Friday, June 9, 2017

Crossroads QAL Finish

This finish has been waiting a long time to share.  I finished my 2016 Crossroads Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop back in December, in fact, it was my last 2016 finish.   But yesterday I realized that somehow I managed to post about it.   Well, better late than never . . . here is my finished Crossroads Quilt!!!!


I just loved making this quilt!!!  Those blocks were so much fun to piece and I just loved the challenge of all of those wonderful points to line up and make pretty blocks with.   And of course, you know that I am head over heals for the secondary block that makes a beautiful chain around all those blocks!!!


I used Strawberry Fields Revisited fabric by Fig Tree Quilts.  This fabric was special for me because my very first Happy Quilting pattern (Summer Breeze) was made with the original Strawberry Fields fabric.   Each time I worked on a block the prints and colors would bring back memories of working on that very first pattern.  It's always nice to look back so you can see just how far you have come.   (I am so grateful it doesn't take me a month to write a pattern anymore, tee hee hee ;)


This quilt has more borders than any quilt I have done before, and while that HST border held me up for a bit, I just love the way all of the finished borders look.   Such a beautiful way to frame all of those gorgeous blocks!!!  


And I just love that Fat Quarter Shop even included a giant block to piece into the backing.   How cute is that!!!   And it used up the last of my scraps, always a bonus ;)


When it came time to quilt it, I decided to keep it simple so I didn't detract from all of that beautiful little patchwork.   So I opted for my all over Curly Q.   I quilted it using my go to 402 Pearl So Fine Thread and I just love that it blends perfectly on all the fabrics.  


And goodness, did that quilting add some super yummy texture.   It never ceases to amaze me how the quilting just makes you want to wrap the quilt around you and cuddle up in it.   I just love that!!! 


And now that my Crossroads quilt is finished and shared, it's ready to find a special new home.   This will be the quilt I donate this year to the Festival of Trees to help sweet little angles that are being treated at Primary Children's Hospital.   This is a very special project to me ever since my sweet little nephew David spent the first few month's of his life at Primary's.   I am so grateful that each year I can use my love of quilting to help give back to the amazing folks that helped keep our little David here and growing stronger each and every day.  


I thank you for visiting today and each and every day.   I am so truly blessed to have this little space that I can share how much happiness and joy quilting brings into my life!!!  And  I just love being able to share it with each of you ;)

I hope you have an absolutely Happy Quilting Weekend!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's ;)  
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22 comments:

  1. This is a very pretty quilt. I love the colors. She looks so bright and cheerful. I feel happy just looking at her.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt and the quilting is just perfect! It will certainly give comfort to anyone! Great cause to donate to!

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  3. Hi Melissa,
    What a lovely quilt, and I totally agree with the quilting just making it something you WANT to wrap yourself in. And then pet the quilt absentmindedly. How nice that you are donating it - someone will really love it. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful! From fabric choice to the quilting, lovely and inspiring!

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  5. What a great quilt. Better late than never, eh? I love that giant block in the back, especially if it finished off some scraps.

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  6. Im not sure I could give that away!! So pretty.

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  7. It is such a pretty quilt and fabulous that you are going to donate it. It will certainly be well loved.

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  8. Melissa, your quilt, like your heart, is beautiful! What a lovely donation.Thank you for sharing it.
    -Jean

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  9. The colors are just gorgeous. Beautiful finish!

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  10. Your Crossroads quilt is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us and for sharing it to raise money for a great organization. BTW, one of the very first quilts I ever made used the original Strawberry Fields line. :-)

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  11. It turned out gorgeous Melissa! And I can't believe that you are donating it, but it shows what a good heart you have!! Have fun this weekend! You're teaching today; I know you'll do great and will enjoy it. One day I'll go the the Panguitch Quilt Walk/show. Hugs, H

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  12. This quilt came out beautiful! And it is so nice of you to donate it too.

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  13. Such a lovely quilt, and so kind of you to donate it to such a good course.

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  14. Way to go! Fabulous quilt and a great cause to donate to, I hope they are able to raise a lot of funds with it. Keep up the great work, both of the quilting and the raising of your beautiful children.

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  15. Gorgeous! I made a quilt with Strawberry Fields Revisited. It's a pretty line,

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  16. Melissa, this quilt is beautiful!!

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  17. Oh my! It's gorgeous! I love that you are donating it to such a great cause.

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  18. I just subscribed to the FQS blog!

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  19. It's beautiful, Melissa! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa