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.
Size: 45" x 45"
Batting: Mountain Mist cotton
Thread: Superior white cotton
Approximate yardage: 6.5 yards
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