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So, here is my little tutorial for my pretty Crossed Paths quilt.
To make this quilt, you will need:
a fat quarter bundle of bike path prints from Lucky Penny (9 total)
1 1/2 yards of Solid Kona Snow
Rotary Cutter, Ruler & Mat
Thread, Scissors and the usual assortment of Sewing tools.
1.75 yards of Moda Crossweave in Natural For the backing
Cut 3 3.5″ strips of each bike path print. Cut parallel to the selvedge so that each cut piece measures 3.5″x 18″. It is ok if the strip is more than 18″, but it needs to not be any less than 18″. I also cut an extra strip of the pink, grey, and the chartreuse which made it so that I had enough pieces to do the back.
Cut your solid into 3 18″x Width of fabric pieces. Subcut that into 1.75″x18″ strips. Each half yard piece should yield 11 pairs of 1.75″ strips. You will need 2 strips for each bike path strip.
Subcut these into 6″ blocks. You should end up with a minimum of 81 6″ squares. If you have any squares that are grossly out of square, just trim them up. If you keep a consistent scant 1/4″ seam allowance, this shouldn’t be too necessary.
Press your seams toward the print.
Lay all of your blocks out. Rotate each block 90 degrees from the previous block’s placement. (see the picture) Make sure that they appear random and make sure to keep your colors varied. It should look more like the top layout than the bottom
Open your crossweave and press. Fold your crossweave in thirds down the vertical length and make a clean cut. Insert your row of extra blocks and reassemble. Press and starch.
Now, finish your quilt by basting, and quilting. I quilted just in the white space with a meandering figure eight. If I ever figure out how to draw on the computer, I’ll share how I did it and what I found worked the best.
Finished Quilt Stats:
Finished Size: 55″X44″
Pieced and Quilted using Auriful 40 Wt
Used my new favorite Pellon batting
Bound with ‘Grate’ from the Lucky Penny range
Now for some winners!
For day one, the winner is number 82:
I was 8 years old and it was my Dad who taught me to sew ~ he thought I ought to make my own clothing. It was a fun thing to do for me ~ I made all my clothes through school till the 12th grade!
Thanks for the giveaway!
For day two, the winner is number 68:
Thanks for sending the link to your blog with my purchase from your shop.
For day three, the winner is number 53:
Tonya Albers says:
Just shared your post on my FB page
For day four, the winner is number 13:
I’m looking forward to Saltwater by Tula Pink.
I’ll send emails to all of those lovely ladies. Thanks so much for all of the nice words on market, for sharing my post in various ways and for reading my blog!