Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Modern Cross Quilts

Remember this quilt that I made for my daughter and her husband last summer?
 Anniversary Crosses uses all solid fabrics in a cool color combination. I wrote up a tutorial on how to make liberated crosses if you are interested in making a similar quilt.
This modern cross quilt has become the most popular item on my flickr site. It is one of my favorites also...the colors, the liberated blocks and the quilting all came together so well. I love seeing it folded over a chair at my daughter's house when I'm there!

Last week I was tickled to find out about an equally fun quilt made like mine but using a warm color pallet. It is such an outstanding quilt, with a great story behind it, that I wanted to share it today. Visit Side Stitches for more pictures and find out Caylan's reason for making the quilt.
If you have made a similar quilt, I'd love to see your pictures, as well! It's a fun project and I hope that you'll give it a try! The tutorial is in my sidebar.


  1. L.O.V.E. I love this block and your colors are perfect. As usual.

  2. So glad you asked Carla! I know I showed you this one:

    but I dont think I showed you this one:


    you definitely inspired me to make these quilts! Thanks!

  3. I'm going to have to try this pattern soon. So different for me, but I love it!

  4. Love the quilt. It would be great to raffle off to help support our MOPS group. Any idea on how much fabric you used for yours? THANKS!

  5. Your quilt was definitely the inspiration for a couple of quilts that I made. The first one, posted about here: http://lulubloom.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/takq-in-all-its-glory/ (and originally posted about here -- http://lulubloom.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/trudys_arse_kicking/ -- with a link to your quilt). And the second one, just slightly different than the first, here: http://lulubloom.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/trudy-too-finished/

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful quilt!