8 August 2015 to 13 September 2015
60-degree diamonds
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

Crossroads was intended to be a quick quilt, with an overall color directive from the recipient: dark and midtone blue, brown, and green. Easy enough; I went to my stash and quickly realized I was pulling out a lot of Australian aboriginal fabrics, and made a deliberate attempt to include fabrics from as many parts of the world as possible:

  • Japanese calligraphy
  • Handwoven khaki-colored fabric from Misty's mission trip to Nepal
  • Aboriginal fabrics from Australia
  • The spectacular big fish fabric, which Diana (a mutual coworker) brought back from Rwanda
  • Liberty fabric I bought in London
  • African sun fabrics bought in the UK
  • Hand-dyed fabric bought in Vancouver
  • Tiny slivers of the beautiful Italian fabric I bought at Britex in San Francisco, and whose origins are known only to Britex employees (they wouldn't tell me when I asked who made it)

Five continents (I have no South American fabric). I was pleased.

The backing is one I've had stockpiled for a while. I have the same fabric in another colorway, just a little brighter; I think I'll save it for another quilt with a brighter, lighter front.

Quick notes about the finished quilt: of Crossroads, finished

There's surprisingly little to tell about this quilt; it went together quickly and easily, because I had a lot of fabric in these colors:

Work to do.Work to do.

I sewed it together diagonally into big strips, with lots of pinning to ensure the seams butted together nicely:

Quick notes about the finished quilt:, finished

and then joined it together into one big top. The binding is another one of my striped fabrics I've been stockpiling, because I love the look of a striped binding:

Quick notes about the finished quilt: of finished quilt with stripey binding.

Simple enough. Quilt, bind, wash, tidy, give. More projects should be like this!

Quick notes about the finished quilt: of Crossroads, finished

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That is a perfect binding fabric! :D