Thursday, 26 September 2013

A Work in Progress: Lots of Crosses

I should be doing dozens of other things but last weekend I started a new quilt - I felt like piecing and I had just finished three other quilts!

I'm using the pattern 'Dream Big' by Camille Roskelley from her book 'Simplify with Camille Roskelley'.  It is a quilt with crosses as I have noticed that they are particularly popular at the moment.

The fabric is 'Flats' by Angela Yosten and I have used a jelly roll.  I've got some of the reds for the border... but still need to do some thinking first.

It is going together really well.  I cut it all out and planned then sewed all the single rows in just over a day (less helping on the farm), with K helping me place out the pieces.  But my quarter inch seam allowance must be a fraction out as now that I am on to sewing the rows together the crosses were not lining up quite perfectly.

I have fixed that as I have gone to pinning from the left.  This enables me to leave the removal of pins to the very last moment - my quarter inch foot has a guide on the right side so the pins need to be out of the way by then.  I think I'll have to re-do the first few rows as I plan to quilt it with simple lines later.

My magnetic pin holder is twenty years old but fantastic.  I got it from Bernina when I purchased an overlocker.

I've pinned all the rows on to a piece of flannel and can therefore sneak a few rows in my schedule without worrying about them getting out of order.

Now trying to link up with 'WIP Wednesday' at 'Freshly Pieced'.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I have the book and the pattern looks challenging. I really like how your quilt is going. Congrats!!!

    1. Thanks! I love the book and have plans to make some more from it. I visited your page and would love to leave a comment but I couldn't find the 'translate' tool. Sorry! You have done some beautiful work. :-)

  2. I have Camille's book . . . I was just looking at that exact quilt in that book today, wondering when I'd have time to make it up. How's the pattern? Is it pretty to follow?

  3. Flats is a great fabric line and I think it is a nice choice for the pattern. It makes me think of math and school....which is a good thing in my mind. Nice job!

  4. I love plus quilts at the moment - yours is looking beautiful!


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