Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DMQG Wonky Cross Quilt

The Charitable Projects Committee of the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild asked each member to create an 8-inch wonky cross block out of fabric of their choice for our first project.  We collected them a few months ago and I said I would finish it off.  I joined all the blocks at a Saturday Sew, then set it aside.  The holidays and life got in the way, but I finally got to it this past weekend.  This month's challenge was to recycle something into a quilt or block, so I used a donated home dec fabric panel for the back.  It is polished cotton chintz and looks like it was a drapery panel at one time.  I took out the top and bottom hems and the stiffening that was sewn into each side hem.  It was the perfect width for the top.  I quilted it with a panto on my longarm, the first time I've done a panto.

I bound it with donation fabric also.  (I'm the keeper of all the donated fabric, so I have easy access.)  It was stiff with the polished cotton on the back so I threw it in the washer and dryer to see how it would turn out.  It's now nice and soft and wrinkly.  It should make someone happy!