Scrappy Baby Modern Crossing Quilt

A finished scrappy baby Modern Crossing quilt

In preparing to release this pattern, I decided to make as many quilt versions as I could. This scrappy baby Modern Crossing quilt uses the scrappy instructions in the pattern. The baby size finishes at 39″ square. This pattern comes with three variations (2-color, 3-color, and scrappy) and in two sizes. The possibilities for this quilt are quite vast indeed!

Want more Modern Crossing? Check out all the variations I’ve made here!

A lightweight woven backing for this scrappy baby Modern Crossing quilt

I usually start with fabrics for the front of a quilt and then move to finding a backing, but this time, I did it backwards! When I found the backing for this quilt at my local quilt shop, I knew I had to make another Modern Crossing quilt. Because when you find fabric that are fat plus signs in the shape of an “x”, it was meant to be a Modern Crossing quilt!

I didn’t have a ton of this backing so I was only able to make a baby size Modern Crossing quilt. I used it as an opportunity to use up some much-loved fabrics that I only had a little bit of. The pluses are fat quarter friendly, so they end up working really well for the little bits and bobs in your stash.

Scrappy baby Modern Crossing quilt
Modern Crossing quilt top

Fabrics used in this scrappy baby Modern Crossing quilt version:

  • Color 1: Melange by Stof Fabrics (I’m really kicking myself right now because I don’t remember the colorway. I think it was “chambray” but no amount of internet sleuthing has concluded this)
  • Color 2: Cotton + Steel fat quarters
    • Cleats in Red from the Kicks collection
    • Tulips in Pink from the Clover collection
    • Word Find in Pink from the Playful collection
    • Fruit Stand in Navy from the Fruit Dots collection
  • Background: Sunrise in Bone from the Mesa Collection by Cotton + Steel
  • Binding: Cotton & Steel Add it Up in Indigo
  • Backing: Treasure in Lipstick from the Loominous 2 collection by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics

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I decided to hand-quilt this version too (shocker!). I went back and forth about what to do but the lawn background and woven backing are both so dreamy that I decided minimal hand-quilting will keep this quilt perfectly soft and drape-y. I used a 12 weight perle cotton by DMC in a pale pink color.

Want to learn hand quilting? I’ve got a ton of handy resources to get you started!

Hand quilting closeup
A hand quilted baby Modern Crossing quilt

The end result was a scrappy baby Modern Crossing quilt that feels incredibly soft and lightweight. The texture from the hand quilting add another dimension to this quilt, and I bet once I wash it it will crinkle in all the best ways!

If you want to see other variations on this pattern, check out all the Modern Crossing quilts I’ve made!

scrappy baby Modern Crossing quilt in pinks and blues

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