Crossroads Quilt-Along: A Bend in the Road


Crossroads Quilt-Along Intro │Out of the Blue Quilts

It’s a beautiful quilt. I could stare at it for days, couldn’t you? Being a fan of Fig Tree Quilts’ fabrics, patterns and books probably makes me biased, though. In February 2016, I’m joining this Fat Quarter Shop sponsored Crossroads Quilt-Along, an opportunity to look back and celebrate the myriad of crossroads in our lives. Do you have any crossroads in your own life that come to mind? When that question was put to me, I found myself stumped. Maybe defining it would give me clarification.

cross∙roads (noun): an intersection of two or more roads


Yeah. That helped me a lot. One of the things I don’t talk about much (or AT ALL) is that I’m an introvert. It took a lot of reading to figure that out about myself, but basically, in my case, it boils down to I find it difficult to talk about myself. So when I think about sharing crossroads in my life, I kind of clam up, because things that others might consider monumental or newsworthy are just day to day happenings to me, not really something I dwell on, whether those things are positive or negative.  I will always try to lean towards the positive, though. I guess that in itself is a crossroad. When something in life occurs, we each are given a choice on how to receive it. You’re at that intersection. That crossroad. What will you do. I found this poem very fitting.

Crossroads Quilt-Along Intro │Out of the Blue Quilts

During the months that follow, I promise to share at least one crossroad a month. The next one on my horizon is “Should I make this Crossroad Quilt full size? Convert it to a miniature as I did the Snapshots Quilt? Both?” 

I hope lots of you will join the Crossroads Quilt-Along in 2016! Kits and supplies are available here. If I do both a mini and a full size, I’m going to use two different fabric lines, one for each quilt. I’m currently leaning towards Strawberry Fields Revisited (fabric used in the quilt shown and the kits), but I’m also loving Larkspur. Just dreamy.




Oh! And did you see Sweetness by Sandy Gervais??? ♥♥♥ Not enough hearts to describe how I feel about this, but I know if I want it I need to order now or it will be gone by February (insert sad, pouty face here). I’d better stop, or you’ll be scrolling forever on all my latest favs!

Crossroads Quilt-Along Intro │Out of the Blue Quilts

Drop in and visit these designers and bloggers who will be sewing along with the Fat Quarter Shop for this great cause. Check out their blogs and follow them on Instagram every month starting February 2016 to see their progress on the Crossroads Quilt-Along. Stop in and visit them today and see what crossroads they’re sharing about their lives.
Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
Tina of Emily Ann’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)
Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapvinelane)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)


  1. I can’t wait to see what you do with this, and what you share about crossroads each month. That is a great idea! Sondra I look forward to sewing with you this year my friend.. hugs!

  2. Love, love this poem! Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to your minis again, with this new quilt and for your crossroad sharing each month.

  3. I agree Let Go, Let God. I would have never guessed you were an introvert. Thank you for sharing your time a talent with the Snapshots mini and I cannot wait to do the Crosswords quilt with you and other quilting friends that I admire. Chris in Texas

    1. I’m excited to quilt with all of you this next year – so much fun! It’s true about the introvert. Just started the book “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes, self-proclaimed introvert, and it’s like “Oh my gosh! This is me!!” Lol!

  4. Truly, this serendipity moment of our Guild Co-President sharing this website just now!…. and my reading what you Sondra are Doing Right Now and I read along to Helen Steiner Rice…A Bend in the Road. We have just now 10 days ago come to what we viewed was the end….of life for my husband.
    Yesterday, he was cleaning up prizes on the golf course! Only God can know what a miraculous healing transformation took place in his life and Helen Steiner Rice continues to give comfort.
    Thank you for this today as we approach Canadian Thanksgiving, I am blessed with quilting friends and sewing patterns and looking forward together to tomorrow. Sincerely, Gale Cook

    1. Gale, I’m so sorry about your husband. Words aren’t enough at a time like this. I agree with you that a circle of quilting friends brings so much comfort when we’re in pain. Know that you are in my prayers while you take your Bend in the Road!

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