A Crossed Path Story
My creative juices started to flow as soon as my daughter announced that they were expecting.
My daughter and I both enjoy sewing, crafting and quilting. Even though, we are miles apart we still share ideas almost on a daily basis. We planned the nursery together once we found out they were going to have a girl !!!
My daughter didn't want the usual nursery in baby pinks she wanted a more sophisticated one. So off we went to our favorite fabric store though my son in law said "I do want some pink in this quilt !" We found the focus material which has some pink, green and touch of orange on a beige background. Then we started to pull fabric to enhance the focus fabric in greens and deep pinks and some coordinating ivory with white stars fabric.
The pattern I choose was called "Crossed Paths " I loved the pattern but I loved the title of the quilt more. Since my granddaughter and I would cross paths in our life time!
It took me about 6 weeks to cut, piece together and then to quilt it. The quilt is on the basis, the focus squares are 6 ½ and the 9 patch is also with a 2 ½ strips. In the focus fabric and in the 9-patch I machine quilted a star. I stippled in the ivory fabric also stitched in the ditch around all the borders. I placed hearts in all four corners. This quilt measures 41x58 and with borders is 47x64.
As you can see from the picture my granddaughter loves her quilt and and hope she will continue in years to come. I still consider myself a beginner quilter since each quilt I make I usually learn something. I started to quilt 11 years ago when my daughter left for college I needed something to fill the void. I have been blessed over the years of quilting with each quilt I do for a certain person and get great joy out of the reaction I receive.
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