I finished up this quilt last week. I’d been working on it for quite a bit of time… It’s basically the quilt version of these placemats that are in Quilt Scene. The quilting took me forever and I have to admit – while I love the results, it’s hard to stay motivated to get this dense straight line quilting done. But now it’s finished and I couldn’t be happier with it!


The orange is a shot cotton and in person really adds to the quilt – those shot cottons are so pretty with the depth of color they have.

Intersections detail

Here’s a detail of the back… always easier to see the quilting on the back!

Intersections back detail

27 Responses to “Intersections”

  1. Jan March 19, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Awesome. Well worth all your efforts.

  2. marion March 19, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    WOW!! That is beautiful :) I LOVE your quilting!!!

  3. Michele March 19, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    The quilting is amazing!

  4. wendy March 19, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    I found your blog after buying your block party book and I’ve been hooked ever since. I have always quilted my quilts on my mom’s long arm, but saw you do yours on the machine and wanted to try it. I finished one this weekend and I copied your dense, straight lines. All I can say is that I love it more than words and I will NOT be doing it again for a long, long time. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation to create!

  5. March 19, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Stunning, of course. Curious? How did you keep yourself motivated? play music, listen to radio or TV in the background? Tnx Alissa

    • Alissa March 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      Thank you so much! And yes, it’s hard to stay motivated! I never watch TV when I’m sewing – it’s all about loud music for me. I managed to get this one mostly quilted at the LAMQG retreat which was perfect because there was lots of chatting going on while I could mindlessly quilt away… it still took a long time, but at least I was distracted! I find that allowing myself to stop when I’m not enjoying it anymore helps. And I just keep at it, bit by bit – even if it’s only in 30 minute increments here and there… I’m also VERY driven by the desire to see the finished results. That helps a lot! But I never make the same quilt twice for this reason – if I have already seen the finished results once, I don’t get that inspiration the next time around!

  6. Cheryl Arkison March 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Did you use a walking foot and turn constantly to do that? Or is it free motion? Curious minds want to know…

    • Alissa March 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      Hey Cheryl! I use my walking foot and turn and turn and turn. Hence the losing my mind as I try to finish it. Ha. I’ll openly say it: it’s NOT fun. But oh the results!!

  7. Lynne March 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Spectacular! SO worth the investment of time.
    Think you’ll keep this one?

  8. Chris "frecklemama" March 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Incredible quilting! Well done Alissa!

  9. Patti March 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Love everything about, but especially the gorgeous shot cotton! Complimented so beautifully with the grey.

  10. jacquie March 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    had to comment…it’s freakin amazing. love it.

  11. Jenny Pedigo March 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    This is so great!! Love the orange you used and the quilting is fantastic!

  12. Cheryl March 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Wow, so spectacular, Alissa!

  13. Heather March 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    So incredibly gorgeous!!

  14. Kit Lang March 20, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    This is really gorgeous Alissa!

  15. Melissa March 20, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    My Goodness Alissa! I thought Broken Paids was utterly amazing and now you trump it with this one…Hat off to you.. You are amazing!

  16. Lisa March 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Love it – just love it!

  17. Susan March 21, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Once again…AMAZING!!! I was planning on making the placemats but I really love the quilt version!!!

  18. Erin March 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I know how you feel,I have just finished my quilt very dense straight lines….it has taken me a good few weeks to finish. I love the finish though the straigh lines give.

  19. Cinzia Allocca March 25, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    This is amazing.I love the fresh take on orange and gray. The shot cotton is very nice. I’m just about to embark on a dense quilting project myself. It won’t be as ambitious as yours with lots of turns, but I’m curious to see the results it will give me.
    Love your work, it’s so inspiring!

  20. Sheila April 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    This is very cool, and I like everyone else, love the quilting! :)

  21. Sherri ~ daintytime April 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Beautiful work. Congratulations on your book!

  22. Bronwen April 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Gorgeous colours and quilting. Simple is so stunning when done right. thanks for sharing.

  23. lisa April 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Your intersections quilt is amazing and would fit perfectly in my living room – I just painted bright orange stripes. Is there anyway I could get a tutorial for this.quilt? Also where do you buy your shot cotton. I don’t know that I have any stores near me that would sell it so I’d. Need to order it. Thank you so much…also I’m heading to the store.tomorrow to look for your modern and minimal book! Thanks!!-lisa

  24. Perri June 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    WOW!!! I love the intersections quilt. Very graphic. Glad you put in the effort and thanks for sharing.

  25. Kelly in Chicago September 7, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    I love the lovely simplicity of this quilt (and the quilting itself is amazeballs!). I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like:

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