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June: Crooked Mile

Crooked Mile
Yellow Blue Road

I have made it half way to my goal of completing a project a month.  Dance if you wish. This quilt is from a pattern called “Crooked Mile” by A Quilter’s Dream.  I have seen this quilt in many color ways, but I must admit the more contrast you use in your  color choices, the better you can see the pattern. Using only blue and yellow in a quilt was on my list of things to make, so now I can check that one-off! This really is a fun quilt to make and I think you get a big bang for your buck.

Now a short lesson in fabric. I purchased the required amount of fat quarters at a popular chain store. Fat Quarters (18″x21″ or something close)  were on sale, plus a special coupon; who could resist? Not I.  Having already made one of these quilts in black, white, and red I knew it would be a great pattern for blue and yellow.  I justified my purchase by knowing I wouldn’t keep this quilt and that it would probably end up being donated. Well, you really do get what you pay for.  I won’t get into the details now.  Let’s just say that not all quilting fabric is equal.  You meed to ask yourself if the extra care involved is worth the lesser price.  Must put that on my to blog about list.

When it was time to quilt, I loaded it on my Bernina frame. I needed practice in pattern placement and that’s just what I got.  I am now ready to take those skills to another level.

It is already July and I’m busy on this month’s project.

Here is the “Crooked Mile” in Black/White and Red

Black and White and Red All Over
Black and White and Red All Over