Monday, January 6, 2014

x and + quilt

I'm back.  I finished up my x and + quilt a while ago, but it was a christmas gift,  so I am just now able to share it here.  This was one of those quilt alongs that I started last year.  
I really love this quilt, I loved making it and love the finish.  It's so very scrappy, but there's still some order!
for the backing I used a large solid piece (I think it's kona putty) and then added strips of fabric I had in my stash
It's pretty hard to see the quilting, but I did swirls (I love quilting swirls) on the x sections and zigzags on the +.   I like how it turned out.  There's a few things I will do differently next time, but it turned out just how I pictured it.
I went back and forth on the binding...almost settled on a navy blue, but ended up with a black and white stripe (a la Red Pepper Quilts).  It just works so well on scrappy quilts.

21 comments:

  1. I love it, but then I love all your projects.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colours and fabrics.

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  3. One of the most beautful quilts I've seen!

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  4. I'm new here and I do like your Xand+ quilt!
    i'm sewing one too, in-between other works so it will take time till I can put it on my bed.

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  5. oh this is just wonderful! I made one last year and it is still one of my very favorites!! Lovely job and I agree on that binding!! I was scared to but I did it too! ;-)
    I'm sharing on my AQT fb page...

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  6. Oh this is lovely! I started one last year and it's on my list of finishits!

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  7. So scrappy and wonderful! I love it!

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  8. Wow, such a beauty! I've been admiring this pattern for a while, now thinking it's time to jump in :)

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  9. Just wonderful! I like your creative backing too. I am making one if these : )

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  10. I love everything about it - the putty is perfect as is that binding!

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  11. Wow, I really love this. I love the backing too.

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  12. Congratulations on making this beautiful quilt! Everything about it is successful. Well done you! I'm sure that whoever got it for Christmas is soooo happy!

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  13. love this. and it looks like it was fun to make.

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