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An Heirloom Quilt

A pair of sisters approached me a few months ago and asked if I could take a box of fabric scraps that their mother and grandmother had started curating and make a quilt out of the scraps. The box contained about 20 squares that had already been cut, a few that had already been stitched together and a whole slew of other fabrics.

We went back and forth on different quilt designs, but finally settled on the Crossroads Quilt by Treehouse Textiles. It ended up being the most perfect pattern I could have found for this project.

I started by sorting all the fabrics by color. The quilt ended up being made primarily from all the scraps in the box. I did have to add a few squares of dark purple, but other than that, the top was constructed from the box.

This quilt comes together really quickly and lends itself to strip piecing really well.

I used a Moda grunge for the back and binding (I’m a sucker for Moda grunge) and I can’t tell you how pleased I am with how it turned out.

The sisters reported that their mother was overjoyed with her gift and I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work on it.

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