Monday, September 10, 2012

Finished: X Marks the Spot Quilt

Hi! Wow, I've missed this. Sewing may be my ice cream, but sharing is the sprinkles.

I've got a big 'ole quilty finish. Wanna see?

Sha. Zam.

This is the inaugural quilt for the Cheer circle of the do. Good Stitches quilting bee. I'm the host and was the first quilter for our circle. We're donating to Project Linus

This beautiful block is from a tutorial on SewCraftyJess's blog. She calls it the X Marks the Spot block. My only modification from her tutorial was to have everyone add borders. That way, when the blocks were slightly different sizes, I could skim off of the borders instead of having to slice away at points or add borders myself to account for variations. You can find our border measurements here.

For the back, I just scrounged together some Kona solids yardage from my stash that I knew had been washed. I was a little nervous with all the blue and white. I used three color catchers when I washed this quilt, though, and that seemed to take care of any lingering dye. Many thanks to Jessica at Remnants and the Friends of Annie charity fabric stash for the binding fabric. Austinites making charity quilts can peruse the donated fabric for your goodwill quilting :-)

The quilting is pretty much just straight lines with a zig here and a zag there. I could have gotten it longarmed for free, but I needed to get it knocked out. I was down for doing some FMQ, but I couldn't find the thread I needed in my sewing space. (Time to clean again.) There was no time to waste. I needed to get started. I've got a queue building after all ;-)

Quilty Stats:
Pre-wash dimensions: 103.5" x 67.5"
Post-wash dimensions: 100.25" x 65.5"
Batting: SewPerfect by Fairfield (Poly-Fil) Cotton Classic Batting. (100% unbleached organic cotton needlepunched with a 1/8" loft)
Front Fabric: Blue scraps from the stashes of Cheer do. Good Stitches circle stitchers and Kona White
Back Fabric: Kona solids
Binding: Scraps from Remnants' Friends of Annie charity fabric stash
Quilting: Done with my walking foot on the Bernina 1630.

I hope this twin-sized quilt will see a kiddo through recovery and onto many healthy years!

Happy Crafting!


  1. It looks great as it is, nice and clean with the blues and white

  2. Yay! I'm so happy to see it finished!

  3. It turned out fabulous! The layout is fantastic!!!!!!!!! Great finish, girl!


  4. Very nice finish, the colors look great together.

  5. So clean and fresh. Love it! Great job!

  6. So pretty! Love the negative space.

  7. WOW that is awesome! I love the jaggy quilting it looks great :)

  8. I like the layout of the blocks and like to imagine how it might look to a child. Tic tac toe? Hopscotch? Runways or roads for cars? Great finished project - good work, all!