One day I made a quilt with random quilt blocks. The fabric was romantic and I kept saying “what a sweet cross”. As I moved to a second quilt I was motivated to see how many different ways I could represent the simple cross shape. In this class I will demonstrate sizing the blocks, multiple crosses in one block and using different fabrics and embellishments. This is a very simple concept that makes for some very enjoyable, creative sewing time. This is a three hour class.
Supply List: You will need basic cutting and sewing supplies. If you have a machine that has decorative stitches this is an opportunity to use them.
Unless you want to make extra large blocks for an improv Sweet cross, fat quarters work great for this project as do large scraps. Fabrics should be pleasant together but do not have to “match” and an occasional contrast is nice too. The crosses can also be cut from specialty fabrics – embroidered fabric, painted fabric,linen or silk are all possibilities.
If you want to embellish your crosses bring pieces of flat lace, lace fabric or trim. Beads or buttons are good options. Also using different threads with decorative machine stitching is another possibility.