Friday, August 8, 2014

Arkansas Crossroads Quilt {Finished}

 Looking back on instagram, I started this quilt 35 weeks ago when I cut into my beautiful FQ stack of Joel Dewberry's True Colors.

Joel Dewberry True Colors Fabric Squares

I'm not normally an "all-one-line-of-fabric" kind of girl, but I love basics and Joel Dewberry does them well in this line.

I sewed the blocks into a top when I attended Quilt Bliss back in January.
Arkansas Crossroads Quilt Top made from Joel Dewberry True Colors

Now, six months later it's finally quilted and finished!

Finished Arkansas Crossroads Quilt

I'm so excited to have it done.

Up Close Binding of Arkansas Crossroads

I debated on the binding color, ultimately settling on this lovely Mint Polka Dot. 
I pretty much think it's perfect.  I love how it pops against the navy backing fabric, as well.  Speaking of the backing it's a navy chambray that I've had in my stash for at least 10 years!  It felt good to finally give it a purpose.

Quilting Texture on Arkansas Crossroads Quilt

I'm pretty smitten with the quilting done by my local quilter!
Those X blocks would be nothing without her beautiful quilting.

Arkansas Crossroads Quilt made from Joel Dewberry True Colors Fabric

Lori Holt just posted a fabulous tutorial for this particular block design if you want to make your own. I made the X blocks and the O blocks separately (different than her tutorial) so my finished quilt has a little different look.  

Quilting Texture Joel Dewberry True Colors

Happy Friday!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday
Finished quilt measures 60" x 85" (or in other words a nice sized twin)


Kat said... Reply To This Comment

Pretty! I love the fabrics you chose.

crookedtailcrafts said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful finish!

Sew Much For Free Time said... Reply To This Comment

Very pretty! You're right, that mint dot is perfect!

Gemini Jen NZ said... Reply To This Comment

That is absolutely gorgeous! Great fabric choices, the binding is perfect too!

John said... Reply To This Comment

The quilt is really pretty and I love the quilter's quilting job. So intricate. She really is a master at it. Love all your work--colors, patterns, fabrics, etc. MP