Ali Wilkinson

A Finish – Cruces de Revolución

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A quick post today to share my latest finish – Cruces de Revolución. The design was my own and inspired by the plethora of modern crosses I have seen over the past year. There’s no rocket science to this block – simple squares and rectangles sewn together to get good proportions. I wrote about it here.

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I used Kate Spain’s Paradiso range together with a couple of different Kona solids (Ash, Pewter and a couple of others). I like the lightness the two cream blocks give.

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The back was a simple piecing using four fat quarters from the Paradiso range and some yardage of a black on white scribble print that I am afraid I cannot identify any more as I misplaced the selvedge.

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Suzet Pont did the long arm quilting and made a stunning job. She used a lilac colour on the back which reads pink against the scribble patterned backing. On the front she used bronze, cream or the lilac. Each cross was quilt in wavy lines with one going horizontal lines and the next going vertical. The backgrounds of the blocks were alternated in either small pebbles (like bubbles) or meander.

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I got the quilt back yesterday and quickly made up binding using two fat quarters of Paradiso. I used the same design as the blue fabric in the bottom right of the above photo but two other colour ways with white background and either blue or pink/red triangles on it. I alternated the strips so the colours flow a little. I like very much using binding with “texture” created by dots or stripes or triangles.

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The quilt finished up at 60″ square and sits really nicely on top of a regular Queen bed leaving space for the pillows. I am really happy with this quilt and love the retro modern feel it has, enhanced by Suzet’s quilting.

Another finish for the 2015 Finish Along. Wot! Woot!


9 thoughts on “A Finish – Cruces de Revolución

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  2. This is beautiful – love the way the colours pop against the grey background!
    “Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.”

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