Cotton & Steel is my new obsession…

I have a confession to make… I am obsessed with Cotton and Steel fabrics.  I have been hoarding (and using) them a lot lately.  Today I am sharing one of the many C&S quilts I have made lately…

cotton steel cross quilt

This quilt used tons and tons of different Cotton & Steel Prints – actually there is a print from every fabric line they have released… all cut into 3 1/2 inch squares.  I must admit I cheated a bit and used my Accuquilt cutter to cut all the fabric which made things much quicker.

cotton steel cross quilt 2

Because so many of the C&S fabric lines have the same or similar color stories it makes it easy to mix and match all the fabric…

cs quilt detail 2

And oh the fussy cut potential.  I had so much fun. All the blocks have a navy blue center and there is a plethora of low volume goodness as well…

cs cross detail

I quilted this quilt myself on my Bernina and using my walking foot.  I just followed my seam lines… simple but serviceable for this simple patchwork quilt.

cs cross quilt detail

Again I raided my stash for a backing fabric and found some fun IKEA fabric to play with…

quilt back

…and no matter how much I try I can not get Mr Wombat to put his pinkies down.  No amount of pleading or bribery is working…

Quilt details:

Fabric:  Cotton & Steel various lines
Block:  Simple nine patch cross
Quilt Size:  54 x 54 inches

A quick and simple finish for Friday

Yesterday I dropped off some quilts to Project Linus, including my finish for the week, a simple patchwork quilt…

simple blue aqua baby quiltA few weeks ago our local chapter put a call out for baby quilts the same day I bought a half yard of the most darling print from Michael Miller’s “Wee Wanders” range.

wee wanders fabric detailUsing this print as inspiration, I pulled some supporting fabrics in blue, green and aqua, cut some 5 inch squares and went to work.

quilt detailI of course thru in some of my trusty favorites – can you spot the Mirrorball and the Pearl Bracelets?

simple patchework quilt detailI went with simple straight line quilting in a diagonal grid.  Nothing fancy but I like the detail it brings to the simple squares.

simple patchwork backingThe backing is a single piece of fabric from my stash… that is one of the joys of a baby quilt, you can usually just pull a yard or so from your stash and you are good – no extra piecing needed.   The final touch was simple electric blue binding.

10247207_245513375647089_7336096685303101146_nThe quilt was delivered yesterday to Project Linus for processing.  It will then be sent out into the world to do some good.