A Finish: Crosswalks

Here is my latest finish: Crosswalks.

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It took ages to put this together, and I have lots of other stuff I should have been doing! I started it right around when I finished up my last quilt for the book because I just needed to get back to normal piecing. Looking back on Instagram I officially started it when I cut all the pieces while Netflix binging on Making A Murderer on September 17th.

The fabric is a fat quarter bundle of Janine Vangool’s Uppercase line for Windham Fabrics. I didn’t use them all, some went into my stash because I love them. Janine is a local designer, editor and publisher – of Uppercase magazine – here in Calgary, she was in the class I took with Lizzy House and she is awesome.

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I bought the backing from a Facebook group I’m a member of for $5 a metre. I have some left over which will work for bags. I quilted this on Monday with a pantograph at My Sewing Room and I love the texture, even if I had to change the bobbin a couple of times. The tension stayed pretty good so I didn’t mess up. And it took me 2 1/2 hours to quilt which is still a LOT faster than I would have managed on my domestic machine. I left the panto with Rebecca (of bag fame) so she can use it on a Star Wars quilt. I think it will lend itself very well to that!

I think this will be in either the January or the February issue of Popular Patchwork magazine in the UK.

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STATS
Size – 60″ x 60″
Number of blocks – 36
Time to make – About 25 hours – each block took at least half an hour and I chain pieced pairs towards the end.
Fabric – Uppercase by Janine Vangool for Windham. A fat quarter bundle. Plus yardage of Kona Eggshell.
Backing Fabric – Grace print from Joel Dewberry’s Atrium collection for Freespirit.
Binding Fabric – Riley Blake large stripes in black and white
Threads – Piecing with Presencia 50 wt. Quilting with Wonderfil Decobob prewound bobbins (80 wt) and Isacord on top (40 wt).
Batting – 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom as usual.
Quilting- Pantograph from Urban Elementz called Avant Garde. It’s quite a small design but pretty and simple.

This is a finish along finish!

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