Another group effort…

I wanted to share another one of Portland Modern Quilt Guild’s charity quilts… the blocks for this quilt were made in October 2014 and we now have a beautiful finished quilt….

pink cross quilt

I love the wonky cross block for group sewing because it is so easy to make… with lots of wiggly room and creative options for any miss-sizing issues.

pink cross quilt detail 2

I love the pink and brown colour combination… the brown tones down the pink so the finished quilt does not feel to bubblegum or over girlie…

pink cross quilt detail 3

When we were putting the quilt top together we also used some solid squares of fabric to give the eye somewhere to rest…

pink cross quilt detail 4

…which also gave our fabulous quilter, Coleen Bernhardt from the Quilted Thistle, room to play.

quilting detail

And Coleen really had fun and the back of the quilt shows just how much variety she put into the blocks…

quilting detail 4

For the back of the quilt I pieced together a collection of brown and pink scraps…

quilt back

Add some binding and you have another wonderful quilt ready to give some comfort.

17 thoughts on “Another group effort…

  1. This quilt is spectacular. I really love the whimsy of the crosses, the pink and brown combination and the quilting. You get lots of gold stars for this one. Hope it makes you feel good inside and out.

  2. Love these wonky crosses and the colours. I did a quilt using shades of pink with brown and cream last year and have always doubted the colour combo but seeing this makes me feel that it may have been ok:)

  3. I have been catching up on your last few posts. What an amazing collection you all have made. Charity quilts can often end up as the dumping ground for hideous colour combination and clashing fabrics (most fabrics can work in the right place or if cut small enough), but all of your group’s are beautiful.
    I applaud this. I always try to donate only what I would be proud to keep for myself (even the projects I donated when I had fallen out of love with them due to a lack of sewjo – I never thought them hideous).

  4. I would like the how-to for this fabulous Wonky Cross pink and brown quilt from March 31, 2016. Are there 2 different methods used? Are some crosses and background fabric sewn onto a foundation square? Are other crosses appliqued onto the background fabric square itself? Also I can’t tell the size of the blocks. Any information would be appreciated.

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