Berry Cross Stitch Quilt

Berry Cross Stitch Quilt

I finished this quilt up just in time for my new niece Elinor to be born last month.  I made this top back in OCTOBER (could it really have been that long ago?) and I’ve been saving it for a special someone to gift it to.  

Berry Cross Stitch Quilt

I backed this one in a violet pink minky to match the front, and I sent it to Kathy for quilting.  I added a thick batting to this one, so I was a little wary to quilt it myself with the minky plus batting…and Kathy did a beautiful job with simple pink loopty loops.  I machine bound this one as I do with all my minky backed quilts (it’s tricky to hand stitch through!) using this method.   With loose quilting the quilt isn’t stiff at all, but has a nice weight to it that I love. 

Berry Cross Stitch Quilt


Berry Cross Stitch Quilt

There is NOTHING in this world better than a newborn.  I’ve been hogging her every chance I get.  



A tutorial for the cross stitch blocks can be found here, and my previous post about this quilt is here.  Happy weekend!  

27 Responses to Berry Cross Stitch Quilt

  1. Helen LeBrett August 21, 2015 at 3:28 am #

    So pretty: I love the added effect that the alternating backgrounds give and the lovely raspberry prints!! And your niece is beautiful: just look at all that hair!! :-) My babies had hair like that too. :-)
    Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H

  2. Erika Balban August 21, 2015 at 4:01 am #

    so pretty! you inspire me everyday to make a quilt, one day!! love this new blog post, thanks for posting it xxxxxx

  3. mirabrooks August 21, 2015 at 4:41 am #

    soooo…. question. Could I do this with a layer cake and a charm pack?

    • Allison August 21, 2015 at 9:46 am #

      The sizing would be different than mine but I’m sure you could use the same methods and use a charm pack or layer cake!

  4. Tracey Holzer August 21, 2015 at 6:38 am #

    This quilt is so pretty! Great job. And of course, your new niece. Have a great weekend.

  5. Melissa August 21, 2015 at 6:47 am #

    Once again, I love the colors! I want it :) . And the new little snuggler looks adorable too!

  6. happyquiltingmelissa August 21, 2015 at 7:20 am #

    Such an adorable blanket for an adorable little wee one.

  7. Verena August 21, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    Sweet quilt and even sweeter baby girl!

  8. thestripedpearl August 21, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Beautiful! You are so super talented!

  9. jandy1010 August 21, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    That is a fabulous quilt, I love, love your choice of fabric colors, so inspiring with that pattern!

  10. Jocelyn August 22, 2015 at 5:16 am #

    It turned out beautifully! Your niece will love it. What do you use when you want a thick batting? I’ve had a hard time finding thicker batts.

    • Allison August 22, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

      Thick was probably a bad word for it Jocelyn…they are more dense, not thick. Quilters Dream batting makes some great options including a polyester thin dense batting that I love and is so warm!

  11. Amber August 22, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the contrast between the warm and cool colors, as well as the pattern. Beautiful job!

  12. Marjorie Stevens August 22, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    Beautiful and so inspiring! Love how you alternated the scrappy aqua and white squares and used the complementary scrappy “cross-stitches.” Bet she will love this quilt as she grows, especially with that minky!

  13. kathy o August 22, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    precious – simply, precious!

  14. Heather August 22, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Your niece is beautiful!!!!! And I love the quilt too!!!!

  15. dispack August 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    Mmmmm lovely quilt, Allison!

  16. Kathy August 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    This is so lovely! The pink/purples with the mint green is lovely! Love the soft backing!

  17. Sara August 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    I love the colour combination and alternating backgrounds! You always inspire me with your quilts! May I ask what the finished size of a block was?

    • Allison August 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

      I believe it was 5 1/2 or 6″…I don’t have the quilt handy to measure but I think that was it!

  18. Jennie August 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    The quilt is beautiful, and I love the kinky on the back. I think I’d worry about quilting it myself too. She did a really beautiful job of quilting it. Allison your are so right babies are the best things. They smell so sweet. I can’t wait for grand babies. Maybe soon.

  19. Jenn-in-the-west August 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    Your colour choice for this quilt is amazing, I love the design. That baby is a work of art!

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