Crosschecking For Beginners!

 

In this video Kimberly Jolly and Joanna Figueroa do a great job explaining a cute and exciting form of quilting, called crosschecking!

Basically, this type of quilt pattern has a nine-patched square in the middle of each individual block. You make that using both a pattern and a solid color, the pattern should be in the position where it is shown four times, the solid color will be shown five.

This nine-patched block will be diagonal and have a strip of solid coloring coming from each of those four, patterned squares within the nine-patch. Then, the rest of the block will be filled in with four, patterned triangles, usually having the same pattern as the one in the nine-patched square at the center.

The stripes talked about a little earlier will be between each triangle.

Though it sounds like more of a difficult pattern, the tips and methods used to make each block are actually very simple.

You get twenty-five, for this version (there will be twenty-five blocks) of your favorite patterns and stack them on top of each other. From there, you need to cut four triangles, from a bigger square.

You also will cut four rectangles, and four smaller squares. From there, you make your nine-patched square and begin the process. Joana and Kimberly both seem to agree that using a square ruler is much simpler but they also have very good tips on just using what is available to you for the cutting and measuring part of making the quilt.

This pattern is originally Joanna’s and was actually inspired by an older quilt that had big blocks and smaller stripes as the sashing. I personally thought that this certain pattern was very stylish and they did a great job at explaining it. I look forward to trying it!


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7 Responses to “Crosschecking For Beginners!”

  1. Lisalynn Smith

    Mar 05. 2016

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  2. Deb Muncy Henderson

    Mar 05. 2016

    Where do you find the pattern

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  3. I would like to order the pattern. Where can I get it?

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  4. Bonnie Joyner

    Mar 07. 2016

    Loved this. Where can I get the pattern?

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  5. Bonnie Joyner

    Mar 07. 2016

    Where can I get this pattern?

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  6. I love all these videos ! They are soooo very helpful to beginners like me, thank you so much for all you do. xx

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  7. Nancy Pecor

    Oct 26. 2017

    Tried this out this morning. Fun easy block to make.

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