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:

Catherine said...

It's beautiful!

Nanette Merrill said...

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

Sonia B said...

Very lovely.

Fran said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colours and fabrics.

Flying Blind... said...

What a gift!

Margreth said...

One of the most beautful quilts I've seen!

Linh said...

Love the binding!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fantastic

Svarta Malin said...

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.

Debbie said...

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...

Megan said...

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

Suzanne said...

So scrappy and wonderful! I love it!

Sarah Marie said...

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

Carla said...

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

diane quilts said...

It's a beauty!

Annabella said...

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

Jacqueline said...

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

Andi said...

Love love love it!!!!!

Tilkunviilaaja said...

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!

Lisa said...

LOVE this quilt!!!

erica e said...

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

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