Posts Written On February 23, 2011

Krohn Family Crossword Quilt

The Krohn Family Quilt for my niece, Jennifer, is finally done — my March project for Allie’s “Christmas Through the Year” club. I will probably take a break after this and focus on wedding stuff. It’s a good feeling, though, to know I have 3 gifts in the Christmas bank.

Originally, I had planned to do crosshatch quilting in the plain blocks, but after trying it out on one block, I didn’t think it looked that great. Repeating the circle design was my next choice, and I’m pleased with the way this turned out. Because I wanted to keep it simple and not detract from the crossword pattern, I decided to do all the quilting with 2 strands of embroidery floss in colors that match the blocks. Colored floss was also used in the letter blocks which were outline quilted around the letters and circles.

Krohn Family Crossword Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2011
machine stitched, hand appliqued and quilted
53″ x 59″