Shouts of joy coming from my little part of the world.
Criss Cross is now finished.
Or as my German ancestors would say Oberflychenbehandlung!
When I pulled this UFO out of the bin a few weeks ago I thought I would quickly have Criss Cross all put together in no time.
It was a little more complicated than that.
At 96" X 96" even laying the quilt over the living room couch did not capture the entire piece for a picture.
But, oh how I love this wonderful quilt designed by Sandy Klop of American Jane Patterns.
Lots and lots of little tiny 1-inch brown and muslin squares.
All worth it to create such a beautiful Irish chain variation.
The patterns calls for 32 assorted 1/4th yard cuts.
Now I'm grateful I took the extra time to implement the 268 on point squares around the edge.
They really do add that special touch and make the quilt complete.
To gain a perspective in size, I had Mr. Cactus and my daughter Aubrey stand on the couch and hold Criss Cross up as high as they could for a photo shoot.
This is one big quilt.
I just have to say it one more time because the length of the word is so appropriate for Criss Cross
(plus it makes me laugh)