Sewing for the Season- Rustic Crossroads Mini Tutorial
November 20, 2017
The ColorFun color of the month is the rich, beautiful rustic orange which usually makes its appearance this time of year in nature and in our home decor! Which is how the Rustic Crossroads mini came to be. This 20" x 20" mini is perfect to use as a center piece for your Thanksgiving table or to make as a large decorative pillow to bring out during the holiday season. Check out Fat quarter shop to find the Rustic Orange bundle to sew yourself some Thanksgiving decor!
Fabric A- ART-43103-Mahogany Blocks
Fabric B- WAN-13303- Painted Pony Roan
Fabric C- WAN-23306-Dreamcatching Flare
Fabric D- BOU-7041-Coming Home Clay
Fabric E- BON-38502- Grazing Sienna
Fabric G- FLO-9129- Expanded Aim Terra
Fabric H- SOU-3632- Floral Universe Auburn
Fabric I- HBR-5438-Adventure Bark
Fabric J- PE- 432- Sandstone
Fabric K- PE-433- Snow
Binding- DEN-T-3003- Scarlet Brick
One (1) 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric A and H
Two (2) 2 1/2” squares from Fabric A and H
Two (2) 1 1 /2” x 8 1/2” strips from Fabric B and I
Two (2) 1 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric B and I
Four (4) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strips from Fabric C ,D, G and K
Four (4) 2 1/2” squares from Fabric D and G
One (1) 2 1/2” square from Fabric E and K
Sixteen (16) 2 1/2” squares from Fabric J
Two (2) 1 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric K
Two (2) 1 1/2” x 8 1/2” strips from Fabric K
The Rustic Crossroads mini consists of two different plus blocks that will measure 10" by 10" finished. The finished quilt should finish at about 20" squared.
Creating Block A
Sew a 2 1/2" square from Fabric D and Fabric J together and press open. Sew this to a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip from Fabric D. Repeat this step three more times to get four corner blocks.
Sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip from Fabric C to each side of a 2 1/2" square from Fabric K to create your center block. Next sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip in between to corner block units. Repeat this same process for the other side of your block. Sew all three rows together to create Block A.
Following the same process create another Block A with your remaining fabric pieces.
Creating Block B
Sew a 2 1/2" square from Fabric J to each side of a 2 1/2" square from Fabric H. Create two of these units. Sew these units to each side of a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip from Fabric H.
Sew a double border around your center block with 1 1/2" strips from Fabric K and I.
Repeat this process again with your remaining fabric pieces. Sew all four blocks together following the block design.
For the quilting I kept it basic with some 1/4" straight line quilting and used a orangey red Aurifil thread called Cinnabar #6728. I binded it with the "Scarlet Brick " textured denim from AGF Denim Studio which adds the perfect finishing touch.
Your Rustic Crossroad mini is complete! For more mini fun give these mini free quilt patterns a try: