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Crosshatch Quilt Pattern

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Next in line for the Spring pattern line up, is Crosshatch. It is a quilt pattern in three sizes! The design for this quilt evolved quite a bit over a very short period of time. I sketched some layered lines and the more I changed things up, the more I liked them. Then I set them on point (for all you non-quilters out there, that means on a 45 degree angle!) and liked what I had.

This quilt is so incredibly fast to cut and piece. Much of it is sewn with strip piecing, which speeds things up even more. It makes a great option for a class in a quilt shop. In fact, on of my testers (Jaime) is teaching a Crosshatch class at the Bernina store here in Kansas City this summer!

My testers all went such different routes, and I really like seeing the differences in the look of the quilt! My mom tested the large size for me and picked a softer color palette, using a great Michael Miller Mini Mike’s print, some Lotta Jansdotter  Echo and a couple shades of shot cotton.

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Jaime, who wins the “most frequent pattern tester award”, made this shot cotton beauty!

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That deep navy is so wonderful. Just look at the awesome Kaffe print she picked for the back!

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My guild friend, Paula, tested the baby size and made an adorable version in black, white and an orange. But. I was a total failure and in loading my car for the photo shoot I somehow left her quilt in my sewing room. I’ll have to get some good shots of it so you can see it, because it is really a unique color combination and I want to share it!

Angela Walters did the quilting on these. Want to see some close ups? Sure thing!modern quilt pattern, modern quilt, empty bobbin, sewing pattern, crosshatch quilt, Angela Walters, longarm quilting, free motion quilting

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And the pieced backing option for this quilt is one I really like. Playing off a portion of the front, just in a much larger scale. And it is really so fast to do and I think it adds a fun feature to the back of the quilt. Instructions for all three sizes of pieces backings are included in the pattern. (Just like all of my patterns!)

I know Angela would say that the back is her favorite because you can see the quilting!

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I love the layering effect of the fabrics in this quilt and hope to see so many great examples as this design gets into the hands of quilters. My cover quilt uses all Kona solids. The exact colors used are listed inside the pattern, but I will list them here as well. In order from the materials list on the back: Jade Green, Candy Green, Chartreuse, Kiwi, Sour Apple, and Clover. Backing in Candy Green and binding in Clover. All photography in this post is by Sarah Sorell of Sorell Images.

If you are ready to jump in and start cutting, you can find the pattern at many of the stores listed on my Patterns page, under “Where to Buy.” If you are looking for an online source, Pink Chalk Fabrics carries my whole line. If you are a store interested in carrying this pattern, you can contact me at shea@emptybobbinsewing.com or one of my distributors (Brewer, Checker, United Notions, Petersen-Arne and E.E. Schenck)

Your turn! Is there a color scheme you’d like to see used to make this quilt? I’m going to need to make a small sample for some trunk shows and I think it would be fun to hear what you’d like to see! So? What color family would you pick?

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9 Responses to Crosshatch Quilt Pattern

  1. Ariane April 19, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Shea, I really am liking you Mom’s pick! I am also loving the quilting Angela did on that one too!

  2. Holly April 19, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I love your patterns and it’s exciting to see the new ones coming out! Since most of your samples have cool colours, I’d pick something warm. For some reason, hot pink is coming to mind! (maybe I’m just hoping for summer since it’s been a rainy spring here in Vancouver!).

  3. Mary Anne April 19, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Oh my…I’m really liking this one! Love the variety of colors and fabrics everyone chose!

  4. Sally Nicol April 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    What a beautiful pattern. I would love to see it in lilac, duck egg blue and ash grey

  5. Pearlie's Girl April 22, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    I’m thinking of turquoise, orange, and yellow, all very bright.

  6. Carrie April 29, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    When you release these at Market, it’s gonna be like a run on women’s hosiery during the depression. People might be fighting in the aisles to place the orders! LOVE this so much.

  7. Paula May 2, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    Purple of course!! I’ve got some fabrics picked out for another. This was so much fun to make. I will make this one a larger size for me!

  8. Gretchen June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    This is just eye candy!!! I’ve been looking for a pattern to make a twin bed quilt for my 4yr old son…..that will transition well into his early teen years. This fits the bill!!! Now…….I am not skilled at doing anything but following patterns. Never tried to adapt one on my own. Would this be difficult to improv into a twin bed length (roughly 85-86″) ?

    Thank you! :)

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