Friday, September 8, 2017

Cross Reference FeeNee

Cross Reference is finally crossed off the to-do list.  I stitched up the binding corners and some missed spots from machine binding, added a label, gave it a bath, and called our son to come pick it up.  

Being rather tall, Nick didn't need help to hold it off the ground.  The quilt is about twin size, 60x80ish, smaller than the pattern as written in the April 2017 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, designer Susan Ache. I just found the pattern as a stand alone PDF purchase on APQshop.com.  My version is made from Kona Snow for the background, Kona Prussian Blue for the small cross blocks, and a variety of blue and rust prints from stash. 

I think he likes it!  Especially since he's been not-so-subtly bugging me for the past month to get it done. 
This was actually a pretty fast finish for me, only 2.5 months from cutting to label.  It looks good wrapped around him and will be a bright addition to his apartment living room. Oh, and for his girlfriend to use when she gets cold, as he repeatedly mentioned while waiting for the finish! 

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

That is a really fast finish in my book. Big quilts around here take at least a year or two--if not more. :)
It looks wonderful, Annie, and by your son's grin, I'd say he is very happy with it.

Janet said...

Great finish 👍👏😊

Shasta Matova said...

It is beautiful. And fast! My quilts need at least a year or two to finish!

Shasta Matova said...

That's funny - I just read Janet's post. Great minds think, or act, alike, I guess.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like you've got one satisfied "customer"!!

Louise said...

Ah, my favorite kind of quilty blog post: one that shows a happy giftee! Your quilt looks wonderful in the hands of your son :)

Sherrill said...

So awesome that he actually appreciates your quilts. Neither of mine could get a flip about my quilts. Will need to give them away before I die so they don't sell them for 5 bucks at a garage store. :-(

Kate said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish. It's always nice when your family appreciates your quilts.

Barb said...

His face says it all.... wonderful quilt!

loulee said...

Looking at that grin, I'd say he likes it too.
My own son commented, while he was waiting for me to finish his quilt, that quilts made by Mum are warmer that anything from a shop! :-)

grammajudyb said...

I love seeing the happy face. I am always looking for masculine looking quilts. This one fits the bill. My son is getting one for his 50th birthday...that means I have 1 whole year! I chose the Arithmetic Pattern by Jeni Baker using Tag fabrics by Cheryl Arkinson. I am anxious to get started. But first a baby boy quilt for a new grand nephew due in early January. See what I mean about "boy" quilts!