Thursday, March 5, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thrusday - Kings Crossing

So the other day, my kids were randomly flipping channels and found the end of the first Harry Potter movie.  And of course, we all love Harry Potter, so we watched to the end of the film.   And as Harry, Ron, and Hermoine all stood in King's Cross Station, I was reminded of this Kings Crossing Quilt, that I named after it, because the quilt kind of reminded me of railroad tracks and train turntables.   So I figured for it would be fun to share Kings Crossing for today's Tutorial Throwback  Thursday!!! 

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, 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!!!!
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  1. Que bonita te ha quedado,me gusta mucho la luz que da los espacios en blanco entre el rojo

  2. Ooh! I love it when you post Tutorials Throwback Tuesdays! And I love this quilt! It really makes a statement.


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