A Super-Sized Quilt Block

by Nicole

I hope your holidays are going well. I’m slowly recovering from the mad rush of sewing during the days leading up to Christmas.  I finished all my projects on time. Woo-hoo!

First, there was the Hello Kitty quilt. Done and blogged here!

Then, I made two sets of pajamas – one for each daughter  – using the Oliver and S Sleepover Pajamas pattern and a flannel print of adorable polar bears from Ann Kelle’s Jingle collection.

Oliver and S sleepover pajamas

I’m thrilled with how the pajamas turned out and the girls were thrilled to have a new set of pajamas.

There were a lot of scraps left over. And since I already have a lot of scraps, I was determined to use up as much of the leftover fabric as possible.

What better way to do that than by making a quilt?

It had to be a quick quilt because I only had a few days to get it done before Christmas!

I used big pieces so that the top would come together quickly. I made a modern cross block from log cabin blocks, using the Modern Log Cabin Quilting book. But at 24″ it ended up being smaller than I wanted (my feet are shown for scale).

Modern Log Cabin quilt block

I then decided to make a Grecian Cross, or Greek Cross, block. I sized it to be a 36″ block.

Modern Cross Quilt_block

I added borders to make it larger.

Modern Cross Quilt_front

I used some of the flannel in the back too, along with the first cross block.

Modern Cross Quilt_back

I quilted it with a loopy meandering stitch for a quick finish.

Modern Cross quilt_detail

If you’re ever in a rush and need to make a quick quilt, consider taking one block and super sizing it.

Now my girls have pajamas and a matching quilt. And I used up most of my scraps. I call that a win-win!

Modern Cross quilt_pajamas

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Needled Mom December 29, 2015 - 2:09 am

Those PJs are so cute. That is a great use of the extra fabric too.

wish2stitch December 29, 2015 - 3:18 am

Matching PJ's and quilt. Too cute! What lucky girls.

~Diana December 29, 2015 - 3:22 am

So adorable, Nicole!

Leanne December 29, 2015 - 3:28 am

I love the quilt, the pjs are very cute too!

Ellyn December 29, 2015 - 3:34 am

adorable! I miss having little ones to sew for! (although my grown kiddos all enjoyed their mom-made gifts this year! Yay!)

Marlene December 29, 2015 - 5:24 am

Love the girls pyjamas and then a magnificent quilt to match-and double sided as well. What a great way to 'use up the scraps'.

Debbie December 29, 2015 - 5:30 am

SUPER cute!!! Boy I bet those pjs were cozy! and clever using the too-small block in the back of the quilt!

Marla December 29, 2015 - 5:36 am

The pjs are cute and look so comfy! Great job of using those scraps right away to make the coordinating quilt, too.

margaret December 29, 2015 - 6:31 am

loving the pyjamas and amazed at how quickly you achieve finished projects, the quilt looks great

Lee December 29, 2015 - 11:47 am

Awesome! Love the pjs and I will have to remember to super size for a quick quilt!

Suzanne December 29, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Whew! I thought you unpicked the first block to make the Grecian version! I'm so glad you had enough to make a second one. Upsizing a block is a great idea. The use of your scraps looks purposeful which is an added bonus. Yay for you!!

Paige December 29, 2015 - 12:50 pm

I know they were excited! The PJs and quilts turned out wonderful! How did you ever keep all those projects under wraps while working on them?

Rosemary B❤️ December 29, 2015 - 6:43 pm

I love flannel. My mom used to make PJs for me, and I made them for my girls as well. So cute.
I love RED and the bears are so cute. I am sure your little flowers looks so adorable in them.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge December 29, 2015 - 7:36 pm

I am weak, weak, weak when it comes to those Ann Kelle prints. And the pjs you made are absolutely lovely. Makes me think it mightn't be too late to post the pjs I made for my kiddos. Great idea to supersize your block… it's very striking.

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