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 Comments

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    Ruth

    July 14, 2011

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

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

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    Tiffany

    July 14, 2011

    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 🙂

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      Faith

      July 14, 2011

      These are 12.5″ unfinished blocks (12″ finished).

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    Laura Jane

    July 14, 2011

    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!

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    Cindy

    July 14, 2011

    Looks wonderful! I love your blocks in Loulouthi!

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    Sarah

    July 14, 2011

    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!

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    stephanie @ providencehandmade

    July 14, 2011

    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! 🙂

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    Kelli

    July 14, 2011

    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!

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    Teresa

    July 14, 2011

    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!
    Teresa

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    Debbie

    July 14, 2011

    very nice! love your fabrics!

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    Karen

    July 14, 2011

    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!!

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      Faith

      July 14, 2011

      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.

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        Karen

        July 14, 2011

        Great! Thank you!!

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    July 14, 2011

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

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      Faith

      July 14, 2011

      That’s funny Rachel, I didn’t even think about that! I guess it’s meant to be. 🙂

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    Linz

    July 14, 2011

    Wow!! Those look wonderful!!

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    Cyndi Nelson

    July 14, 2011

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

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    anna

    July 14, 2011

    i love this faith, it’s totally amazing!

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    Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy

    July 14, 2011

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

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    Cara

    July 14, 2011

    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

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    Laura

    July 14, 2011

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

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    liveacolorfullife

    July 14, 2011

    This block really showcases that wonderful fabric. Beautiful!

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    Erica

    July 14, 2011

    very pretty!

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    Karen

    July 14, 2011

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

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    Georgia

    July 14, 2011

    Faith, this looks *SO* good!

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    katie B

    July 14, 2011

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

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    kate@ swimbikequilt

    July 15, 2011

    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. 🙂

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    Rachel

    July 15, 2011

    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!

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    svetlana

    July 15, 2011

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

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    Susan

    July 16, 2011

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

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    Kristen

    July 16, 2011

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

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    Jamie Lee

    August 18, 2011

    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!!!

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    Susan Dalton

    January 8, 2012

    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 http://.asouthernmothersdaughter.blogspot.com.

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