I was a bit late in joining the party to the Crosscut Quilt-Along I found on Instagram this past summer. Yep, summer 2016 has already PASSED! How did that happen??? The moment I saw some of the photos, I knew I had to join in. I love modern, improv quilting and this was just my groove.
Debbie at A Quilter's Table is the designer of this technique and she has one heck of a creative mind! I could make a thousand of these and no two would look alike.
You can follow her tutorial here: Crosscut Block Tutorial.
Here's my Crosscut journey:
I chose my fabrics from my stash according to the décor of "someone special".
This will be a Christmas gift, so no names will be shared here!
These are my first 9 blocks. Already looks cool, doesn't it?
I needed many more blocks to make a quilt big enough to wrap up in while on the couch,
so more were added.
This is a crappy photo, but I laid it on top of a black fuzzy throw we use often in our house.
I needed to compare sizes. More blocks needed!
Just a pretty pic of the triangles and strips.
Not many things really look good against my purple cutting mat.
Here is the full top BEFORE it was cut apart!!
This is the step that I didn't think I could do....I had to cut it up!
But I did.
And I was happy.
The first few cuts.
The freshly cut blocks scattered on the floor as I tried to find the best arrangement.
Proof that Miss Sophie was here!
Here is the new Crosscut quilt top all sewn back together.
A close up before quilting.
These are photos of the back. I used some leftover fabrics to cut feathers using a template I found online. Then I used Lara Buccella's technique from her book Crafted Applique to adhere them. I have wanted to try Lara's technique since her book came out earlier this year, so this was the perfect time! It turned out wonderfully and added a lot to make a very unique backing for this quilt.
I machine quilted this 50" x 60" Crosscut quilt using a wavy stitch starting on one corner and going to the adjacent corner making curves. Of course, the curves got bigger and bigger the farther I went.
I really like the effect overall.
I am entering this quilt into two challenges: