This quilt pattern has been my current favorite. I have made five quilts to date using this pattern because it’s so easy to put together and it’s SO CUTE!
I really love Quilt 101. They’re a mother-daughter duo that makes quilt kits using modern prints and easy-to-follow quilt patterns. I especially love that they precut ALL of your fabrics literally cutting your production time in half! Definitely recommend them to all beginner quilters/quilters who don’t have a whole lot of time to sew/quilters who hate cutting (like me). They have an excellent selection of fabrics and the cutest patterns to choose from!
I was able to snag their last lap quilt size in Blue Carolina before they sold out. I absolutely LOVE this line. I actually live in the Carolinas so naturally, I needed to make something for my house using these beautiful fabrics. 😉
Shipping was extremely fast and everything came so beautifully packaged. I was able to jump right in and immediately start sewing rather than take an hour or two to cut out each strip. (Did I mention that I LOVE that everything was cut out?)
I got my quilt top sewn together in record time. It probably took me three hours tops!
The quilting time took much longer. I tried a new design: imitating the large flower prints. It was a lot of fun to practice and it gave the quilt a really neat feeling after I washed it. I used Warm and Natural cotton batting because it’s lightweight but warm. (Perfect for southern weather!) It took on a whole new shape that I LOVED after it shrunk and wrinkled in the first wash.
It’s so soft now and it’s being loved on! My family uses it all the time. I’ve caught my little brother cuddled up underneath it in the early morning as he reads quietly. It’s the sweetest thing to see him using my quilt!
So what do you do with one winning pattern that you’re obsessed with? You go through your stash and make more quilts using the same pattern, of course. At least, that’s what I did.
A friend from church just had a baby girl. Her gender was a surprise the whole pregnancy but I had my bets on a girl. Partly because I had this bundle of fabrics that I was anticipating on using specifically for this baby. So the minute she was born, I got to working 😉 This color palette made me want to party!!! Most of the fabrics came from the line, “Fancy and Fabulous” from Riley Blake. I did throw in some other prints from Robert Kauffman, Moda, and Art Gallery Fabrics as well. The backing was a remnant I bought from Cotton Cuts.
This quilt is actually listed in my Etsy shop and looking for a new home! The florals in this quilt are from Darlene Zimmerman’s line, “Sunshine Garden” for Robert Kauffman. The backing is the same yellow from Cotton Cuts. (I actually had enough fabric for two baby quilt backs!) Quilting the large daisy flowers and meandering to fill in the spaces was great fun. I love how this one turned out and how the quilting feels as you run your hand across the surface.
These two are by far my favorite.
I couldn’t resist ordering one of Riley Blake’s newest lines, “Neverland” when it hit the stores. I mean, the artwork was so darling! I loved the whimsical prints and the color palette. They were made for baby quilts and one of their jelly rolls was just enough to make two matching ones. *I did need two extra strips for each quilt to get the 40″x 40″ size; but I ordered a little extra yardage so I had enough for the backing and binding too.*
As I was stitching these together to list in my shop, I was hoping that somebody with twins or cousins close in age would give these quilts a new home. I didn’t want them to get separated because they were the same but different! I purposely made these with different backs and binding. I also quilted them differently. (One had meanders & stars. The other had only meanders, or squiggles.)
Well, I was getting ready to bind them when my aunt came to visit. It just so happened that her friend just had twins (a girl and a boy) not ten days before. And it just so happened that the baby shower colors were pink and blue PLUS twin brothers and sisters are now called Team PURPLE. So naturally, my aunt bought them both before they even made it onto my site. Y’all, they weren’t even finished and they sold! I shouldn’t be surprised at how perfect God’s timing is because stuff like this happens to me all the time. But every single time I’m surprised and in awe of Him.
On top of all that, I had an excellent photoshoot before I sent the quilts off with my aunt. My siblings were so sweet to hold my quilts for me. They’re kind of adorable.
Definitely check out Quilt 101 if you’re interested in making your own Crossroads quilt! They have several other quilt patterns and fabric combinations to choose from as well! And if you’re looking for a finished baby quilt…hit me up! 😉