Crosses and Losses Quilt Blocks

And then there were four. I spent more time yesterday cutting out background pieces for my Crosses and Losses blocks. Slow going to be sure! Usually I’m a huge planner and would do all my cutting, then all my piecing of segments (in this case, half square triangles), all my trimming, then all my final block assembly. I guess I’m feeling a bit antsy to see immediate progress because I have decided to focus my efforts on making a handful of blocks at a time.

Crosses and Losses Quilt Blocks

I cut my next twelve bright fabrics and started chain piecing those. I promise it’s more than it looks in this pile. Because these blocks finish up at 8″, some of the HSTs are on the smaller side. I hope to get some time between errands today to get these trimmed up and pieced into more Crosses and Losses quilt blocks. Stay tuned!



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    Anne Beier

    December 4, 2015

    Looking great, Faith. Hope you are having a good holiday season.

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    Little Black Cat Quilting

    December 4, 2015

    Love the bright against the low volume, such a winning combination. 🙂

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    December 4, 2015

    Color! I love color, the blocks are fabulous.

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    December 4, 2015

    I love the bright colors. They will brighten dreary winter days. can”t wait to see this quilt together.

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    December 5, 2015

    That is the way I like to work! Totally inefficient, but much more rewarding for me. I really like this block- especially the name. I can’t wait to see how your quilt turns out.,

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    Julie Beard

    December 7, 2015

    Beautiful as always Faith. Just loving the bold colour too! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    Diane B

    December 7, 2015

    Faith, thanks for the trip down memory lane. I can only imagine my grandmothers and great grandmothers at a quilting bee, stitching up Crosses and Losses. What a precious heirloom quilt you are making.