stitch the binding on and have it look so amazing on the other side? Mine always ends up waving on and off of the opposite side of the binding, so I usually end up doing it by hand.

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  10. I love this cross's on this quilt. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a great quilt. Love the clean lines and the simplicity of the crosses which really suit the City Weekend fabrics. Your wonderful quilting just accentuates both the crosses and the fabrics.

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  12. your quilting is amazing. So accurate and perfect choice for the quilt. Loving the binding!

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  13. Wow! Fabulous! The quilting and border are fantastic. Well done!

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  14. Beautiful! I hope you'll be selling a pattern for this one!

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  15. Love! You can see all the hard work you put into it. and the straight line quilting is perfect. :)

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  16. Beautiful again! Love the quilting - the lines look fabulous especially on the back.

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  17. Exquisite. Whenever I visit your blog I am encouraged to go to my sewing room.

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  18. This is a great pattern for some of Aunt Gracie 4" squares I found at the bottom of a storage bin. Great stash buster. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. You are so kind, I like your blog very much, I am from Hungary, I am a patchwwork blogger too!

    I would like to ask you, what do you do with your nice bedcovers, because I think it is too much for someone or for one family.

    Do you sew your bedcovers for sale or for yourself ?
    (I am swing my 3 bedcovers recently.)
    You use perfect colours, I like to be here.

    Thank you for your answer!

    Best wishes: Ágota

    http://huncutkacerna.blogspot.com/

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  20. What a lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing all of your work with us, Rita. It is a blessing to have this constant stream of inspiration.

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  21. Very nice, Rita!! I bet it's very warm too with all the quilting!:) Love the lines!!

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  22. Gorgeous! How funny, I always struggle with naming my quilts as well.

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  23. this is gorgeous!! love the quilting :)

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