Loulouthi Crosses

Loulouthi Crosses Front

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.

Loulouthi Crosses Back

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.

Loulouthi Crosses Drape

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.

Loulouthi Crosses Quilting Detail

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!

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40 Comments

  1. Reply

    Cille

    July 28, 2011

    It IS a wonderful quilt… beautiful in any way, the pattern, the fabric and the back. Perfect 🙂

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    Danielle

    July 28, 2011

    It’s absolutely stunning. I’ve collected a few pieces of Loulouthi so far, but I think I should just go the whole hog and buy a fat quarter set. They look so beautiful together and gorgeous with the grey solid too. Love your blog!

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    marjorie

    July 28, 2011

    Love your new quilt..the colours are striking…and I am getting so into these pieced backs…

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    Jana K

    July 28, 2011

    Love it! Just a couple of months ago, I had to unpick an entire section of quilting. It took several hours. I’m pretty sure it’s happened to everyone at least once. Or twice.

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    Debbie

    July 28, 2011

    Darling quilt! Very cool how you were inspired by the one block!

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    Chrisalyde

    July 28, 2011

    absolutely fabulous…
    Love it
    Christine

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    Briana

    July 28, 2011

    This is beautiful. The colors and the pattern is so fresh! I kind of want to sneak out of the office and start one of my own right now 🙂

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    Kelly B.

    July 28, 2011

    oooh! I love it Faith! And, uh, if any of that AMH backing fabric is taking up too much room in your sewing space, I’ll happily take it off your hands! 🙂 Yes, I live in Neverland!

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      Faith

      July 28, 2011

      Ha Kelly, you are so funny! I used it ALL up on this back. Felt good too. 🙂

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    Lynne

    July 28, 2011

    That is pretty amazing. Another reason for me to look again at the Summer Sampler!

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    Sariah

    July 28, 2011

    I love the whole quilt, but I especially adore the fabric on the back! So pretty!

  11. Reply

    Sara

    July 28, 2011

    What a beautiful pattern! It is so fresh and summery. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Reply

    Mitzi

    July 28, 2011

    It’s gorgeous, Faith! When you buy fabric just to put in your stash how much do you buy of it? 1 yard, 3 yards, fat quarters – or does it just depend on how much you like it? I’m always afraid I won’t buy enough for whatever project I decide to use that fabric with. ha!

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      Faith

      July 28, 2011

      Hi Mitzi! It depends. If it’s a collection type print (something that I probably won’t use over and over again), I buy a FQ. Although in this case with that Drawing Room fabric I think I had a 1/2 yard, probably the place I bought it didn’t sell FQs.

      If it’s a good basic I will buy 1/2 yard.

      And if I know it’s going out of print and am in freak-out mode, I buy at least a yard. 🙂

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    Meg in CT

    July 28, 2011

    Faith, this turned out great! And such a fitting combination of AMH and Greek Crosses. I love the Loulouthi against the Stone, too. Well done!

  14. Reply

    Linz

    July 28, 2011

    Wow! That is SO pretty! I am happy to see a quilt made of the Greek Crosses! I was having a hard time picturing it! It looks spectacular!!

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    Kelli

    July 28, 2011

    Oh, Faith, this is beautiful. This sampler QAL is inspiring me in so many ways and adding so much to my to-do list. This quilt is the perfect example. I love it!!

  16. Reply

    Lee

    July 28, 2011

    *Sigh!* It’s gorgeous, Faith! And Loulouthi was the perfect choice for it.

  17. Reply

    Lindsay

    July 28, 2011

    So pretty! And I LOVE the back. 🙂

  18. Reply

    Meg

    July 28, 2011

    I love how it turned out! I think I am going to make one with some Habitat!

  19. Reply

    nicke

    July 28, 2011

    it is very very pretty. love the loulouthi with that moda stone. it is strikingly beautiful!

  20. Reply

    Judith

    July 28, 2011

    This is fantastic. Love the colour combination with the stone. I too love the greek cross and am aiming to make an entir quilt with it.

  21. Reply

    Ann-Marie

    July 28, 2011

    such a GREAT quilt!!! love the front and the back!

  22. Reply

    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    July 28, 2011

    So special, front and back. The Drawing Room print was just made for this. And, it’s amazing how well the Good Folks mixes in too. Of course, Good Folks are always good to have around… I’m starting to guard my supply too.

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    Katie B

    July 28, 2011

    Fantastic, Faith! I’ve been waiting to see this, and you did not disappoint! I love how the blocks you’re featuring for the Summer Sampler look great all by themselves too!

  24. Reply

    Jenelle

    July 28, 2011

    So lovely! I think that it is amazing that you were able to pull from three of AMH’s collections and they pair seamlessly. I love that about her fabrics too.

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    Rachel

    July 28, 2011

    oh WOW! I am in love. I want this. Can’t you make me one for my birthday in 4 weeks????LOL! Out of stock fabric and all? You’ve outdone yourself this time. It is gorgeous!

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    Jen

    July 28, 2011

    This is gorgeous, Faith! I really love seeing Loulouthi out of that beautiful cross block, just perfect for it. And the back, oh my! Whoever buys this is going to be one happy gal!

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    Natalie

    July 28, 2011

    It’s a gorgeous quilt, and I love how you’ve mixed in fabric from other lines in the back– I really like when fabrics from different lines “play well” together. It’s also such a good feeling to use up some stash! Well done 🙂

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    Jeannette

    July 29, 2011

    Dang it! Now you’ve got me rethinking the pattern for my daughter’s new quilt. 🙂 Love it!

  29. Reply

    Maria

    July 29, 2011

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

  30. Reply

    Cara

    July 29, 2011

    Beautiful. I just used the same print for the binding of a quilt. And, sadly, it was my last piece of it. I almost cried. Seriously.

  31. Reply

    TinksDaughter

    July 29, 2011

    Did you know your quilt has legs? No arms, just legs…..lol

  32. Reply

    ella

    July 30, 2011

    this is really beautiful….very inspiring.

  33. Reply

    traceyjay

    July 30, 2011

    Beautiful! I liked this block in the collection, and definitely love it as a whole quilt! 🙂

  34. Reply

    Lyanna

    July 31, 2011

    Faith love the quilt and what you did with the greek cross block. Fun how the different blocks can create such a variety of quilts. I know how you feel about not cutting into fabric that you love — I have an entire pile of fabric waiting to be used.

    Lyanna

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    mjb

    August 1, 2011

    I love this! So beautiful, and a great use of the collection. I like those two turquoise blocks that look different from the rest, and the backing.

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    JC

    August 10, 2011

    This is gorgeous! I have some Innocent Crush fabric from AMH that i’d love to make into this pattern. Do you happen to remember how much solid you needed for the sashing? I have about 2 yards on hand and am not sure if it will be enough…
    Thanks!

    • Reply

      Faith

      August 10, 2011

      JC – thank you! I don’t remember how much I used, but I think 2 yards sounds about right.

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