On my Design Floor are the last five Cross Reference blocks for the sofa quilt for son Nick. This quilt pattern is labeled as "Beginner" by the magazine (APQ April 2017), but the simple shapes belie the complexity of sewing 31 pieces into a 9" finished block, combined with an on-point setting requiring setting triangles, plus three borders. I would label this intermediate in difficulty.
I sure love the way these blocks look. This was the only sewing I did all week, between three evenings out and babysitting the grandsons one afternoon. I got thinking back to the first quilt I made Nick, finished in July 2009, and went rummaging through the photo files.
Poor light and a bit blurry in the photo, but this 88x96" quilt turned out pretty well, I thought. It was a pattern called The Big Easy, from an APQ publication, Quilts and More, Winter 2006. I doubled the number of square-in-square blocks for my version and made it larger--Nick's criteria being that his hands wouldn't pass the edge of the quilt if he spreadeagled them, and he is about 6'4", so you can imagine his wingspread!
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