Criss Cross {a finished quilt!!}

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Do you remember at the end of August when I showed you five fat quarters that I was going to use in a new quilt design?  Well, I'm finished!!  I've named this quilt Criss Cross and am back today to share lots of photos :) Criss Cross Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

I've had this design in my sketch book for a couple of years now.  So glad to finally have it in fabric.

Criss Cross Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

This particular color layout came about as a result of the Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest being put on by Amber (Gigi's Thimble) and Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl).  When they started this contest in August, I was excited to take on the challenge of designing a quilt using only 5 fat quarters and background fabric.

Criss Cross Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

As I said in my previous post, the most difficult part of this quilt was selecting which fat quarters to use.  I think my long debate on the issue paid off because these Mimosa fat quarters from Windham Fabrics seem perfect in this quilt.

Criss Cross Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

The quilt top has been done for a few weeks while I debated quilting and then finally decided to stick with the basics...straight lines!  I never get tired of straight line quilting.

Criss Cross Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

And check out the quilt ladder that I bought while antiquing with my son today (thanks Mom for coming to our rescue with a bigger vehicle for hauling it home!!)  It's going to be a lot more fun photographing quilts now :)

Amanda