Cross Quilt Finished!

I finished what I call my Cross Quilt.  The pattern was described as Hawaiian-inspired.  I actually think it looks more like snowflakes.  The pattern is by Susan Standen and is in Love Patchwork and Quilting issue 31. This is the second one I've made from this pattern.  I gave the first to my mom for Christmas several years ago.

It measures 60.5" x 72".   I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that my backing was too short, which I of course discovered during quilting.  Luckily the LQS where I purchased the backing still had it.  Adding the extra fabric to the back while it was on the frame went surprisingly well, though it's not something I'd like to repeat ever again!

The front fabrics are solids.  I believe it's Moda Bella robin's egg and Kona white.  The backing is a weird marshmallow print by Timeless Treasures.  I wasn't sure about using it and looked for something else for a while, couldn't find anything in the right colors, so in the end decided to just use it.  It's growing on me.  I quilted it with Wishbone pantograph by Jess at Threaded Quilts.  I've been using this quilt every evening.  I swear the chair I sit in to watch television is the coldest spot in the entire house!  It always feels like there is a cool breeze.

This quilt is one of my Finish-a-long 2019 Q4 goals.  It was number six on my original list and I now have four of 15 projects, or 27%, completed, with three weeks to go.

I've been working on several large quilting projects for customers/friends over the last two weeks.  One is complete and one is nearing completion.  I'll share when I can.

Also, we are getting carpet in the downstairs bedroom today.  Then it's just the main part of the basement to finish.  This room was originally going to be my sewing room and has outstanding light, but in the end I decided it was too small for my needs, so I have the much larger, but much darker room now.
Finally, I'd like to brag about my quilt guild for a minute.  We made three quilts for local charities this year. The library quilt raised almost $2000 for the local branch of the Imagination Library.  
This quilt raised just under $300 for a local interfaith group that provides emergency assistance to the community.
And this one raised over $2000 for a local foster care agency.

Also, I realized as I was considering all the guild quilts that I never sent in all the ones I've made this year for Quilts for Kids.  Oops.  I'm still behind at life, but hoping to put it in high gear next week once all my obligations are out of the way.  {FLL State Tourney is this weekend and I'm wrapping up customer quilts this week.}

Linking with For the love of geese, My Quilt Infatuation, From Bolt to Beauty and Clever Chameleon.


  1. 27% isn't bad considering you quilt for others and have kids at home. I love your cross quilt and glad it all worked out, it's really lovely. Good luck on the tourny.

  2. Oh, and thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  3. What a gorgeous quilt! The colors are so pretty and airy, also the quilting is the perfect addition!

  4. Yay for your perseverance on this lovely, wintery project (I see snowflakes, too)! Honestly, I think I would have abandoned ship after realizing the backing was short. I'm amazed that you were able to deal with the issue while everything was still on the machine.