I started this quilt just before we left for vacation when I cut out a couple of kits just in case I'd have some down time in the camper. I had a chance to do a little sewing but not much. I managed to sew blocks for two quilts: the modern cross quilt and the rose fabric quilt.
As soon as we returned home, I put the cross quilt blocks on the design wall and wrote about my progress here last week. Although getting back to it later in the week was a bit of a trial, I finished it in time to share at today's guild meeting.
I really like this bright, cheerful quilt. Quilting it was great fun.
I chose to use embroidery thread to match the colors of the quilt because it has a shimmery look that I really like.
I also decided that each color would get its own quilting motif, meaning that the green crosses are all quilted in pebbles, the blue in scrolls, orange in rounded squares, and so on.
Since there are seven colors, I was taxed to come up with enough circular motifs, but I didn't want to use any straight line quilting on the colors because I used straight line quilting patterns for the background. I wanted lots of contrast between the two.
The back is pretty, also, because I matched the bobbin thread to the block and embroidery thread color. In some areas, the stitching on the back has a lacy look to it. Can you tell I'm a little proud of this one?
Now to get the label on and hang it in the studio. It should brighten the place, don't you think?
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