Criss Cross Quilt




Hi, its Karen from Lisnaweary Quilts, I'm back with a recipe for a cute cot quilt!I've used two charm packs of Just Wing it! and some Bella Solid fabric to whip up this colourful "Criss Cross Quilt."





2 Just Wing it! Charm Packs

1yd White Bella Solid

1/2yd fabric for border 32446-14

1yd fabric for binding and backing 32442-21

2 yds fabric for backing 32440-27







1. From a charm pack, pick out 20 squares.

2.Pick out another 40 squares and cut in half to make 80 2 1/2" x 5" pieces.




3.Place 4 2 1/2" x 5" pieces around each of the 20 squares. (I could say to do this randomly, but I did spend some time arranging the fabrics and colours!)




4. Sew a 2 1/2" x 5" piece to two opposite sides of a square.



It should look like this:




Leave remaining 40 2 1/2" x 5" pieces to one side.



5. Take 18 squares from charm pack and trim 1/2" off two sides to give a square 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".



6. Cut into 1 1/2"x 4 1/2" strips.



Then cut 6 1 1/2" x WOF strips from background fabric.






7. Sew the 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips to the strips of background fabric.


8. Cut the strips into 1 1/2" pieces and press open, press seam towards darker fabric.




9. Sew two pieces together to give a square with four small squares and a checked effect. Make 80.




10. Sew a square to each side of remaining 40 2 1/2"x 5" pieces from step 4.





11.Sew these to original pieced rectangles. Make sure to match seams.





12. The squares should measure 9" x 9".




13. From background fabric cut 49 1 1/2" x 9" strips.



14. Sew 9" squares together in rows of four, using background fabric as sashing.



15. From remaining squares in charm pack, cut 30 1 1/2" squares.






16. Sew 1 1/2" square to end of 1 1/2" x 9" strip, add another square. Continue until there are four background strips and six coloured squares in the row.Make six strips.



17. Join strips of pieced squares together using this sashing. Make sure to match seams.






Should look like this:





18. Cut 5 2 1/2"xWOF for border. Sew on border. Press.



Layer backing, wadding and quilt top.



Quilt as desired then sew on binding.



Don't forget the quilt label!




A super bright and cosy cot quilt!



Finished size approx. 43" x 52"





Sorry Roxy, its not for you!






Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!



If you make this quilt, please upload a photo of it to my flickr group, I'd love to see your quilt.



Check out my blog for more photos and chat about sewing!

Karen Maxwell
{Lisnaweary Quilts}



31 comments:

Quiltjane said...

Such a delightful quilt. The colours are gorgeous. Thank for sharing.

Dawn said...

This is the most gorgeous quilt and I will have to make one...I love it...well done!

Maria said...

Oh my! This quilt is drop dead gorgeous! Love everything about it! <3

Thank you so very much for sharing it with us!

BettyH said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I don't quite understand how you sewed the 1&1/2x4&1/2 pieces to the background 1&1/2x WOF strips. I must be missing something. Thanks. Betty.

Debora said...

Me encantan si consiguiera esas telas aca,,,feicidades...

Auntie Pami said...

Fantastic! I need a new project like another (well, you know). But this one is getting cut out tonight!

JenACKnitwear said...

That is really beautiful! I've just got some charm packs that I'd like to use...

Jodi said...

Thanks, Karen, it's gorgeous!

Kendra (missknitta) said...

Thank you for the great tutorial and the lovely design, Karen! I'm definitely bookmarking this one :)

Carla said...

What a pretty quilt! Is there a packet of solid charms used to make the 4 patches or did you sort out solids from the two packets listed? They really set off the prints! Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Fun quilt! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. :)

pcflamingo said...

Love it! This one goes on my bucket list - or maybe I have time to sneak it in this weekend...

susiloci said...

Es un colcha preciosa. Una maravilla.

NĂºria said...

It's gorgeous! Love it!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

In reply to BettyH's comment, I chain sewed the 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces to the background 1 1/2" x WOF, then cut into 1 1/2" pieces. Hope this answers your query.

Quilting In The Rain said...

Beautiful! love the colors!

Beth said...

I so love this quilt! I really have to make it. Thanks you for such an awesome pattern.

Sherry said...

What a fun quilt using charm squares. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

BettyH said...

Thanks so much for replying to my query. That's such a simple way to sew strips together.

Vivian said...

This is a real cutie! I like the fabrics you chose but also could see this in any number of different fabric styles. Really like that in a pattern.

Great recipe!

SarahB said...

This is such a great quilt! I do love charm packs too! I will keep this pattern in mind! :)

barbrann said...

This is such a sweet quilt. I'd love to make it now, but have a few to finish (well you know)...... It will definitely be on my list to do. Thanks for such a great recipe.

Barbara C said...

Great quilt! So bright and cheery.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I'm a little confused over what you did for the backing though, since the fabric instructions mentioned 1 yard of the Water print for both binding and backing, and then 2 yards of the other print also for the backing. Was it pieced? Do you have any photos? Was it 3 yards total for the backing, or was it less, on account of the binding?

Thanks so much!

almondpanda@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Whoops, I do see now that it was pieced - somehow I scrolled over that photo.

So, how much yardage would you say the backing took, total?

Thank you so much! It's really lovely, truly :)

almondpanda@gmail.com

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Sarah, a total of 2 1/2yds of fabric for backing the criss cross quilt would leave enough to piece it in the middle. I split my fabric lengthwise and inserted a panel to give extra width. Hope this answers your query.

sarahashley said...

I would love to know if you can make this from a jelly roll and charm pack. I have some on hand that would make a lovely quilt with this pattern. Sadly I don't have 2 charm packs that are identical. Thanks!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Sarah, yes you could make it from a charm pack and a jelly roll, but you may have quite a bit of the jelly roll left over! In step two, instead of cutting 80 2 1/2"x 5" pieces from a charm pack, cut them from your jelly roll. The rest of the pattern can be followed the same. Hope this helps!

Buy Viagra said...

great colors and wonderful designs, I love the mixed you have made here, no works, just thank you

rubydee said...

This was so fun and the top turned out to be my favorite yet and perfect! However I had problems covering the back with the requirements listed. I ordered the exact amounts (I'm a beginner so I did not foresee any problems) but I could not work the fabric to cover like on the tutorial. I even added from my leftovers (which was very minimal) and I still am going to sacrifice some of my cute border on the top:(:(:( I keep ripping my quilting and repinning but it is just too tight. I don't live near a quilt shop or fabric store so I order online. Anyone else having this problem?

Melany Flemmings said...

Got the point exactly, great work. I will bookmark your website and will be without doubt coming back. Thanks a lot for this lovely tutorial.

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