Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Crossroads Quilt Along

Yes, I'm still stitching in the Crossroads Quilt Along hosted by The Fat Quarter Shop. I'm just going with the whole "I'm two weeks behind every month"  theme...again.... June's block was the Intersecting Block. They came together fairly quickly for all those little pieces.



I'm still in love with these fabrics!! 

Yes, this is the same spot I have been taking all of my pictures lately. It's been a bazillion degrees out, and it's too hot to go looking for fun places to take pictures. I like my air conditioning and  I don't wander too far away from it if I can help it. 

I forgot to take pictures,  but I did cut the squares just 1/8" larger so I could square up my half square triangles. I just feel better about how things go together. 



When stitching the squares onto the rectangles, I always stitch just inside the drawn line. This seems to give me a more accurate piece.



It sometimes takes me a moment to figure out which side I will be pressing towards. Hey, it's a lot of little pieces, and I'm old...er.  



There is still time to join in the fun. There are only a couple of months left, but there are only 3 to 4 blocks per month. 

The quilt along is free, but a small donation towards March of Dimes is appreciated. They are currently below their goal, but I bet we can get them up there. 

Happy Stitching!
Jen



2 comments:

  1. The blocks are turning out just lovely!
    I like your tip about stitching just inside the drawn line. I was doing that exact thing just this weekend. It works out well.
    I think your photos are wonderful btw. I have yet to take my quilting on a field trip. All of my photos are still inside. One of these days.....

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  2. Love your recent blocks - and the chair as the photo location! All the blocks look great together and you are going to have a fabulous quilt when it's finished.

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