Friday, December 5, 2014

Arkansas Crossroads quilt block

I love those quilts that make you work to figure it out. And again I was way off - although there is more than one way to skin this cat, as you'll see at the bottom of this post. This is the Arkansas Crossroads quilt that 24 Blocks shared on their facebook page (from Charlotte T.)

Arkansas Crossroads quilt

I had three different ideas for how this might be done but none of them were as simple as how you actually do it.

The basic block (from saravictorious.com ) :

Arkansas Crossroads quilt block

Four of them together (from craftsy.com ) :

Arkansas Crossroads quilt blocks

And some basic how-to's with pictures on quilterscache.com (more illustrations on their site):


A look at another Arkansas Crossroads quilt. This one is on Quilts from the Bluffs and she offers an excellent free pattern on her page. Her way is how I thought this quilt would go together. Probably the way I'll do it.

Arkansas Crossroads quilt on QFTB

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love the kaleidoscope of color!

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the kaleidoscope of color!

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  3. Can someone help me with the Quilts from the Bluffs free pattern...I'm confused on Step #5?

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    1. Hi Mary, I saw where the Bluffs lady tried to answer your question on her blog, but just in case... I think she is talking about the plain white squares (4.5 inches) going at the four corners of the quilt. Just the plain squares in whatever your background color is (white, in these blog posts).

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    2. Thanks, Cheryl! I think understand now...i’m Thinking she was talking about the border rows and sides? My brain was wrapped around block construction and wasn’t ready for adding rows yet! Thanks for pointing me there!

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