Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Crimson Cross

After much starting and (a lot of) stopping, I finished my Crimson Cross quilt top! I got the pattern from Little Bits Quilting Bee by Kathreen Ricketson. I used 2 layer cakes and a honey bun from Fig Tree Quilts Butterscotch & Roses collection. I picked the pattern because it seemed easy enough for me to start out on and it gave me a good opportunity to practice 1/4" seams. I probably should have considered the size, because 72 blocks of straight lines got a little monotonous after a while. It didn't look like so much from the stack above, but it took me all day to piece it! A lot of that was because I had issues keeping my rows matched up, but once I switched to smaller pins I had less trouble. Any advice on that topic would be appreciated!   This project is now going to enter quilting limbo, while I decide what to do with it!

I've been so busy finishing the blocks and top for the above quilt, so my To-Do list looks almost the same as last week!
  1. Snuggly Layer Cake Quilt - I want to finish quilting & binding this by Friday.
  2. Robot Quilt - This is for Valentine's Day, so high priority! I got the blue jelly rolls to speed up the process, but I still need to go the store and get the colors for the robot.
  3. Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL Fireflies block.
  4. Put my January HST block back together.
I really need to start finishing projects before I start a new ones!

16 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Celtic Thistle said... #

Your quilt top looks great, well done. I am sure there is a better term than "quilting limbo", but it certainly describes where two of my quilt tops have been for some time! Work in progress at least makes it sound like something will happen to them sometime soon :)

Kerstin said... #

Your top looks great! I'm sure you'll overcome the quilting limbo soon!

Shocking Hocking said... #

love the quilt top - very pretty

Patti said... #

Great job on your quilt top!

Something Wilde said... #

Beautiful quilt top! Gorgeous! Good luck on figuring out the next steps. It will come!

Janine said... #

Your quilt is beautiful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... #

Very pretty quilt...great job

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said... #

It looks great! I am not a pinner when it comes to simple blocks, so no advice.

Molly said... #

Lovely quilt, and such soft and pleasing colors- very nice choice for a bed quilt!

Fiona Gregory said... #

just delicious taryn...found you through the WIP linky

sewfrench.com said... #

I don't pin either. I just bump one seam up against the other. As in press them to one side and they just snug up perfectly wherever two seams meet up.

Shanna said... #

Love your quilt top! Those blues for your Robot quilt look awesome...can't wait to see how it comes together :o) found you thru WIP Wednesday...new follower!

Annie ~ Slim By Fifty! said... #

Glad you have joined us, if you want me to visit your blog and see your make you are most welcome to leave me a message on my blog love Annie x

Lee said... #

Hi Taryn! Well, of course I had to follow you, since I too have made the journey from Pantone and print to patterns and pincushions. : ) I happen to think graphic designers make awesome quilters! LOL.

The Crimson Cross quilt looks great! I can't tell you had any trouble matching up rows. When lining up square blocks like that, make sure to press your seams in opposite directions. Then when you're pinning the blocks together they kind of lock together and it's much easier to line them up.

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

nerdysewist said... #

I'm excited to see the robot quilt. And I have yet to meet a sewist who finishes everything before starting a new project :-) An area of growth for us all (though it may take some of the fun out of it!) :-)

Carla said... #

Hello there. I saw you over at the small blog meet. I like your crimson cross quilt and want to do one myself : ) cheers

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