Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Crossroads Baby Quilt 2

A lie ain't a side of the story; it's just a lie.
~The Wire (TV series)


This quilt uses up all the remaining Crossroads blocks. Most of the background colors are organized into columns. Although many of them are dark, the quilt still works. 

Crossroads 2 baby quilt

The very last Crossroads block is on the back - just to move them all out. I thought it would be an easy back but had to paw through a lot of remnants to find a group that works with the block. The outer blue fabric is new this year. Yes, I still buy fabric.

Back of Crossroads 2 baby quilt 

The binding is a red and white stripe purchased years ago with the idea of binding "all" my quilts with it. That would have been a neat idea if I'd remembered it before it disappeared in the stash. There's quite a bit more. Where will it show up next?

Crossroads 2 baby quilt detail

There's no immediate use so this quilt begins rebuilding the Baby Quilt Stack - ready for the future.

Quilt Specifics
Size: 45" x 45"
Design: Crossroads
Batting: Mountain Mist cotton
Thread: Superior white cotton
Approximate yardage: 6.5 yards

The Buddha in the Attic
by Julie Otsuka

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka is a novel that reads like history. Julie traces a group of Japanese picture brides from Japan to San Francisco where they first met their husbands. Many of the men misrepresented their careers. Women who thought they were leaving rural life became itinerant farm workers with their husbands. They bore children who embraced American life - the only one they knew. After Pearl Harbor, the families lost everything they'd ever managed to amass as they were sent to internment camps. 

Enjoy the day, Ann


Pamela said...

The quilt looks great! Well done! I think the book looks interesting.

Nann said...

Stripes work so well for bindings! Good for you to use up ALL the blocks. Thanks for recommending Buddha in the Attic. Julie Otsuka received the Carnegie Medal for fiction this year for her novel The Swimmer. She spoke at the awards reception at ALA and I got a signed copy of the book.

patty a. said...

Congratulations on another finish and using up all those blocks! I love the scrappy look of both the front and back. That book sounds sad.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Nice scrappy quilt with a neat grid hanging over the background. Does this make you want to make more Crossroads blocks?

Julierose said...

Nice work on this Baby Quilt #2--loving the colors...I like those Crossroads blocks a lot...
Hugs, Julierose

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A delightful 'crossroads' quilt. I like the way you have organised your background colours into columns, a nice touch! Can't go wrong with a stripe for binding, it adds that final hit of colour!

Quilting Babcia said...

I love this Crossroads quilt, and the vintage look of the back too. So nice to see a two-sided quilt, each side different but so perfectly compatible.

audrey said...

What a lovely, scrappy looking quilt! Interesting how difficult it is sometimes to get scrappy blocks to play nice side by side, such a subtle difference in moving them around a tiny bit or swapping out a few blocks. The back is super too! Love the two sided effect!:)

Mystic Quilter said...

Another of your beautiful Crossroads and nice colours, the quilt definitely works with the dark background, I like it very much indeed. Love the back!

Kaja said...

I really like the way the dark blocks work in this - like an extra structural dimension. I read the book a couple of years ago - her style is unusual but I found it very effective.

Janie said...

Great finish Ann! Good design on the back too. And the close up detail on Crossroads 2 is a treat to see.
Happy fall!