Usually when I think of the word crosshatch….. I think of crosshatch quilting,  a gorgeous, but tedious quilting design. But now, there’s a new crosshatch in town and it’s a quilt pattern by Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio:

(all photos taken by Sarah Sorell and stolen from Shea’s blog)

modern quilt pattern with longarm quilting

Every time Shea designs a pattern, I know that means that I get to quilt several quilts. I like to try to come up with different ways to quilt each quilt, just to keep it a little interesting!
longarm quilting

This quilt was a little tricky to quilt since every….freaking….piece is diagonal. Diagonal lines are always a little hard for me. Not to mention that it makes it a little difficult to make my way around the quilt. But by the end of the fifth quilt, I finally figured out a routine….but at this point I don’t even think I could remember how I did it!

modern machine quilting

But even though these quilts gave me a little bit of a headache (and I say that in the most lovingly way possible!), I am thrilled with how they turned out. Don’t you just love the back of quilts…I do!

back of quilting done with a longarm quilting machine

The pattern for this quilt is available at The Fat Quarter Shop!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I really like how you quilted Shea’s mom’s quilt!

  2. Fantastic!! great work!

  3. Someone needs to figure out how to load a quilt diagonally! Now there’s a challenge for ya!

  4. Gorgeous! And I love the back!

  5. Love It!!!!!!

  6. It’s funny how those quilts that challenge us the most always keep a special place in our hearts- these are really lovely and they do look super cool from the back!

  7. Ramona Putnam says:

    Hi Angela. Thanks, thanks, thanks for your time today. When you spoke of this quilt, I was thinking of another you had quilted and hadn’t seen this blog yet. Quilting wise, I like the back best. Quilting really stands out.

  8. love the contemporary look and backs are great!


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