Monday, June 6, 2016

Southern Cross

Southern Cross
I love my latest quilt creation! I was playing around with log cabin blocks and my ever expanding scrap collection when I came up with this clean and colorful design. It was quick to piece and fun to quilt.

I used a specialty machine quilting stitch in black to outline the crosses, then continued the pattern outline with white quilting thread. Black and white gingham binding made the perfect frame.

The finished size is 36” square, but it could be stunning as a full size quilt. Wouldn't it be nice as a larger single block pillow cover, or done in various prints of the same color on a light or dark background? I will definitely be using this block again.

I just need some time
in a beautiful place
to clear my head.