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Arkansas Crossroads

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual, Traditional
rmaguire@sover.net on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Quilting cottons

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What are you most proud of? The edges of the body of the quilt, where I made rectangles that created the 4 fabric diamonds around the edge. I also used the backing fabric that I cut off after quilting for the binding. Because the backing was pieced, it made the binding more interesting, I was assured it would be long enough, and I didn't waste any material. I'm also proud that, for once, I actually made something for me. I have given all my other quilts away.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Directions for this quilt are usually for one block that incorporates 2 four patches and 2 of the diagonal block. I made 2 different blocks, one of 16 patches and one of 4 of the diagonal blocks joined to make an X. I think my way is easier.

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My neighbor, who does not sew or quilt, saw the Craftsy picture on my computer once when we were looking at something or other and went crazy over the it. I thought maybe I'd make her a couple of placemants or something (she is elderly and lives alone). You got me inspired again. Very nice

10/30/2012 Flag

Love the colors!

11/04/2012 Flag