Crossroads Quilt

Crossroads by Malka Dubrawsky

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 50" x 50"

Finished Blocks : 4 ½" x 5"

Rating : Challenging

Designed By : Malka Dubrawsky

Over the years we’ve featured many quilts by designer and fiber artist Malka Dubrawsky. Her work is so desirable because it always has a surprise element in the design. What we love about her aesthetic is that the quilts are all simple and easily pieced, but she always designs her patterns “with a twist”. Malka loves spare, clean shapes, but can’t help throwing in a surprising color change, unexpected technique, or brilliant new interpretation of a traditional design. Those subtle and sometimes not so subtle changes make her quilts seem more complicated than they really are.

Constructed from solid rectangles, “Crossroads” relies on color grouping and the placement of blocks to create a secondary pattern of ‘plus’ signs that – depending on value – recede or emerge on the surface of the quilt. To finish it with a bit of additional style, Malka includes a pieced binding, that allows the design to flow across the quilt top and extend to the edge of the quilt. Such a gorgeous design and a unique finishing technique!

Download this quilt pattern plus ten more in the September/October 2018 issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • *Fat quarter each of solids in dark gold, gold, dark pink, medium pink, pink, light peach, gray-blue, light brown, light sage green, mint green, yellow green, light yellow green, and light gray
  • **Fat eighth each of solids in dark gray blue, dusty pink, gray pink, light blue green, pale blue, pale gray blue, and red and sage green
  • ½ yard each of solids in light pink, off white and green gold
  • ½ yard for binding (for pieced binding as in sample quilt, no yardage is required.)
  • 3 ¼ yards backing
  • Twin-size batting

*Fat quarter = 18″ x 20″
**Fat eighth = 9″ x 20″

Pick up your copy of Modern Patchwork for this pattern and more!