Friday, January 24, 2014

Add It Up

To kick off my Use It or Lose It campaign to tame my stash of pre-cuts I started with one of my all time favorite collections, Rouenneries by French General.  It coordinates perfectly with my decor so I already have a quilt, table topper and a set napkins so this time I went for a wall hanging.

I used a mash up of these awesome tutorials by In Color Order and For the Love of George and then adapted them to use a jellyroll.  For each cross I cut 2, 2 1/2" squares and a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strip and arranged them according to the diagram.  Once it's all laid out it's easy enough to sew together the rows.

For the quilting I outlined each cross.  It was a little tedious with all the starts and stops and turning but I like the finished effect.  I used Aurifil grey spool/28 wt to give the quilting a little extra definition.

I pushed myself to get it quilted and get the binding on so I'd have some handwork for the Patriot's playoff game last Sunday.  It helps to keep my hands busy sewing rather than snacking;-)

I'm still playing with my scraps but anything not sewn together at the end of the month is up for grabs.  Come back next week for a giveway of all my French General leftovers!

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 26" x 26"
Fabrics: Rouenneries Deux by French General for Moda, stash
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread: Aruifil 2310 28wt (grey spool)


  1. Oh, it looks so beautiful in that last photo with the quilt and that bench! Perfection!!! (And am I the only one who has the Violent Femmes song in my head after reading your title?)

  2. I agree with Alexis, it looks great in your entrance.

  3. What a great little plus quilt! It looks beautiful hanging in your entryway with the rail fence quilt!

  4. Great project! I really like these color combinations. And a great project to stay busy during that terrible football game!

  5. WOW! you whipped that up pretty quickly. Looking great!
    Love your rail-fence quilt too!

  6. Beautiful!! Just was working on the same pattern and with browns and pinks. I love this pattern.

  7. Gorgeous reds to display in your home!!

  8. Beautiful work. And hand sewing the binding with a glass of white wine? Now, that's my kind of quilting :)

  9. These look great! I love the two together. I didn't realize how small the quilt was.

  10. I really like your plus quilt and it looks so awesome hanging above the bench. Great little area. I also like the rail fence quilt.