I’m so excited to share my latest quilt with you, Loulouthi Crosses. This quilt is made up entirely of Greek Cross blocks from the Summer Sampler Series. I love that you can take one unsuspecting little quilt block and make such an interesting quilt from it.
For the quilt front, I used about a fat quarter of each of Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi fabric in the Isabela palette. I used Moda’s Bella Solids Stone for the sashing. Not to be confused with Kona Stone. Which I did confuse when reordering after I ran out. Twice. That was not a cheap mistake.
I am pretty excited about the back. Do you have any fabric that you bought a long time ago with no immediate intention of using, but just loved too much to pass it by? That was me with the Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room fabric you see at the bottom of the back. Originally I thought I would wrap canvas with it and hang it on the wall, but my wall has been filled with other handmade items. So it sat, waiting for the right project. I just love that AMH’s fabric collections continue to coordinate.
The top fabric on the back is an out of print Amy Butler piece, Pink Coriander. I had stocked up on that awhile back and I think I’m finally down to my last yard.
The binding is another Anna Maria Horner fabric, this time from her Good Folks line. That one I am almost out of, and boy will I be sad when I use my last piece.
I quilted this in a free motion meandering style. I had some tension problems on the back that I discovered once I was finished that required me to spend a lot of time with the seam ripper. I’m hoping some of you can relate.
All in all, I really love how this one turned out. It measures 48″ x 60″ and is listed in the shop!
July 28, 2011 40 Comments
I plan on spending today quilting my Loulouthi Cross quilt. Hopefully I will have something finished to show you later this week.
Update: Here’s my block!
Check out all those seams!
July 25, 2011 5 Comments
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.
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.
July 14, 2011 33 Comments
Just arrived from Fabricpalooza…Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner. This is the Isabela palette. If you are a fan of AMH, you will love this fabric. Especially the large scale floral print. What a showpiece. I am also partial to the Juliana palette, it might be in my future!
May 23, 2011 8 Comments