Crossroads – a Quilt Along for the March of Dimes

Each year the Fat Quarter Shop organizes a quilt along to benefit a worthy charity. This year they have introduced Crossroads to benefit the March of Dimes.  This was designed with the generous help of Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. and showcases her new Moda Fabrics collection called Strawberry Fields Revisited. A complete kit is available for purchase from the Fat Quarter Shop. I did not purchase the kit because I plan to make a smaller version of the Crossroads quilt.  Instead I purchased a layer cake and some fat quarters.  I plan to do 2 of each main block and probably 10 of the Chain blocks.  My fabric choices may not exactly match the pattern suggestions.

Block 1 is the House block.  I did the green one first and had some difficulty with it.  I’ll probably do it over again.  The yellow version was much better.
















Block 2 is the Diamond block.  I think they turned out nice.















The blocks are 8 inches unfinished. Mine are a tad undersized, especially the green House block. A new block is introduced on the 15th of each month (beginning last February). When you download the pattern for that block you are asked to donate $5 or so to the March of Dimes using the link on the Crossroads page of the Fat Quarter Shop website. This way they can monitor the amount donated through the project.

These blocks are on the intermediate level but with patience can be completed successfully. Experienced quilters may not even need the patterns as all the blocks are already pictured on the Crossroads webpage. Of course, donations would still be appropriate if you are able to work ahead.

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