Friday, March 21, 2014

Loyal Union Sampler Block C-5 Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch is pieced per the directions on page 31 or template patterns on pages 109 & 110 OR Paper Pieced using the Supplemental Packet offered at Patched Works.

C-5 Cross Stitch

C-5 Leslie (1) Leslie – Midwinter Reds by MODA

Leslie says: When placing the triangular background pieces, make sure they are facing in the correct direction.




C-5 Stephanie Stephanie – Downton Abbey

Stephanie says: This one’s pretty straight forward and easy to piece. I used paper piecing in order to make sure all the little pieces lined up.

Choose colors that would contrast well in this one. I chose colors that I thought would give variety to my sampler, I needed more blues. However, if I ever made this block again, I’d use two different colors, not two different blue patterns. This would be a great block to use for other quilts with color palettes like blue, gold and cream!

C-5 Lisa Lisa – Lario by MODA

Lisa says: I made this block twice… I like to print my foundations on a softer foundation paper and when I printed this block the first time I wasn’t paying close enough attention to the print preferences and it printed out a quarter inch too big. Because this block is diagonally laid out I didn’t see this until it was all together. It gave me the opportunity to make it again, and this time I measured the foundation firs, and I also chose a less busy background which made the “crosses” stand out better.

C-5 Lisa K

Additional block by Lisa K.








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