Friday, July 12, 2013

FF: X & + Edition.



While the week has been busy with the start of potty training (groan) and other shenanigans, I did manage to finish sewing the binding on this bad boy a few nights ago, and since then, I made a label, sewed it down, threw it in the washer, had a photo shoot, and I kept it far far away from the child who no longer wears diapers.


This lovely was pieced by the wonderful girls of the Make It Modern Bee. And I'm going to cry a little when I see it go, but it will be headed to my sister-in-law and her new husband to celebrate their recent wedding.


The backing was difficult for me to pick, and I went with an unexpected choice in dark navy blue, but I love the result. Once again, my quilting sensei K made a suggestion that surprised me, but it looks awesome. (Thank you, K!) You can also see a bit of the quilting up above. I straight line quilted around the blocks and in the + marks, then did a bit of an infinity loop in the x portions, using red, white, and black thread to match the fabrics. Since the blue of the backing is so dark, the black of the bobbin thread looks like it matches perfectly. It's bound with Bella solids in some shade of red.

This quilt was on my 2013 Q3 list to finish, woowoo!

I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF with M-R at Quilt Matters. See you there?

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! And lots of work in the quilting - all those thread changes, very impressive. I'd find it hard to let go too, good luck with the diaper-less one :)

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  2. I'm hoping to end potty training sometime soon so sending good wishes your way. You did a great job on that quilt.

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    1. I wish you luck, and I will take all of the good wishes I can get! Hopefully this won't be a super lengthy process, as I am already getting tired of the huge amounts of laundry! :) Thank you so much!

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  3. What a week you've had! And what a gorgeous finish...

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    1. Yes, it has definitely been a crazy week! But this finish almost makes up for it, haha! :) Thank you!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love these blocks. I also love seeing the block I made. It is such a cool quilt and you did such a good job.

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  5. LOVE that in your color scheme!!

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    1. Thanks, Friend! I certainly wasn't expecting such a fun quilt, but I'm not complaining! I super heart this quilt! :)

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  7. Ooh sashing! What an interesting direction for this design!! Love how it sort of perforates the pattern!

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  8. love your x+ quilt! I just finished one myself, and am so in love with the pattern. I like the look of it with the sashing too!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  9. I love it! Great colours and I love your quilting. Inspired!

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  10. gorgeous, great design and colour choices :)

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  11. this design looks fantastic with the black sashing - good luck with the potty training :)

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  12. Amazing quilt, even more amazing that you manged this AND potty training! Bravo!

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    1. Thank you!!! It was a rough week, but this quilt certainly made it better! :)

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