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Greek Cross – Loulouthi Style

When I was working on my tutorial for the Greek Cross block last week, I kept thinking how great this block would be for an entire quilt. And clearly I am not alone, a few people mentioned in the comments of my last post that they are working on quilts made entirely of this block as well.

I pulled out my Loulouthi fabric, paired it with Kona StoneBella Stone (Not the same thing! …learned the hard way after reordering), and set to work. I am really loving the results.

Loulouthi - Isabela Palette

I hope this inspires you, even if you aren’t involved in the Summer Sampler Series, to look at the individual blocks we are creating and see how they would work in repetition for an entire quilt.

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33 Responses to “Greek Cross – Loulouthi Style”

  1. 1
    Ruth says:

    This is really beautiful – it showcases the fabrics really well.

    I have some Loulouthi and am pondering on what to do with it….

  2. 2
    Tiffany says:

    I saw your wonderful tutorial – thanks for sharing with us! I don’t see how big this block is once assembled tho, could you please tell? I agree, this would be a fantastic block for a whole quilt! I’m thinking the new Joel Dewberry Heirloom line would look great like this :)

  3. 3
    Laura Jane says:

    I just knew this would look brilliant as a whole quilt. Its similar in style to the lynnebobsquarepants block, in that it creates cute little diamonds with the corners. I love your use of loulouthi here, I’ve always loved AMH, but just couldn’t think of a single thing to do with this line so as yet, I haven’t bought any!

  4. 5
    Cindy says:

    Looks wonderful! I love your blocks in Loulouthi!

  5. 6
    Sarah says:

    I love this so much! I think it’s mostly because I love that Kona Stone with those prints… I guess I know what I’ll be doing later this summer!

  6. 7

    oh, my GOSH, this is breathtaking. i haven’t felt the need to buy loulouthi, but this is pushing me in that direction! well done, faith! :)

  7. 8
    Kelli says:

    Great job, Faith! Funny thing is I was set to make an entire quilt out of Kate’s block from Monday anyway, now you may have added a quilt out of your block to my to-do list too! I really like it with the Loulouthi, and then adding the Kona stone…awesome!

  8. 9
    Teresa says:

    I really like this! It is so pretty and neat looking. I love this pattern and may use it in the future. Can’t wait to see more!

  9. 10
    Debbie says:

    very nice! love your fabrics!

  10. 11
    Karen says:

    I love this and am following the quilt along. I am still very new at this though…so if I did want to make a whole quilt using these blocks about how much fabric would I need? Thanks!!

    • 12
      Faith says:

      It depends on the size of the quilt, but I am using a half yard set with 10 fabrics and 2 yards of solid…and I will have much left over. :) You could start with a FQ set of maybe 12 fabrics and 2 yards of a solid and I bet that would make you a nice throw.

  11. 13

    Oh, how perfect is that since it’s a “Greek” collection after all. They look very pretty.

  12. 14
    Linz says:

    Wow!! Those look wonderful!!

  13. 16
    Cyndi Nelson says:

    WOW! Very striking look! The fabrics are beautiful. Can’t wait to see the end result!

  14. 17
    anna says:

    i love this faith, it’s totally amazing!

  15. 18

    Holy cow, that block translates amazingly in Loulouthi!!! So pretty!!

  16. 19
    Cara says:

    I too thought it would make a great quilt with just that block and yours looks FAB! Let’s add this to my ever-growing list. ::sigh:: Never enough time or fabric. LOL

  17. 20
    Laura says:

    That’s gorgeous! Thanks for the history too: it looks like one I’ll add to my Bible block sampler as well!

  18. 22

    This block really showcases that wonderful fabric. Beautiful!

  19. 23
    Erica says:

    very pretty!

  20. 24
    Karen says:

    Your block makes an awesome quilt. Another one to add to my ‘to do’ list.

  21. 25
    Georgia says:

    Faith, this looks *SO* good!

  22. 26
    katie B says:

    Oh, this block and Loulouthi are made for each other!

  23. 27

    This is the perfect block for this collection. Bravo! I almost started an Heirloom Greek Cross quilt last night, but it was 11pm and I thought I just might be getting ahead of myself. :)

  24. 28
    Rachel says:

    GASP!! I love this! I got the fabric and was slightly disappointed when it came. I thought it was crazy busy. But what an amazing way to use it! I might do this!

  25. 29
    svetlana says:

    Love the idea, I might just give it a try.

  26. 30
    Susan says:

    I like your fabric choices. Everything looks so fresh and modern.

  27. 31
    Kristen says:

    Love the colors and the grey background fabric….different but it works great!

  28. 32
    Jamie Lee says:

    Wow, those color combos look very pretty! I am considering doing a quilt a long for the Greek cross I just saw online. This is certainly tipping me in that direction. Beautiful!!!

  29. 33
    Susan Dalton says:

    I love your blog. Your quilts are in such wonderful colors! Thank you for all your hard work. I, too, am a quilter, among other fiber arts. My blog is brand new and just getting started but I’d love for you to view it at

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