Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Greek Cross Quilt

This past weekend I showed my cousin how to do machine binding and used this quilt as demonstration.  I started it last year as part of a quilt along.  I got the top done, but never went any further.


I’ve seen a few quilts with black/white binding so I thought I’d give it a shot on this quilt.  It looks fab!


I had a few crosses left over (actually I found one more after I’d already made the back) so I put them in a scrappy backing.


Some of the backing fabric is a DS Quilts print and the pink is a cheap Joann’s fabric that I got a loooooooooooooong time ago when it was on clearance.  It has glitter in it.  This quilt truly is a WIP!


I used my quilting bar to try to quilt straight lines.  For some reason, though, the quilting bar seems to go on the right which dictates that the quilt has to be squished under the arm instead flowing of out the side.  I tried to use the quilt bar backwards, but that wasn’t as successful as I hoped.  The binding is a black/white floral print from Bernatex.


This cute little fox fabric is my favorite block.  The finished quilt measures 44 x 70.  The background fabric is Kona ash.

Now, here is the quilt my cousin made!!!


I am a bit jealous of how fantastic her quilt turned out.  Look at her first time ever FMQ!


I am linking this up to WIP Wednesday.  Have a great Wednesday!


  1. The cross quilt reveal------ lovely quilt Jamie!!! The quilting bar is tricky isn't it. I haven't mastered it either. Then again I haven't tried much either;)

    I like the colors in your cousins:)

  2. Both of you did and outstanding job! They look great- I love the colors:)

  3. your cross quilt is beautiful. i love the color you chose for the background

  4. Your quilt is so pretty! The colors are awesome. I also really love that fox block. I almost bought some of that fabric myself!

  5. I really like your greek cross quilt (this pattern is so positive and modern) the colors you chose and your way to include your label in the pieced back. Very clever!

  6. I really love your color choices for the greek cross quilt. I think grey grey as a background color really makes colors pop and gives it a modern edge.

  7. Jamie, both quilts look so pretty. And I love your black and white binding, it's such a lovely fabric and goes so well with the whole quilt.

  8. Jamie both quilts turned out beautifully. I am with you the fox fabric is soooo cute. I was reading down a bit in your blog. How is the little bird?

  9. Both quilts are fantastic. I love the crosses on the backside of your quilt. :0)

  10. I love this Greek Cross quilt. It's beautiful with the bright crosses and grey background.


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