Sep 23

Cross Cut Quilt

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Hi All,

If you have been reading, you know I’m a fan of Craftsy and I have been taking a Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design Class by Jacquie Gering.  I was first introduced to Jacquie by watching a video from the Modern Quilt Conference – can’t think of the name of the conference at the moment.  Anyway, I love her simple but powerful designs.  In my attempt to become a good quilter I decided to make every quilt in the class.  This is quilt #4.

Craftsy quilt #4

Of all the quilts in the class, this was my least favorite and I had a hard time starting. Let me tell you I was wrong. Once I started, I loved it.  It was fast, easy and I thought each block was more beautiful than the next.  It looked like I was a master at piecing but it was so easy a child could do it.  If you want to take a great, easy modern quilt class hurry over to Craftsy and sign up as all quilting classes are on sale now.

Per the instructions, it only called for 4 blocks which although pretty in itself, I’m not big on just pretty things and wanted it to be useful too.  Therefore I added 2 extra blocks and added some sashing and it is now big enough to be a lap quilt.

I find that I love intense quilting and therefore I quilted the heck out of this one.  I only used two quilting designs, continuous lines and pebbles both I found easy to do.  If you would inspect the quilt you would see that all the quilting isn’t perfect and there was a time or two I wondered if I should rip something out but in the end you don’t even see the imperfections and realize they become part of the beauty of the quilt.

Craftsy Quilt #4

I’m thrilled at my progression of quilting. Although not perfect, I love it.  This quilt has already been gifted and is being loved. I hope it keeps my daughter’s legs warm for many years.

Craftsy Quilt #4

See you next time.