Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rainbow crosses {Instagram mini quilt swap}

I've been working away on the little blocks for this mini quilt for the last few weeks. I had the idea for different scaled crosses a while back and I just started making them without planning out the layout too much. Originally I planned the 3" and 6" blocks, and then after making a few I realised I needed a bigger one too for the impact. I had fun piecing these, and they were a little bit addictive to make, even if they did involve a lot of teeny tiny piecing.


Now I need to figure out what I am going to do quilting wise. There are a lot of seams so I feel it needs some machine quilting even though my first reaction was to hand quilt it echoing the crosses. Ideas anyone?

22 comments:

Maryse said...

Ohh! This is very pretty!!!

diane said...

Love the different sizes and the colors with the LV background

Patchwork and Play said...

It is SO pretty! Sorry, no suggestions on quilting it though!

Christine Barnsley said...

What a beautiful quilt top! I love the colours. Difficult decision on the quilting.... maybe an allover pattern with a circular shape to contrast with the squares?

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love it!

Franziska said...

Beautiful. The work was worth it.
Quiltingwise I have no idea. Straight lines?

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful!! When I saw this on if I was hoping you would hand quilt it!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

*IG not if!!!

pennydog said...

Love a bit of tiny piecing. How about matchstick quilting?

Lori said...

I would probably do flowers with the center of the flowers being the square in the middle.

Lori said...

oops. I forgot to say that I think this is pretty stinkin cute!

Leanne said...

I really love how the bright colours pop against the low volume background. You have a lucky partner for sure.

Judith, Belfast said...

Gorgeous! Machine quilting will give it more structure and stability for hanging up! Jxo

Ruth said...

I'd love this on my wall! How about interlocking circles?

Anita said...

I love it! For quilting I'm thinking stitch in the ditch along the seam lines and then highlight a few of the crosses with hand quilting.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous!

Fran said...

Fabulous!

Sonia said...

Such a beautiful mini Sarah. I know what you mean about machine quilting but a little bit of hand quilting would look lovely too!

Catrin Lewis said...

I have a horrible feeling that you're not in Ashley's team. Oh well, a girl can dream, can't she?

Andee said...

It is a stunner, I LOVE it!

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Johanna said...

This is so lovely!