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Crossroads Quilt || Driftless

Crossroads Quilt || Driftless fabric collection by Anna Graham - NoodleheadThe second quilt I made using Driftless was Crossroads, a pattern by my friend Emily Dennis of Quilty Love. When I was deciding what quilts I should make, I kept coming back to this one, I was curious how the collection would look in smaller pieces and I really love how it turned out. It was a fun change of pace to do a lot of the strip piecing and borders that make up this quilt. Seeing each block come together in the end was so rewarding!Crossroads Quilt || Driftless fabric collection by Anna Graham - Noodlehead

I took my time and tried to plan out each block, doing what Emily recommends, by sorting out which fabrics were dark and light. I loved being able to add in the Interweave Chambray, for the accent, as I think it gives a really nice resting place for the eye and looks so good with Driftless, too. I think it worked out well! Plus I think this quilt is fun to look at close up, there’s always an interesting fabric combination to catch your eye!

Crossroads Quilt || Driftless fabric collection by Anna Graham - NoodleheadI chose Kona Haze as my sashing and my backing is Cambridge Lawn in Nude (sorry I managed not to get a picture of the back!).

Of course I was under a deadline with the samples, so I was lucky enough to get this quilted quickly at my local quilt shop, Olive Juice Quilts. It was fun to try and figure out the quilting design in a rush. I always start thinking about the quilt design as I piece the blocks and rows together. This one didn’t really stand out to me, so I waited until I walked in to Olive Juice to decide. They have so many beautiful examples and we decided on this nested figure eight design. I think it works!

Crossroads Quilt || Driftless fabric collection by Anna Graham - Noodlehead

Crossroads Quilt || Driftless fabric collection by Anna Graham - Noodlehead

Pattern: Crossroads by Quilty Love
Fabrics: Driftess, Interweave Chambray, Kona Haze for the sashing, Kona Smoke for the binding and Cambridge Lawn in Nude for the backing.Crossroads Quilt || Driftless fabric collection by Anna Graham - Noodlehead

3 thoughts on “Crossroads Quilt || Driftless

  1. Linda Rattie says:

    Beautiful quilt. Love the colours.

  2. Chez Vies says:

    Beautiful quilt

  3. Leigh says:

    This just looks like summer at the beach.

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