Monday, August 1, 2011

Criss Cross Finished

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 16 blocks measure at 22- inches.
A wonderful way to use up scraps.

The patterns calls for 32 assorted 1/4th yard cuts.

At one point I considered deviating from the written pattern by adding a more simple border.

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)



Carol said...

It is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

It is just totally beautiful!! Such a wonderful finish!! Congrats!!

Jackie's Stitches said...

It's a beautiful quilt and so worth your efforts. Congratulations on your finish!

Material Mary said...

This quilt is truly amazing and wonderful. Love it. Way to persevere!!

Dolores said...

How absolutely wonderful. I am so glad you finished this. You did an amazing job - even taking the extra time to match up all those border black and white squares. Now, on to getting it quilted and then the next project.

Jana said...

Gorgeous! The border is wonderful! Yea for finishing a UFO!

Lynette said...

Stunning!!! (Uh... if I could say that German word, I'd want to keep saying it, too!)

You're right - that border is perfect and essential. It wouldn't be the same without it.

Good job!!!!

Me and My Stitches said...

It's wonderful - way to finish!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!


Lois Evensen said...

So gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful finished quilt. :)))

Gina E. said...

Congratulations - what a stunning quilt!!

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous and worth every stitch you put into it!!!

Browndirtcottage said...

Hhhmmmm, that must have been you I heard this morning. My My Nedra, all that racket, a hooping and hollering!!! Well HECK YEE-OW!!! I would too!! I LUV LUV this quilt!! I am sooo glad you decided to add that little border, oh yes, it certainly does add to it!!!
I know I would be shouting with joy too!! This quilt is just FABULOUS!!!

Jennifer said...

I love it! Congrats on finishing a UFO! I would be jumping for joy too...

Jennifer :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful Nedra! What a wonderful accomplishment. I think you should go to lunch and celebrate. If I lived closer it would be my treat.
Have a very happy day!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Congratulations! I's beautiful.

Caro said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love it!! it is so different and original looking.

Alannah said...

wow!!! I love it sooo much!!! it is sooo beautiful!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you did it!! you did it!! It is stunning!! and are you the one who woke me up with all that squealing this morning?

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The 268 add the magnificent finishing touch--so worth the extra effort, Nedra. Just beautiful & Big too !~!

Nanette Merrill said...

I had to take a moment to soak in the wonderfulness of this quilt. Truly a work of art and a one only in a quilter's finished projects. Wow.

Lori Holt said...

It is just too beautiful for words!
What an accomplishment Nedra.
Just fabulous.
It's huge!...and gorgeous!!!
Love it:)

life in red shoes said...

OH MY GOODNESS! You should be breaking your arm patting yourself on the back.....job well done:)

MB in MI said...

WOW! One of the coolest quilts i've ever seen! Beautiful!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nedra, I love this one, it's beautiful. Just thinking of all the sewing and hours you put in.

fiberchick said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Jill Finley said...

Wow! That is one fabulous quilt. Just stunning!