Monday, December 14, 2015

Cross Stitch Quilt finish!

First of all, I want to congratulate Hildy for winning the Jolly Bar Giveaway from last week’s No Bake Jolly Bar post!

Today I wanted to show you one of my recent finishes.  This quilt is made using the Cross Stitch pattern designed by my friend Amber Johnson.

Cross Stitch quilt pattern

I had started piecing this quilt over a year ago on a retreat.  I loved making it, and had finished the quilt top within a month.  But then it just sat there as I agonized over how I wanted to quilt it.   Have you ever been paralyzed by indecision?? As my pile of unfinished quilts grew and grew, I decided to have someone else quilt this one for me and I’m SO glad I did!  (Quilting by Kaylene Parry)

Cross Stitch quilt pattern in 1930's repro fabrics

I’ve been wanting a quilt done using the baptist fan quilting design and I think it complements this quilt so nicely!

Cross Stitch quilt pattern in 1930's repro fabrics

This quilt represents another first for me – I chose to use 1930’s reproduction prints.  I love the color palettes of the 1930’s prints, and the sweet tiny flowers in the prints.

Cross Stitch quilt pattern in 1930's reproduction fabrics

I now get to cross this quilt off my WIP to-do list, and more importantly I get to enjoy using it!  I have a feeling it’s going to occupy a prominent spot in my living room once the dreary gray January and February comes along.  That pretty yellow background is going to do a great job of cheering me up!

You can find paper versions of the Cross Stitch pattern here, and PDF versions here.


  1. Andy, its just lovely! The yellows in that quilt..well wow, and I'm certainly no fan of 30's fabrics, but again, WOW. The bapist fan pattern really makes the whole quilt sing. Lovely finish, thanks for sharing your work.

  2. This quilt turned out gorgeous! Love the design and the quilting is just perfect! A sweet and delicate finish!

  3. I love that soft yellow. Do you recall whether it is a Moda Bella Solid or a Kona Solid and what its name is? Love it!!! And just ordered Gigi's Thimble pattern, Cross Stitch. Thank you for sharing.

  4. First thanks for picking my name I'm so happy about it:-)
    Second your quilt is really beautiful I love the yellow it's perfect!

  5. Oh, Andy. It's so pretty. I love the soft colors and the quilting! It really compliments it! Thank you for making it. I'm so honored you took the time out of your busy schedule to make one of MY patterns.



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