Stars and Crosses Band Quilt

Stars and Crosses Band Quilt – A Baby Quilt

Ever since I saw the St Neot Band Quilt I thought it’s the most beautiful idea for a baby quilt.   So the Stars and Crosses Band Quilt was born.  The inspiration for this quilt is derived from the idea of a band quilt and the collection of the fabric scraps  I already had.  This is much more simplistic but the variation and scrappiness of the fabric bring it to life.

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Stars and Crosses Band Quilt by Susan Stuklis

A four patch variation and half square triangle blocks contribute to making the blocks. Then the strips or bands in between serve to anchor the quilt together.  I pieced this quilt entirely on a C1902 Singer 15 Treadle.  Then I free motion quilted it on a C1948 Singer 201K.

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Stars and Crosses Band Quilt. A baby quilt by Susan Stuklis.

Once the quilt top was finished I free motion quilted the top with dalhalias.  I bound the quilt in the matching pink to the bands to unify the elements of the quilt.

Link to the free pattern.

Stars and Crosses Band Quilt Pattern

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Free Motion Quilting of Stars and Crosses Band Quilt .

 

© 2014 Susan Stuklis

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