I always like quilts that have an interesting pattern, but upon closer observation also reveals another secondary pattern. In my Double Crossed quilt pattern, each block has a cross, but when you put the blocks together, it creates a second cross – hence the name.
The pattern lends itself to all sorts of fabric choices. I have focussed on different ethnic themes for the two versions I have made (so far). I have one using Japanese indigo, and a smaller version using African fabrics. When selecting your fabrics, ensure that one of the cross fabrics also complements the rectangles.
Finished quilt size: Available in two sizes – 48 inch square and 64 inch square
Skill Level: New, beginner, rotary cutting, basic sewing skills
Materials (provided by you):
|48″ square quilt||64″ square quilt|
|12—18||18—20||Fat quarters for feature rectangles (the more variety, the better – you will not need the entire fat quarter but you might find it tight to use a fat eighth)|
|¼ yd. (25cm)||½ yd. (50cm)||Solid for small crosses|
|1 yd. (1m)||2 yds. (2m)||Solid for fat crosses|
|½ yd. (50cm)||½ yd. (50cm)||Binding|
|3 yds. (3m)||4 yds. (4m)||Backing fabric|
|52 inch sq. (132cm)||70 inch sq (178cm)||Batting|
All fabric measurements are based on pre-washed 42 inch wide cotton fabric.
All patterns are tested to ensure accuracy.