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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.
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."
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?
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.