February 21 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 21 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 61 Comments

Crossroads Quilt
By Michele, Knitting is Kneat-o

Michele designed this quilt from a Fons & Porter pattern, using fabric from the Lightning Bugs & Other Mysteries collection. Michele writes, “It was the second quilt I had ever made, so there was no inspiration other than not cutting my fingers off with that rotary cutter!” Find more views in the Crossroads Quilt photo set.

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61 Responses to February 21 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Elizabeth says:

    What a beautiful quilt!

  2. It looks wonderful!

  3. Shelly says:

    OK…this is a favorite. It reminds me of home…

  4. LOVE the whole concept of Quilting Month. As a long time quilter I truly love to see the work being done by a “new generation” of quilters. You guys are awesome! I’d love it if you wanted to check out my blog where I talk about all things needlework… Mary

  5. Glaucia says:

    Heather Ross fabrics are so cute, love the way she used them.

  6. upstatelisa says:

    wonderfulr colors!!!!

  7. Katrin says:

    love the pattern and the colors. very good job for a second quilt!

  8. kristin says:

    OH so beautiful!!! 🙂 I’m hoping to have a new quilt kit up for March on the blog & in the shop that will be mostly greens and neutrals but I’m really inspired by this color combo… hmmmm!

  9. Michelle says:

    wow i wish my second quilt looked like that!

  10. Jess says:

    I love that fabric! It compliments the pattern so nicely!

  11. Judy Kay says:

    Very nice quilt an easy patteren.

  12. Kate says:

    This design is a great way to show off such a great collection of fabric.

  13. Jill says:

    It’s lovely!! I love the pattern you chose!

  14. Carrie says:

    I love the fabrics and the diamond design! It has a great vintage feel that really appeals to me.

  15. Libby says:

    A very lovely quilt. She really nailed the colors.

  16. alicia says:

    What a fun quilt. Cute colors.

  17. I love this fabric, it reminds me so much of my great grandmother and her quilts. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Kat says:

    Wow that amazes me the simplicity of the blocks to create such an intricate overall look.

  19. Carol says:

    mmmm I love this fabric line – I have a bit in my stash as well. I am really impressed by Michele’s first quilt – completely hand done!

  20. renee says:

    i love the colors. I have such a fear of mixing colors on quilts and when i’m cutting i feel like it clashes and then i see a quilt like this and it’s perfect. Must. Get. More. Practice. and bravery. Such a nice color combination here.

  21. Cassie Ogle says:

    I love this quilt! I’m going to have to get some of that fabric 😀

  22. Barbara says:

    I like the idea of using smaller pieces to make a larger design over-top of the simple squares. The fabrics remind me of a quilt I had as a child, made by my grandma. Mine was more girly colours, though!

  23. Becca says:

    I love those cute fabrics and fun colors!

  24. Cara says:

    It is so sweet, and I can just see a little one feeling so snuggled in it. I agree with the other commenters that it has a lovely vintage look.

  25. Kathryn says:

    love the colours. especially the orange and mustardy yellow with the blue.

  26. Sarah says:

    Absolutely love that fabric – used some of it in my nephew’s baby quilt!

  27. I really love that fabric, it was used perfectly.

  28. Sandy says:

    i love all those fabrics together!

  29. Sara says:

    I would have never guessed that these colors would look so great together!

  30. Rose L says:

    I love the variety of blocks and the color combinations!

  31. Lil' d says:

    Lovely colours.

  32. Regina says:

    Nice pattern for those fabrics -looks so snuggly!

  33. LadySnow says:

    I really like the fabric and pattern choices.

  34. Annmarie says:

    I love Michele’s inspiration! The quilt is georgous-I am continually amazed at how many different designs can come from small squares of fabric! 🙂

  35. Thank you for showing this quilt. It is inspirational.

  36. Nice! – Fun fabric for a little one,

  37. Kristin L says:

    Nice choice of fabrics.

  38. Sam VanDerPuy says:

    I love this quilt! This has been one of my favrotie fabric lines for a while now, Heather Ross is SO creative. The cross roads pattern is really cute, and i think some baby will be very happy with their new blanket!

  39. Carrie says:

    That fabric is so cute.

  40. Amanda says:

    I absolutely adore this quilt! I have wanted that dog fabric for some time now, so that I can make a bag to carry my dog’s water bowls, toys, and such around with me this summer. The colors of this quilt are so warm and go with each other so well! Michelle, you have a very good eye for beautiful things! 🙂

  41. Kate says:

    Another beautiful quilt! Oh, how I long for a brand new, beautful quilt myself! I love the “vintage look” of this quilt, like many other people have pointed out!

  42. jackie says:

    fabulous! i think it would make a perfect quilt for a boy!

  43. alison says:

    That quilt is beautiful! So nice to see a quilt for a baby that can be used beyond the baby years. I’m sure it will be a favorite “blankie”.

  44. Amy W says:

    I love the fabric combination!

  45. Julia D says:

    So great! I love this fabric line, too.

  46. Ellen says:

    Another inspiring quilt! I like the diagonal quilting around the center.

  47. Andrea Elizabeth Johnson says:

    what fun colors, and a very fun, cheerful quilt!


  48. Kati says:

    Brilliant! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

  49. Jen says:

    Very fun quilt!

  50. Avlor says:

    It’s so cute and “homey”. Makes you want to cuddle in it.

  51. Amy says:

    This is a Fav in my flickr album! (Just love the Heather Ross Fabric!)

  52. kerri says:

    Wonderful job! And I know from experience, the Lightning Bugs collection is the softest ever. I love your quilt.

  53. Katie says:

    I like that fabric collection and the quilt turned out beautiful. I don’t think I would have used such a bold colour for the quilting though.

  54. Amy says:

    It looks beautiful even with curling corners…better than I would have done!

  55. Amy says:

    I’m in love with the colors of this — and the Lightening Bugs and Other Mysteries fabric is just adorable!

  56. Amy says:

    Love the orange with the baby blue! I am so impressed—esp. with it being her second quilt *ever.* Very nice!

  57. mj says:

    this is a great use of this fabric

  58. Angela says:

    Very cute! I love her completed projects on her blog. Those blouses are adorable.

  59. kirsten says:

    that is so fun! gotta love the heather ross fabric!

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  61. Michele says:

    I like the vintage feel of the quilt…beautiful work!

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