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Mixing it up a bit...

Mixing it up a bit...

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I've yet to decide if it's genetic or a learned behavior - I like going against the grain.  Or would it be crossing the weave?

CT Grand-Traverse-Crossweave

This is Grand Traverse Bay by Minick & Simpson.

Do you promise not to laugh?  As much as I love Polly and Laurie's blue-and-cream and red-and-cream collections, I always want to mix them with a different fabric.  The red-and-cream with a blue Chambray and a blue-and-cream collection like Grand Traverse Bay can be put with Moda Cross Weave 12119 19 Red-White.

I think you already know I'm in love with the cross weaves - so wouldn't it be gorgeous as the alternating squares for Martin Place?

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Or as the the plain vertical strips in Daleview?

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With Miller Ave., the cream and tan prints in the collection could be used for some of the triangles as they would still contrast with the red cross weave.

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All three patterns shown are by Laurie Simpson for Minick & Simpson patterns.

Just so you know, we have experimented with this and loved the results... which we can't show you until next year.  For now, let it suffice to say that Oda Mae made a quilt mixing charm packs of Grand Traverse Bay, Blue Barn by Laundry Basket Quilts and Flight by Janet Clare, with this Red-White cross-weave.  It's wonderful.  While there hasn't been any hair-pulling or kicking yet... there are a few folks who are jockeying for position to lay claim to the quilt.

I'm staying out of the fray... I've already stashed some of the cross weave.

 

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