I am plowing my way through my “must do before we leave” list… and this week it meant finishing up last month’s Do Good Stitches quilt top. I was Queen Bee and set a simple, but fabulous cross block.
I used the dimension from Wooden Spoon’s flickr photo https://www.flickr.com/photos/wooden_spoon/8584301543/ and choose a navy blue cross on a scrappy low volume background. The finished quilt top is scrap-tastic.
I love how the background has an amazing array of colours just subtly hanging out. Because the cross is so dark it was easy to get great contrast with a variety of different colours and fabrics.
We also managed to sneak in some great novelty prints too…just for fun.
I trimmed all the blocks to 11 1/2 inches unfinished, and possibly got a little carried away in making my samples. I made 12 blocks so easily, so that when they were added to my fellow Hope Circle members blocks we had enough blocks to 5 across and 6 down…instead of the usual 4 across by 5 down.
The top is in need of a some extra starch and a good press but it will all have to wait till next month to be completed! December is going to be crazy, I can tell.
19 thoughts on “Another Good finish…”
this turned out great! can’t go wrong with navy…ever!!! 🙂
I absolutely agree…navy is the perfect neutral. Not as dark and stark as black but still perfect for strong contrast.
Never ever ever go wrong with navy…lol.
Beautiful! I love cross blocks!
This is fantastic! I love it so much. The color, the fabrics, the design. It is all so perfect. Great job and thanks so much for sharing.
It looks great! You made a fabulous choice for a bee block.
Simple, but so effective. I feel a quilt with navy crosses coming on – but my background may be just a tad brighter!
Love the idea of brighter fabrics in the background.
I love this one!!!need to get my dark blues together!!
The contrast of the blues with the LV is very effective! Great job!
I love it. Looks like a good way to use up some scraps.
Thank you for linking to my photo! I love seeing new plus quilts! Yours is beautiful!
Yum! Love all the variety of low volumes. Nice finish!
As a fellow Aussie, you will know the old cornflakes ad: ‘The simple things in life are often the best’. It applies to quilts and breakfast cereals!
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