Sunday, September 16, 2012

Revisiting x and +

Back in March I participated in the For the Love of Solids Swap2 and made a large solid x and + quilt for my partner. You can check the reveal post here. Too long ago, I was asked if I'd share the dimensions of the quilt, and I totally meant to, but my note on the project got buried. So better late than never {I hope!} here's a recap of that project!

First off, this was my rough plan - 5 x and + blocks as the center of a larger x and + block, done all in solids.
Using the block tutorial by badskirt, I just scaled things down a bit for the center blocks, so for each, I cut:

For center cross
2 - 1 1/2" squares
1 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle

For center edges
4 - 1 1/2" squares

For triangle bits
8 - 1 1/2" squares

For corners
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Each of the center scrappy blocks finished at 5" square.

Then for the larger block/quilt:

For center edges
4 - 5 1/2" squares

For triangle bits
8 - 5 1/2" squares

For corners
4 - 10 1/2" squares

The scrappy solid quilt finished at 25" square, and was bound with matched binding (a tutorial for straight-seam matched binding can be found here). 
I must say I still really love that x and + block!

If you do happen to make something inspired by this project, please feel free to add it to my flickr group, Quilting with A Quilter's Table.

21 comments:

  1. Wow,that is seriously beautiful.
    Absolutely fantastic.
    Off to Flikr favourite this immediately.

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  2. LOVE it!!! And such great quilting too.
    Congratulations on the finish!

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  3. Ooohh... that is SO PRETTY! I love quilts that are made from solids!

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  4. This was a really effective way to use them :o)

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  5. Thanks for the details, Debbie! This looks great!

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  6. Thank you for sharing the details. Both quilts are wonderful but I love the overall look of the solids!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your measurements. That quilt is rockin!!

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  8. Such a stunning quilt Debbie! And did you see that there has been a bit of discussion about another FLOS swap?

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  9. It's beautiful and I love the concept of the quilt within a quilt. Thanks for revisiting it - late is always better than never. :)

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  10. this is such a fun and interesting layout, Debbie. I love the way it all turned out, so very unique, very, very lovely.

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  11. Super cool! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

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  12. I am loving the look of this. Another one of those things that are on my bucket list...the X and + quilt. Love how you have taken your own spin on it.

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  13. Love this interpretation!! It's fabulous, and the quilting really adds to it!

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  14. My goodness Debbie. How did I miss all the new posts? I think I check every day ; ) this x and + is beautiful

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  15. Thank you for sharing these details, it is so nice to see that lovely quilt again.

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  16. Completely awesome, Debbie! I LOVE it!

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  17. What a fun take on this block!

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  18. Thank you so much for the lesson. This block is amazing. :)

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