Arkansas Cross Roads by Jennifleur

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Arkansas crossroads
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2012-11-06T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

October 31, 2012: I'm in a bee and this will be my quilt for the year.  I've chosen a solid color fabric to pair with everyone's scraps to make an Arkansas Cross Roads quilt.  I adore the scrappiness of this pattern and am looking forward to getting all my blocks back after Christmas.  Sorry for the silly picture of the bolt end but since I can't stash Robert K yet I don't want to forget what solid I'm using for this project. I also killed the bolt so I know I'll have to get more before its all said and done.
 
November 2, 2012: Okay, I think I've got the layout all planned.  Now to just cut up a bit of the Lagoon to pass off to my bee and I'll be on my way!

November 3, 2012: I needed to cut the Lagoon solid color to pass off to my bees and just kinda kept going a little bit. I guess I've started it now! I'll pass off the fabric and pattern this week but won't get any blocks back until January, so hard to wait! I still have a lot of blocks to make myself to border it with so that should keep me busy. I'll still have to wait for the Lagoon to come back in stock before I can go any further.

November 28, 2012: Our bee met up last night and I got a few of my blocks - oh joy!!  The fabric store is still out of the Kona Lagoon fabric so even having these I'm stalled on this project.  Makes So-sad-boo-boo-face about that.  On the other hand, blocks! Whoop! Whoop!

January 10, 2013: Guess what I got?!  Yes that's right, the Kona Lagoon came back in stock at Fabric Depot. Yay!  I would finally be able to work on this except I started a whole new project in the meantime that I can't move off my worktable or design wall because it's so persnickety.  So, that means I've got to wrap that up first.  Gah.  I wish I hadn't started it now. :blush: I want to work on this time so badly!

January 30, 2013: Finished the top!  I got it done a little sooner then I thought I would because as I was coming near getting the center of the top done my daughter decided she wanted it for her bed.  As it was it fits her twin like a bedspread.  Adding more borders to it would make it drape on the floor, so I stopped where I did.  I just have to bind and quilt it now!

Pictures

Top Complete.
mocking up the corner block
The only way I can remember what solid I'm using!
The plan. It doesn't always happen.
Scrappy Binding

Loves

Capetowngirl
QCHandmade
Terryt1955

Comments

True

This is one of my favorite quilts for scraps and I have had it pinned for ever to try and make. It is actually on my short list of blocks for the bees on here so will love seeing what you do! Love how you took picture to remind yourself of fabric. I have started making sure I list all the fabric names in project notes as well so I have a place to help me keep it organized!

Jennifleur

True , it's not so bad with the patterned fabrics because they're much more easily recognizable but with solids I won't remember exactly which fabric and manufacturer I'm using for which project. My LQS carries a ton of solids so it's not like I can just walk in and spot what I'm looking for, good news bad news, eh? Photo's to the rescue!

True

Jennifleur well I think you are brilliant and I will remember this technique...I wish someone had a lot of solids by me:-(

Sewnsew

Ten points for smart thinking, Jennifleur.

Kristananne

Ooh, I'm going to follow along to see this quilt finished. I always take a pic of the stack of bolts (label end) on the cutting table so I remember what fabric I've bought! Even the prints. LOL

Mouseinmypocket

I love the color you're using. Though I had to look up the pattern - I'm not much for knowing what most of the traditional patterns look like.

Jennifleur

Mouseinmypocket , thanks! I've seen it done mostly in white which is nice but sometimes I get tired of all the white quilts out there. Plus? I have kids which doesn't really lend itself so well to light colored... anything. lol I think the Lagoon color is fun too. smile
BTW, and not that you need it now, but I linked the tutorial button on the right hand column to the page that shows how to make the block if anyone else is interested like say, True . wink

Jennifleur

Kristananne , I should do that but I never think to unless it's a solid. I always figure I'll just read the selvage when I get home but yeah, a photo would be a lot easier to reference since I usually have my phone on me at all times but don't haul around my latest fabric purchases. Ha!

Kristananne

Jennifleur Haha! I tend to buy in smaller incremements like quarter or half yards because I'm a fabric-aholic and buy fabric just to have it. :) So the selvage doesn't always have complete info.

True

Jennifleur Thanks for tutorial...I have always seen it done with white too and since I have not used a lot of other solids have not thought too much of going in another direction. But I too have a home where white does not wear well so will really like seeing an alternative solid. I may still end up with white but it will allow me to see it done in an alternative. I have thought of gray since that is the color the white would look like after a bit of time on my couch anyway;-)

Terryt1955

LOL I just pinned a quilt using this pattern and wondered how it was done. Perfect timing and THANKS for the link to the tutorial. I just love the richness of the blue you chose. Can't wait to see your progress.

Sewnsew

It looks like you have made a good start. The Lagoon looks fabulous!

True

This is going to be fabulous!

Janquilter

I like the way this is shapping up! Love that blue.

Mouseinmypocket

I definitely love how the lagoon fabric is working on this.

True

This is looking awesome!

Karillia

Love your version with the lagoon! I too have this pattern on my list of quilts I'd love to make.

Stamdl

Of course I'm going to like this because of my "Four Patch and Friends"! I also have an all scrappy version in my UFO collection. Such a great block.

Jennifleur

Stamdl , you really can't go wrong with this pattern. wink

Jennifleur

Karillia It's been really a lot of fun to work on. smile

Jennifleur

True Thanks Dear!

Jennifleur

Mouseinmypocket I get kind of tired of every thing being paired with white all the time (not that there aren't some gorgeous quilts out there w/ brights and whites) but I like to mix it up a little too.

Jennifleur

Janquilter Thankee!

Jennifleur

Terryt1955 Oooo! Does that mean you're starting one? I'd love to see your progress.

Jennifleur

True Oh I bet it would look really pretty with gray.

Mouseinmypocket

This looks absolutely beautiful all put together. It's so bright and cheerful!

snippet

fantastic color choice in the Lagoon. this is a fun pattern that has a secondary pattern of the blue X's. I love it, I'm putting it on my list to do, thanks for the tutorial link too.

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