Earlier this year, when I was the queen of the Stitch Tease Bee, I asked my bee mates to make Intersection blocks using Film In The Fridge's fun tutorial. I asked for blocks using mustard, navy, teal, and fuschia fabrics. Twenty-three blocks arrived from my sweet friends. I made nineteen more so I could have a 6x7 block layout, resulting in a good sized lap quilt.
I pieced all the blocks together and then set it aside until a few weeks ago when I decided that Cotton & Steel's Bespoke Spark double gauze in Mustard would make the perfect background. It is so soft and was a dream to free motion quilt.
I am getting a little more brave when it comes to free motion quilting and for this project I used a swirl and stem pattern with leaves on it. It's just random and was fairly easy to do. I got a good rhythm going and was able to get it finished in two afternoons. Aurifil's thread color #5022 was a perfect choice. I am really on a mustard kick lately. I just love this color so much that I chose it as part of our wardrobe color choices for our family Christmas card photo. My kids had a ball with that one, wondering if mom wanted them to wear Gulden's or French's...or maybe Grey Poupon!
I wanted the quilt to be finished with a navy binding, but didn't have many choices in my stash. I ended up using Navy Ovals Remix by Robert Kaufman.
I am calling this quilt "Crossing Paths" because it is for my very special friend, Pam, who also happens to be my son's mother-in-law. She is such a fun, kind and encouraging friend. I don't get to see her much but I know if she lived closer we would hang out all the time. She's one of the funniest people I know and also one of the most honest. I am so happy to be able to gift her this quilt and I sure am glad that our paths have been crossing for the last 16 years.
Name: Crossing Paths
Fabric: Random fabrics in Navy, Mustard, Fuschia and Teal
Backing: Cotton & Steel Bespoke Spark Mustard Double Gauze
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. Quilted by me with Aurifil 50 wt. #5022
Batting: Warm and White
Binding: Navy Ovals Remix by Robert Kaufman
Size after Laudering: 60" x 72"