Kings Crossing is a wonderful geometric pattern that has some awesome secondary patterns. And while this looks a little complex, it really is suitable for beginners with lots of strip piecing to speed things up. And it is a great way to learn to make On-Point quilts. The block sizes are large, so you don't have to sew to many together in a row, which means you don't have to worry about stretching to much. Also, the blocks also have sashing, which is awesome to learn how to do on point. So really, it is a great quilt to start with if you have never made an On-Point quilt before!!! It finishes at 72" x 72" so it makes a great snuggle up or picnic size quilt ;)
And you all now how much I love making these classic 3 Color Quilts for my Alma Mater. This Kings Crossing Quilt was donated to SUU a few years back ;) The great thing about 3 color quilts is all you have to do is pick 3 pieces of yardage and you are ready to get cutting!!! And there are endless 3 color combinations that this would look great in. And I used a small dot, but really any basics including Solids, or even Grunge would work. And you could totally do a print as well, I would just keep it on the smaller scale ;)
And when it came time to quilt my Kings Crossing Quilt I went for some super fun custom quilting, since I knew it was going to be hanging in a booth at Quilt Market. But this quilt would look just as great in an all over design as well. Anything with lots of curves always looks fun with a good geometric pattern!!
And that is my Kings Crossing Quilt I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!! To make your own Kings Crossing Quilt just click on any of the project name links for the free step by step tutorial. And when you are done, I would love to see your Quilts!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc or or add it to my flickr group here ;) I can't wait to see your Kings Crossing Quilts!!!!!
Thanks for popping in today!!! I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!