scrappy crossroads

I was at a crossroads this past weekend. Should I work on more Fig Tree Homestead houses? I made two of them. Should I work on the border blocks for my Mixing It Up quilt? I made ten of them. And should I start a new project?!

Lori Holt hosted a sew along on Instagram on Saturday by posting tutorial photos throughout the afternoon. I watched from my iPhone while I was out and about.... fun stuff like a trip to the new, improved Chelsea flea market, the quilt shop (I spent $60 on a trip to buy white thread! Kinda like going to the grocery store for milk and coming home with all that other stuff), and the brand new Michael's Crafts. This is our first true craft store in NYC. The entire store is in a basement, but never mind. Now at least I know where to go when I need neon glitter or unfinished bird houses or a pound of acrylic yarn or a bag of pompoms. You never know!

Then when I got home I started cutting! This is a great quilt to use up your scrappy 2 1/2" squares. I cut enough fabric to make at least 4 blocks.

All that's needed is eight easy-corner-triangle squares and eight four patches. I used a fun white-on-white recipe print from Pam Kitty Picnic for my background.  

Seams are pressed open for an extra-flat block. 

All ready for assembly!

This block seems positively huge at 16", but that means that fewer blocks are needed for a quilt!

You can see Lori Holt's blog entry about this sew along here, and you can find the full directions on Instagram at #scrappycrossroads.

And since it's Monday, I'm also linking up with other quilters on the Design Wall at Patchwork Times!