I really enjoyed piecing this quilt. The little Crossroads blocks are fun to make and offer the opportunity to use a large number of fabrics, giving the quilt a scrappy look.
Don’t you love looking at all the various fabrics in a scrap quilt? This one has a sampling from shopping trips that cover at least a decade or two.
I added a 1 ½” dark blue frame around the center and then a 5-inch red border. Using Valdani Vibrant Reds cotton quilting thread (50 wt.), I grid quilted the center block section. Next, I quilted small scallops on the edges of the blue frame along with a wavy stitch in the center. On the red border, I quilted a larger scallop pattern around the inner edges and then finished the border with overlapping “peaks.”
For the binding, I cut multiple strips from some of the dark blue fabrics I had used in the blocks. A multi-fabric binding usually works well with scrap quilts.
I made my first cuts into the monkey fabric early this morning. Yes, a little painful but fun all the same.
Hope your week is filled with quilting.