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.
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
Fabric: City 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
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Less stitching and more domesticity today!