Slightly Larger Patchwork of the Crosses

You knew I couldn’t stop with the .50″ size, right? Of course you did!

Yesterday I hunted and hunted for something that was going to work for fussy cutting/printing for the centre hexagons in the block but found nothing that appealed. So I pulled out some of the fabrics I used for the Tiffany Lamp New York Beauty quilt top and printed enough hexagons from the .75″ Inklingo 90-degree hexagon collection to make a few of the larger Patchwork of the Crosses blocks.

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They’re now nestled in with the itty bitty .50″ hexagons.

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I love the shimmer of the metallic fabrics in this little Patchwork of the Crosses block. It went together very quickly – and I think I’ve found a stitching sequence that makes it super fast to stitch these. I’ll have to experiment with that a bit more, but once I’ve sorted it out I’ll do a quick tutorial on my stitching sequence.

A quarter inch doesn’t sound like a big difference, does it?

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Well, look at these two 90-degree hexagons side by side – the .75″ and .50″ ones.

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Then put the blocks side by side and you really see a difference.

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And just to emphasize the point, a penny in the centre of each block.

I loved making both of these little blocks and know I’m going to continue making them as I have ideas for quilts using each size. But I’m going back to the butterfly kaleidoscope stars as I don’t want them to languish.

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“Bedtime Snacks”

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Jake’s favourite spot – stretched out across the chair and footstool.

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This picture of Baxter is one of the best we have of him so far, I think. I love how well it shows off his ear tufts.

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5 thoughts on “Slightly Larger Patchwork of the Crosses

  1. I think you need more time in a day to get all these great projects done! Of course, don’t we all! Great pictures of the boys!

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  2. I am enjoying seeing your patchwork crosses….. and wondering how they will be finished and how the final quilt will come together. I’ve never seen them before so it is very hard to imagine the outcome….. like a good mystery novel! 🙂

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  3. Great looking crosses – both the big and the small. Good to see you’re not being too good and sticking with just the one project – you’d have made the rest of us feel bad. Well, ok, no you wouldn’t have 🙂
    Great pics of the boys

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