Plenty of people view modern cross quilts as those with wonky crosses but to me this bold and colorful version is just as modern.
I made it for my nephew, Edward, and it has quite a different aesthetic from the baby quilt I made for my nephew, Emmerson, who was born three weeks earlier.
Neither quilt is designed to coordinate with their respective nurseries since I knew I couldn’t make them match enough to please their mothers, it was easier to not even try.
I’m not sure how I’ll quilt my modern crosses, I think I will follow the lines for every 2nd or 3rd cross to make certain ones appear to pop. The back is mostly the guitar fabric with an intermittent strip of the colored squares that I had left over arranged like tile. I REALLY love this quilt and seriously considered keeping it but hopefully my nephew will love it just as much. If not I may take it back, I mean he’ll only be six months old at Christmas, he won’t know the difference… right??