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One Monthly Goal – April Finished

Happy Monday!

I finally finished my wonky Red Cross quilt!

I’m so appreciative that Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts the challenge One Monthly Goal. The challenge definitely motivates me to finish a project as well as seeing what other creative souls are doing! Win-Win all around!

I started piecing this project sometime in 2014. I had left over 10 inch squares from the layer cake Shades of Black by Me and My Sister. I was drawn to this collection for the cool black and white prints. I decided to use scrappy red fabrics to create the plus/cross sign. During the planning process for this project my vision was using the quilt as a wall hanging in my guest bedroom that we’ve decorated in black/white and red.

To create the wonky cross I used the slash method Amy Gibson taught in the Craftsy 2012 Block of Month course. I made one cut on each 10 inch square at least two inches from the edge either horizontally or vertically, inserted a 2.5 inch strip, then made a second cut in the opposite direction to insert the second strip. Very little waste with this method.

My quilt measures 43 x 55. I’m happy the wonky red cross quilt is finally finished and hopefully will find a home for it soon!

I plan to work on my patriotic UFO’s this week — what are you planning to work on?

Happy Sewing & Quilting

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5 thoughts on “One Monthly Goal – April Finished

  1. This looks lovely! Congratulations on your finish!

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  2. Patty on said:

    Your quilt is wonderful and I’m glad you are enjoying OMG. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  3. This red and black combination is one of my favorites. I’m getting started on Patriotic quilts as well!

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