Thursday, April 2, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Criss Cross Applesauce :)

So my life right now is Online School ;)   I have 5 kiddo's all doing their classes online, from several different schools all with different technology.     In fact, that is why this post is up so late . .  . I had to wait for kiddo's to finish their classes so I could get my turn on my computer, ha!!!    But I have to say, I am so proud of them!!!  They are really rolling with all of these changes and trying to stay positive even though they are missing out on a lot of the "fun school stuff".    So I figured, today's  Throwback  Thursday  should be inspired by school, and this Criss Cross Applesauce Quilt takes us back to the days of Kindergarten.    Because I don't know about you and yours, but I bet we all wish we were just doing happy online Kindergarten right now ;)

Criss Cross Applesauce was inspired by a rug that was in the Kindergarten class of my youngest.  Which means this is going back 3 years as she is now in 2nd grade :)   That is where it got its name to, because Criss Cross Applesauce is how you sit on the rug as a kindergartner.   This quilt is really a fun one to make that uses basic Half Square Triangles and then adds some fun Stitch and Flip to the party.   And before you know it, you have these super fun blocks!!!   It finishes at 72" x 72" so it makes a great size for a picnic quilt or to just snuggle up in with your family ;)  

Criss Cross Applesauce is Fat Quarter Friendly and you need 16 Fat Quarters for the blocks, and a Focal fabric for the Diamonds.   I used the ever so adorable Sunnyside Ave. Fabrics by Amy Smart for my quilt.  They fit the school theme just perfect.    And they might be hard to find now, but Amy's new Sugarhouse Park fabric would look equally great in this quilt and have a similar color to them ;)  Or you can simply pick your favorite 16 Fat Quarters and Focal fabric and make it your own!!!  

And the great thing about the Criss Cross Applesauce quilt is that diamond block is a secondary block and is created just by making your other blocks which gives the quilt a really fun feel.  I especially love the little lattice border it creates around the edges ;)  And with only 16 blocks to make that are on the large size, it really does make a big quilt in a little amount of time!!!  It would be a great one to make while we are all Home ;)

And that is my Criss Cross Applesauce Quilt!!!     I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Criss Cross Applesauce 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 or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc.  I can't wait to see your Criss Cross Applesauch Quilts!!!


Thanks for popping in today!!!   I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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  1. I keep getting this message "server IP address could not be found" when I try to pull up the instructions for Criss Cross Applesauce. I don't know if this is a problem on my end or yoursd. Please help. Thanks.

  2. Same here. The first link in the post worked but the latter ones did not.

    1. Sorry, somehow I broke my link. It is fixed now ;)

  3. I LOVE this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. If you need me I'll be digging through my stash!


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