Friday, July 13, 2012

At the End of the (Cross)Road!

Yes, I am happy to say "Crossroads" is finished!

This is the biggest quilt I've ever machine quilted on 

my home sewing machine....

And it is a monster....

83" by 69"!

(Although I have just read someone describe a 79" by  63" quilt as 'perfect lap 

size'.....that's one big lap!)

It made it very difficult to photograph on my own!

I'm sure there were passers-by wondering what I was 


trying to toss it over a fence....

or the playground equipment!

I quilted in a simple grid, straight line quilting....

to match the backing!

This quilt was to be a Christmas present for family 


but with plenty more winter weather still to come....

I think it might be going to its new home real soon!

Otherwise I might snuggling under it and it won't be 

going anywhere!

Happy days!



  1. That such a wonderful quilt. Love the blues and yellow... and the striped fabric really sets it off. I can certainly understand why it's not going anywhere :)

  2. Oh it looks great!! Will be a fab snuggly quilt for the rest of winter.

    Aren't quilts a pain to photograph! You did well!!

  3. Hahaha! I love the picture of you trying to toss it over playground equipment! What a fantastic quilt and a fantastic gift! I think this quilt design is so remarkable because of your fabric choices. You definitely kicked it up a couple of notches - if not through the ceiling! The bold colors you used just scream exciting and then adding the high contrast stripes was a brilliant move! I love it!

  4. Very nice! Love the use of black & white as part of the grid!

  5. Your quilt has turned out so well. Congrats on handling the big monster through the machine. The photos look just fine!

  6. This is a wonderful finish and good for you for quilting it yourself!

  7. Lap quilt!!
    I think it looks great and straight lines are definitely the way to go on the big ones! (OK and the small ones if you a scaredy cat like me!).

  8. That looks incredible! Loving the colour and pattern! What rude strangers seeing you struggling and not even offering to help hold it! =D

  9. Yay! Congratulations on your beautiful finished quilt!!! It's absolutely wonderful!! Great photos too, It's fun seeing peoples reactions when out and about photographing quilts.

  10. Such a beautiful quilt! And I love all of your photos - I am always trying to think of new and interesting ways to take photos of quilts too!

  11. Woo Hoo! A finish...and a very nice one at that! I especially like the clever! Congrats, Susan, on getting that big lap quilt done on your HSM!!

  12. Love this quilt Suz, such bold bright colours and great design.
    Congratulations on quilting it yourself and the finish!

  13. Great finish. Not sure how you wrestled a beast that big through your machine though!

  14. this is a great looking quilt

  15. this is a great looking quilt

  16. Lovely quilt it is alway nice to have a finish. I often wonder what people think when I am taking quilt photos.

  17. What a beautiful quilt! I keep forgetting that a playground would be a great place to photograph a quilt. Oh, wait...I have to finish quilts first before they are ready for photographing....

    Anyway, I really like this quilt!


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