Friday, February 2, 2018

Finished Cross Check Mini

Last year, I focused on sewing my stash, including my scraps and was pretty successful with it. I'm trying to continue using what I have on hand this year and that includes making the patterns I purchased over the years.

A mini quilt I finished last week was made with one of the patterns I purchased a few months ago from Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.

Although it doesn't look square in this picture, it actually is!!
Cross Check is super fun and quick! I went with two solids and one print because those were all big enough scrap pieces.

I used my walking foot to quilt straight lines echoing the piecing but left the medium blue unquilted so that it appeared a little bit poofy.


A tried to choose fabric for the binding, but with the design of this mini, nothing I had really looked good and pretty much everything I tried interfered with the design. So I decided to learn and new technique and face the quilt instead.  It was not my favourite method, but I really do love how it looks.


I used this tutorial to learn how to do a faced binding and it was really clear and easy to follow.

Stats:
  • Pattern: Cross Check Mini by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl
  • Size: 24" square 
  • Fabrics: Kona Algeria, Kona Ocean and some scraps from backing fabrics I had on hand 
  • Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 (light grey) in 50 wt, quilted with Aurifil #2021 (white) in 50 wt and #2780 (royal blue) in 50 wt

This is finish number 2 on my Q1 2018 FAL list. I will also be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday and at Devoted Quilter for TGIFF.

9 comments:

  1. I love Yvonne's designs and your version of Cross Check is awesome. The straight line quilting is awesome.

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  2. This is so cool looking, Izzy! I love the blues and the puffy light blue details. This finish is making me want give facing a quilt a try ;)

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  3. I think facing is a perfect way to finish this quilt and help extend the illusion that the stripes are continuing out into space!

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  4. What a fabulous finish! I love Yvonne's design and it looks perfect in those blues. I've never tried a faced binding before, but it is the perfect finish for this quilt :)

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  5. Congrats! on your newly completed mini.

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  6. Kudos for honoring prior purchases! I do that, as well. Even when I no longer love something, I really enjoy revisiting what Past Me was drawn to. Love that floral backing for this mini.

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  7. Awesome. The blues are great. I just learned a faced binding as well.

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  8. What a sweet and satisfying small project. I've never faced a quilt -- thanks for pointing me in the right direction to remedy that!

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