Name: Scrappy Crossroads
Design: Trellis Crossroads from the book Modern Bee by Lindsay Conner
Size: 69" by 77"
Fabric: Print scraps and Kona White scraps
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in grey for three rows either side of the block seams
Binding and Backing: Dark purple RJR fabric from the stash and backed with vintage sheet.
I finished this quilt a few weeks ago but decided to hang on and wait for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I thought it might be fun to have a post with a quilt that has not made an appearance on my blog. So here it is! This is another scrap quilt and is yet another attempt to bring my overflowing scrap boxes under control. It is also a big quilt and I was just able to get it hung on the barn wall without it dragging on the ground. Just! And thanks for stopping by!
I used the block Trellis Crossroads from the book Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make With Friends by Lindsay Conner. It is a great block to use with scraps and I was also able to use up a giant pile of Kona white scraps. In fact, I ran out of big enough pieces of white about 70% of the way through and had to actually cut into some Kona white yardage. Oh well. I would say this quilt is controlled scrappy because I really did have a plan. I used one particular scrap as a bouncing off point. It had a sky blue background with orange, purple, green, dark pink and yellow bits and that became the scrap formula. Controlling the scrappy-ness in this way added a cohesiveness to the quilt. Don't get me wrong, I love scrappy scrappy but for this project, I played by some rules. Don't you just love how that skinny white strip makes everything pop?
I quilted it with my favourite straight line quilting in Aurifil 50 wt in grey. I did 6 rows with a break and then another 6 rows across the quilt. The break in the quilting adds some interest.
The quilt is backed with a vintage sheet with scattered bright pink flowers on a white background and bound in a favourite binding dark purple print from RJR fabrics. I think I have less than a metre of this purple left. I started with about 9 metres which I purchased at a thrift store. It was a total find and I am going to be very sad when it is all used up. It has bound a lot of bright and colourful quilts.
I am entering this quilt in the scrap quilt category. Thanks so much to Amy for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival and if you stop by tomorrow, I am going to enter a small quilt too. And I am off to look and be inspired!