Full Scrappy Cross Roads quilt

Hello weekend! I hope you have some fun plans. Me, I’m packing! Our move is really happening, and we’re so very excited.

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Today I get to share a finished quilt. It’s the very last quilt I’ve quilted on my longarm and the very last quilt I’ll finish before moving abroad. Isn’t it funny that it happens to be a block called “cross roads”? A cross roads indeed!

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This was a great little block for working through my tiniest crumb scraps. I miniaturized the Scrappy Cross Roads Block on Lori Holt’s blog with scrappy squares cut 2” and background squares cut 3.5”.


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Gotham Quilts

The super fun Book Nerd pattern has been paired with Carolyn Friedlander's new Harriot collection to create this wonderful quilt. The Scallop border print works so well on the book covers and the color palette is perfect for young, old, male and female.



The colored scraps are my go-to saturated fabrics, but the low volumes used here are a bit more playful than usual. I incorporated lots of low volume scraps with printed colors and fun motifs. It makes the quilt feel younger and scrappier, I think.

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On the back I used a collection of yardage from my stash, a scrappy back to match the scrappy front.

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She’s quilted with dense diagonal lines, a la Mirage, to secure all those tiny squares. It makes for a nice, durable quilt at about 60” square. Bound with coordinating, scrappy low volumes.

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Yes, this quilt is Fully Scrappy of the crumb variety. Isn’t it amazing what you can make with the little leftovers? It’s the magic of patchwork!

I’ve listed this quilt in my Handmades shop. I can ship it out right away before it gets packed, haha! There are three other quilts also still listed and still available in USD. Whatever doesn’t sell is coming with me to The Netherlands, where my shop will be converting to euros. Lots of changes to come, but I promise to still be here faithfully sharing my life and my makes with you.

Thank you for reading!

xo,

Rachel Hauser