Friday, September 2, 2011

Across the Sea QAL

I've wanted to make a Greek Cross quilt for quite a while, so I was really excited when Jennifer and Sarah started this quilt-along. I had it all planned out. I was going to make a twin size quilt using Loulouthi fabric by Anna Maria Horner for the crosses and going with white (yes, once again my favorite white) for the background.This is the fabric I chose.

Of course, it did not happen the way I imagined. Right before I started cutting into my planned fabric, I changed my mind. I raided my stash for some new inspiration and look at what I ended up with.

Any thoughts? I can't believe how far I ended up from my original plan. And, to top it off, I decided to use GRAY!!! Kona for the background. AND make a baby size quilt instead of the planned twin. Talk about sticking to my plan! So, before I could change my mind once again, I cut all my fabric.
Sorry, the picture isn't so great as I took it at night.

And this is what it looks like after I pieced the quilt top. I like how it's turning out and can't wait to see this quilt finished.

What have you been working on lately? Are you part of this QAL? 

Have a wonderful day, everyone. Svetlana


  1. Yours looks great! I love the monkeys and the bicycles. You know, Funky Monkeys and Monkeyin' Around were the first fabrics I ever bought and made a quilt with. I love gray and aqua and got myself a bolt of each for my birthday this month. My husband offered jewelry, but I told him fabric instead!

    It cracks me up about this QAL. I only know about it because I saw it on your blog. I decided to do a baby size quilt because I had trouble really envisioning it and I wasn't sure I wanted to commit! I just finished my baby size top today and started cutting a NEW lap size one from the new line Sugar Creek and some of the old line that coordinates. My husband took our digital camera to the air show today, so I won't be able to post any pics until tomorrow.

  2. What a great quilt. I love the way you changed your mind. I do that a lot. Sometimes it works and sometimes.....well, I discover a new use for an ugly quilt. You, however, did great!!


  3. Super job, that looks very cool!


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