CrossCut Fun

Back in August, several of the quilt blogs I follow were participating in a Cross Cut QAL. You can find the tutorial for the project from Debbie at A Quilter’s Table here.  It looked like so much fun, but I was working on some projects at the time that had a deadline, so I couldn’t participate. Those that did participate posted some incredibly fun, creative results! I was inspired, so I tucked the idea into the back of my mind for a day when I had time to play.

So, this week I am giving this a try. There is something incredibly fun and freeing about working from a basic set of instructions while adding your own twist.

For my fabrics, I am using part of a layer cake of Thicket by Gingiber for Moda. It was an impulse buy, I’ll admit. I’m drawn to black and white prints.

I also signed up for the Sew Sampler boxes from The Fat Quarter Shop. One of those boxes included a pack of Crayola colors by Riley Blake. They will pair perfectly with the Thicket layer cakes for this project.


Debbie’s tutorial is so easy to follow, so I sliced up a few of the black and white blocks, and cut two 1 inch strips from each of the colored fabrics.

A pile of fun color to play with!

I decided to mix it up a little and sewed one strip between two different triangle pieces.

But wait! More cutting to come!

Next I cut those blocks on the diagonal.


And sewed another colored strip between them.


Now they are sitting nicely on my makeshift design board. The next step is to stitch the blocks together. Is it done then? Nope. More cutting to come! Hopefully I’ll have a finished product to show you on Friday!


So stay tuned and see what I come up with later this week!

Linking up today with Quilt Fabrication and Sew Fresh Quilts.

5 thoughts on “CrossCut Fun”

  1. I also saw lots of photos from people participating in the QAL. It looked like a lot of fun but, like you, I have too much going on to start another project. Looking forward to seeing your progress in this. Great use for the black and white layer cake.

    1. Thanks, Bernie. Finished the top tonight, and I think I have a plan for the quilting. I’m going to a class Friday morning, so hopefully I can get my blog post done before I go!

  2. That definitely looks like fun! Love the fabrics you’ve chosen, and I’m eager to see where this goes. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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