Friday, December 21, 2012

A Friday Finish: Happy Solstice!

Each season, Karen Snyder of Anna Lena Land hosts a "Block-a-Day" QAL challenge.  For Autumn 2012, the block is "Tessellating Crosses."  This is an easy block, conducive to strip piecing and using up a lot of scraps!

I made mine in black-white-and-yellow, based on a Jelly Roll from Benartex fabrics, "Lemon Tree."

Ninety 8" blocks and borders resulted in a quilt that measures 92" X 82" -- big enough for a full-size bed.

When I first started putting the blocks up on the design wall, I thought the tessellating pattern wouldn't show. But with all the blocks together, I like the secondary pattern of light crosses:

I am searching for a black, white, and yellow quilting weight thread to quilt this.  If I can't find it, I'll use black.  Or maybe yellow?  What do you think?

To celebrate, I'm linking up to Thank Goodness it's Finally Finished Friday, hosted this week by Karen at Sew Well Maide.

Getting caught up in piecing my Block-a-Day quilt, I have fallen sadly behind on my 30 Quilts in 60 Days goal.  Only one quilt quilted this week, and it's a baby quilt for my nephew's new baby girl:

There are 10 days left in 2012, and I have six more flimsies to quilt in order to meet my goal.  Can I do it?

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  1. looks great, I think a pale yellow thread would look good. I do have a black/white spool for a regular sewing machine, I think it was guttermann.

  2. Yes, you can do it! I think a yellow thread would be striking! Black and gray would be safe if you want to make sure the focus remains on the quilt and not the quilting. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

  3. Nice combination and lot of work ahead. Good luck with all your projects.

  4. I will tell you again- i am in love with the crosses quilt!!!
    I am so sure you will meet your goal- you are amazing like that!
    Thank you for sharing again!

  5. Glinda said it: "Can she do it? YES SHE CAN!!

    Of course you can - Christmas is organised isn't it?? just give instructions and you can keep sewing! The black grey yellow has worked really well.

    Do you have to have the binding finished as well?? You might need to do the all machine sewing binding but Im sure you'll get them done.

  6. Yes you can! Love the quilt. Maybe I will make this for my dad next year!

  7. You go girl - sew up a storm on those projects! And black quilting thread gets my vote. Thanks for linking up on my blog this week. Cheers, Karen


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