Friday, April 27, 2012

Texas Crossings Quilt



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It's done! I can't believe how quickly I got this one done. In about one week....seriously.

I'm calling it Texas Crossings.  It's a quilt for my Mother-in-law's birthday.  Her birthday isn't until September, though...so don't say anything.  She's from Texas, and although she's lived in Miami forever, she still hollers whenever Texas is mentioned and wears her "Don't mess with Texas" shirt and Texas shaped earrings whenever we have any kind of cultural thing at church.


Quilt for my Mother In Law 

This quilt didn't start out looking like this.  Originally I made a bunch of these blocks that are 6 inches completed.  I planned on putting them sporadically throughout the quilt, no type of pattern or anything.  But as I was laying them out, I saw the + pattern emerging.

Then I thought, "Man, why didn't I just do a plus quilt? I love those?!"

Then  I thought, "No, it makes her quilt more original."

Crinkly goodness
So, here it is.  A variation of the + pattern, as a friend follower pointed out.  And I think it works.  It turned out a little more country-ish than I thought it would...but did I tell you my MIL is from Texas?


Back of the quilt

She'll love it...cause it's from her daughter-in-law...and I gave her 3 grandsons....and she loves me.

If you'd like to see the quilting up close and see the grid of how I did it, see here.

I'm liking up with CrazyMomQuilts today.

10 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I am sure she will treasure it. I really love the color combinations you used.

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  2. I love how it turned out. She's going to be so happy.

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  3. This is really pretty... I love the fabric!

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  4. Beautiful!! I love the back!!

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  5. What beautiful colors for a fall quilt! And I love how that + pattern came to be-- you did a great job with that.

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  6. Beautiful! Lovely fabrics and a nice softer + design that takes a bit of squinting to see...well done! I'm sure she'll love it!

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  7. this is so pretty. great finish

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