Monthly Archives: August 2019

Crossroads to Texas?

Remember earlier this year when I mentioned I was feeling inspired in 2019 by vintage quilts and had a bunch I wanted to recreate or make my own version of?  Well, this is one of them.

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I can’t remember where I saw the original version of this quilt, but I filed it away in my brain and knew it was one that I wanted to try and make myself.

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Notice that I titled this post Crossroads to Texas with a question mark.  I think that’s the name of this block, but if anyone knows better please weigh in.  It’s not one that you see often or is as well-known as other quilt blocks, so I’m not entirely sure it’s correct.

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I like this pattern because I think it looks good using a mishmash of fabrics (a.k.a. sew your stash), and that’s exactly what I did.  I had a bunch of Cotton + Steel and a few other stray fabrics that I pulled together.  The pieces are pretty small so it’s an opportunity to use up some of those smaller scraps we all have.

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A warning about this block: It is more labor-intensive than other quilt blocks, but I think it’s worth the effort.  It’s also one that requires precise cutting and sewing.  I had a few blocks that got a little wonky.  I fixed that ones that bothered me, but there were a couple others I left alone because I didn’t think they were that bad and they add character, right? Lol.

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One last thing before I go. If you look closely you’ll notice that a few blocks are scrappy.  I actually did a couple of them scrappy on purpose, and then a couple others I had to make scrappy because I ran out of fabric and had to improvise.  But quite frankly, that’s some of my favorite kind of quilting.  Cheers!