Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Modern Crosses Quilt - 37 blocks

Wednesday again! Time sure flies when you are busy. Here is my progress on the Modern Crosses Quilt, from Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beals. I am up to 37 blocks. I need somewhere around 60-75 for a proper twin size, I have to do some math - but I think I am over the half way point for sure.

Modern Crosses Quilt - 37 blocks

There are almost too many blocks for a photo. I really enjoy working with these bright colours and fancy fabrics. I am using the same stack for the Farmer's Wife QAL. You can see that I added a few more greens and blues to the group of blocks to reduce the red dominance it had before.

A Kiss in Time - progress on the borders

Here is one of the two border pieces I am working on for my Kiss in Time quilt. These little squares finish at about 3/4". Below is a shot of the Kiss in Time top so far, which you have already seen.  I hope to finish the borders on the weekend and attach them. Then I can start quilting it.

A Kiss in Time, so far

I am also hoping to get a bunch of batting so I can baste and start quilting on the quilt for my bed. I have decided I will go for very simple backs on both of these, likely a nice sheet from IKEA will do the trick.

But it all has to wait, the sewing machine is in the shop. Cross your fingers that they will fix it before the weekend.

I am linking to WIP Wednesday, last week the work linked there was amazing. I hope you will try to visit those folks too.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Best,

Leanne

33 comments:

Manda said...

Hope you get your machine back soon! Those are teeny tiny squares! Cross blocks are looking lovely!

Kylie Lloyd said...

I enjoyed seeing your modern crosses quilt.

Sarah said...

Crosses are looking fabulous, and I'm very impressed with the Klimt quilt!

Nikki said...

Stunning work, love the crosses and the klimt quilt just about gives me palpitations thinking about all the work involved - wow! Hope you get your machine back asap.

Elizabeth D. said...

Oooh, I hope your machine comes back soon! I love how scrappy your crosses quilt is looking, definitely no more red dominance!

Tiffany said...

Oooo that modern log cabin quilt is so pretty! Def. adding that to my every growing to-do list :)

CityHouseStudio said...

Beautiful projects!
Your modern crosses quilt is just stunning!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh my..I love both quilts....you are one busy lady there...good for you. very inpressed with the kiss in time quilt...nice work.

Melinda said...

Your modern crosses quilt is coming along lovely! Sorry about your machine. They had mine for a week a couple of weeks ago and it was like losing an appendage! Hope it comes home soon!

Judith said...

Sorry to hear your machine is poorly! I'm lost without mine! The collection of crosses looks huge, but then I guess they are smallish blocks (they just look big in the pic). Beautiful btw. Jxo

Cindy said...

Your mod logs quilt is going to be great! I love bright colors contrasting a nice clean white. Keep stitching!

Marg said...

I really love the log cabin blocks, the colours are so vibrant.
Wow 3/4 inch squares, what can I say. The Kiss in Time quilt is amazing.

Kate said...

Love your modern crosses quilt!

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I love the crosses! I have to check out that book asap. Looks like it has some great ideas!

Susan said...

Hope you get that sewing machine back soon! Thank you for the IKEA mention as it reminded me to go there myself to look for backing fabric. :)

Marci Girl said...

Wow, love those 3/4" little blocks all sewed together so precisely! Beautiful!

Katie B. said...

Still loving your modern crosses quilt! That's going to make an awesome twin.

Debbie said...

Love your modern crosses! Next on my list!

M-R said...

Great Modern Crosses quilt! Looking forward to seeing more of it. Love your Kiss in Time quilt! Beautiful!

Linz said...

I am IN LOVE with the Kiss in Time!! WOW! The whole thing is INCREDIBLE!!! Great work!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Love the modern cross quilt!

Cassie said...

I love the modern crosses quilt. It makes me really want to make one!

Anonymous said...

I love the modern crosses quilt!! I have that book too and in the book I don't really like the pattern, but seeing some of the wonderful versions of it out in blogland is starting to change my mind! Maybe I'll try it next...

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Your modern cross blocks are looking fab!

Sadie said...

Your modern crosses make me swoon! So lovely.

Kristine said...

I love your crosses quilt. Such happy colours.

Kristen said...

Nice little postage stamp squares! Love the modern look of those log cabins!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

pretty, pretty, pretty.

Rachel said...

Love your modern crosses quilt!

Bree said...

Hope your machine doesn't take too long to get fixed! Your mod crosses look great.

Lee said...

Love your Modern Crosses, those are so bold and colorful! Hope you get your machine back soon.
Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Kate S. said...

Your modern crosses quilt looks stunning!

Amy said...

very nice projects!! hope you get your machine back soon. I would have withdrawls.