Friday, March 13, 2015

Arkansas Crossroads


Arkansas Crossroads
72 x 88


Scrappy


I used neutrals for the Xs and blue scraps for the X corners



There's some of my wild four patches and some that were swapped but I arranged them all with the darks in the middle of the 16 patch as well as the corners. 


I quilted it very simply on my DSM. I don't stitch in the ditch because I never make the ditch so quilted a line through the center of the sixteen patches as well as along both sides of the Xs using the side of the sewing machine foot and the seam as a guide. 


Binding was also scrappy blues and the backing was a flannel sheet in excellent condition I picked up at the thrift store for $2.50.   The whole quilt has been washed and dried and is sooooo soft. 

I can mark another UFO off of my list. 
Linking up today to :

Linking up Sunday to: 
Oh Scrap!  at Quilting is More Fun than Housework

Later on in the month I'll be linking to:

A Lovely Year of Finishes   - . This was my March goal. (#64 at the goal setting party)



25 comments:

sophie said...

Another gorgeous scrappy quilt. Congratulations on your lovely finish!

Podunk Pretties said...

Beautiful scrappy quilt! So homey and comfy looking. Oh the dreaded ditch, it's a trickster, making you think it's easy but its not. For years I thought it was me, I'm learning to stay away from it also.

Barbara said...

I love your quilt, i love all your quilts, i love your blog. It´s great.

Cathy Kizerian said...

What a gorgeous quilt! You're really cookin' this quarter!,

Mystic Quilter said...

Great scrappy quilt! Getting the ditch spot on can be a problem!!

Marei said...

I have made quite a few of these but always monochromatically. Really love the way this turned out and thank you for talking through how you set it up. I'm taking notes so my next Arkansas Crossroads/Good Night Irene can be scrappy.

Lorene Holbrook said...

Love your quilt. I am in a swap with some friends and we are just finishing up swapping. I think one more month. I am so excited to start sewing the blocks together!!! You did a terrific job. Love how you quilted it. Oh, I can't wait .......

Vic in NH said...

Congratulations on another whirlwind finish!!! A real beauty of a scrapper to be proud of with all of your care in arranging those 16-Patches from the old swaps. Thanks so much for the close ups that let me squeal, "OOOh, I sent those and those!" Great fun and a great quilt!

Nann said...

Wow! It's great! I don't think I have ever seen an entire Arkansas Traveler quilt, only single blocks, so I have never seen the full effect. Congratulations on the finish.

Ann said...

Another charming scrap quilt! I enjoy reading how people decide to organize their scraps so it's nice to know where you put blues. Hooray for you.

Vicki in MN said...

Now that used a bunch of scraps, nice going!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It always feels so good to mark an old UFO off the list. And this one is a lovely one! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Shannon said...

Love the pattern you chose for your scrappy quilt!

Deb A said...

Beautiful job! So cheerful.

knitnkwilt said...

Visiting from Oh Scrap! This is a pattern I am not familiar with; looks like a great scrap buster.

MegsAnn said...

I love this controlled scrappy quilt. Your placement of the neutrals and blues really lets it shine. I also have trouble staying in the ditch when quilting. You came up with a great solution. I sometimes quilt 1/4 inch to either side of the seam. www.quiltartbymegan.com

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

This is such a great pattern to use scraps and thanks for sharing how you controlled where you would use the colors to enhance the design. A real beauty.

desertskyquilts said...

A wonderful way to use scraps. I love what the final quilt looks like.

Beth said...

Love this!

Lara B. said...

Really love your Arkansas Crossroads quilt Cathy! Thanks for the tips on organizing color too!

Sandy said...

Nice finish! You can never go wrong with a scrappy quilt.

dq said...

I love scrappy and this one is gorgeous! Love the pattern you used.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

You are a busy lady! Great work!

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

This looks like a perfect quilt to snuggle with!

Kalicocreations said...

Beautiful quilt! Great use of the flannel sheet.
Terry