Saturday, August 10, 2013

Doing things backwards

The quilt block I made yesterday was inspired by this quilt top made by Deb at A Simple Life Quilts.

In turn Deb was inspired by the book, Quilts from the Heart by Karin Renaud.

It was only after I made the block that I went back and found out that its name is Arkansas Crossing.

Deb made her blocks with 2 inch squares - I am making mine with 3 inch squares.

I decided to Google Arkansas Crossing and it is a traditional block.

 If I had approached the project from the original block which is a quarter of the one I made, I wonder if I would have been so inspired.

I had to see the end product to get me going and even then I constructed it in a totally different way to what I would have if I had known about this traditional block called Arkansas Crossings also known as Arkansas Cross Roads.

Thanks, Deb, for sharing on your blog.  I hope you have been an inspiration to others as well.


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is one of my favorite blocks because of the eye catching secondary pattern of X's when the blocks are assembled. I have 2 more UFOs that use it in 2.5" squares - great scrap buster!

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing. I agree with the larger format.

kiselbri said...

Que bonitooo...very nice !