Friday, April 26, 2013

Stormy Crossing

FINISH IT UP FRIDAY with CRAZY MOM QUILTS.I started with a layer cake from Connecting Threads. It was only 17 pieces. I used 16 in the blocks and the 17th was the navy rain in the sashing squares. I saw this pattern somewhere on the web and decided it would be fast and it was. Just insert a strip diagonally and sew it back together cut it in the opposite diagonal and insert your other sashing strip and sew it back together. I made the strips longer than the diagonal length then trimmed them all down at the end to get a pointed square.
 So today I finished the FMQ with the clouds and some echoing.
Binding sewn on with blanket stitch from the front using Pat Sloan's method. It's the first time I tried this and it was fast going. It's not perfect but good enough.
 The blocks laid out before sewin the rows. My design wall is an old flannel sheet. Next time I throw it in the washer I will turn it over so the snowflakes are face down.

 Here it is quilted and auditioning binding. I did a single fold binding as I didn't have enough fabric for doubling.


  1. This is so graphic! I really like it. Good job. Love the colors too.

  2. Very cool! Great colours! Good job!

  3. Lovely colour combination! Congratulations on your finish!


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