|Trellis Crossroads in Batiks|
Lately I decided to try something different. I've seen lots of swoon blocks on the internet, but I don't really have any great desire to make a swoon block. (see the picture below)
However, I did see another modern block that I liked and it was Trellis Crossroads.
Most people were making it in soft pastel colours, but I started to think about some bright batik charm squares I bought about a year ago. I was originally thinking I'd make them into something simple like columns of flying geese on dark navy, but then I thought I could make some of them into a Trellis Crossroads block to just tryout the pattern.
|a single block looked lonely|
It's ended up being 9 blocks and almost 40" square and I'm stopping now. I"m going to machine quilt it with my new walking foot (thank you Judith) and turn it into a wall hanging.
I liked this pattern because it left ample fabric for squaring up the blocks. However, if you are going to make one yourself, just remember to centre the square before you do your trimming.
Here's the photo from the book with the pattern, Modern Bee by Lindsay Connor.
|Trellis Crossroads from Modern Bee by Lindsay Connor|