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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week 36 Kentucky Crossroads


I'm going to have to look back through the pile but I have the feeling we have previously had a block similar to this. However, here we have the Kentucky Crossroads block (and for the second time I had to correct my typing as I had written crosswords - I don't know why as this was an easy block to sew).

I was originally thinking to fussy cut the fabric with Union printed on it for the center but then I realized I had to use my grey main fabric somewhere so I decided to look for a fabric with lines crossing for that square and ended up with the plaid there.

This week I have been working on a quilt and making 12" blocks. After I finished pressing this block just now I looked at it and thought gee, this block looks too small. But no, it is the usual 8" finished size.

3 comments:

Sherrye said...

Dorry, I love this one. Not only am I naturally drawn to plaids, but the idea of the plaid accentuating the "crossroads" was a creative idea on your part!!

Cheryl said...

And while the photo conveys a beautiful block, it is far better in person. One of the comments I read was that this is the block that says "Civil War" to that commenter. And Ann chose a version for her quilt that wound up on the cover of McCall's Quilting. It is a block that makes a good quilt!

Judy said...

I LOVE the blue fabric!! It is elegant and very appealing. I am looking forward to seeing how you set these blocks together.!!