Tuesday, January 31, 2012

x and + quilt top.

x and + quilt top.

as promised yesterday, i am so super excited to share this x and + quilt top with you all! this, my bloggy friends, is my most favorite quilt i've EVER made. you wanna know why? well let's see...


>> it features one of my most favorite fabric lines, Innocent Crush, by one of my most favorite fabric designers, Anna Maria Horner
>> it's my first online quilt bee finish. i am so honored to have stitched along with the fabulous ladies of our {sew} beautiful bee and it's so exciting knowing bloggy friends, from all across the United States, each played a part in making this quilt. 
>> it's been a WiP for months and we all know how fabulous it feels to finish up an "old" project, right?

x and + quilt top.


the quilt blocks were made using amy of badskirt's x and + quilt tutorial. however, rather than following the directions exactly and end up with an 8 inch finished block, i opted for a little bit bigger of a block. mine finish up at 12 inches. i really like how the bigger blocks look in a quilt this size (60" x 60"). you can read more about this quilt top here


now the only thing left to do is quilt this AMH beauty! any suggestions on how to quilt it?


ETA: come check out what i'm doing with my leftover half square triangles from this quilt! 


xo, megan.


<<linking up to Fabric Tuesday!>>

39 comments:

  1. oh, i love it! i've really been resisting this block, but i think you've broken my final straw of holding out. fab :)

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  2. Looks awesome! Love that you took it outside in the snow. :)

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  3. It's gorgeous, just gorgeous!

    As for quilting, you could echo it and really emphasize the lines or go totally different. Pebbles or swirlies?

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  4. I love this quilt so much. I have an innocent crush on it for sure.

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  5. Really beautiful - I like it alot!! How about quilt a big x thru the center (or an x AND a +) & then echo in each section....I did that with my Tangerine Tango and loved the effect.

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  6. Hi Megan! Your quilt is fantastic! And your photos are so beautiful! That backround with blue shadows on the snow and dark trees have the colours from your quilt!
    x Teje

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  7. I love it! :) This was such a fun block to make! Congrats on the bee quilt finish - we're doing good, I think we've had three finished quilts already? Or have there been more in our bee? lol. I finished mine this week too!

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  8. It's beautiful - and I envy your snow!

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  9. Megan, this looks awesome! Can't wait to see how you finish it!

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  10. absolutely gorgeous!! I love this fabric line too :)
    How about concentric circles? I think it would look cool against all the lines of the top.

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  11. Really nice. Great job. I haven't any clue about how you should quilt it but I'm sure many others will have great suggestions.

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  12. This looks awesome, Megan! I can't wait to see it finished up.

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  13. Really beautiful! Love this!

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  14. This is awesome Megan! I'm planning on this exact idea for my upcoming month of do. Good Stitches! So glad to see that even with upsizing the blocks it still will look amazing!!

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  15. it's gorgeous!, i am a fan of amh too. and especially innocent crush. looks stunning in the snow.

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  16. Your quilt is beautiful and so striking against the landscape! I would quilt along the already eye-catching lines of patchwork (diagonal and horizontal) to complement them even further.

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  17. Wow i love it? Will you share the new dimensions to make it a 12 inch block?

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  18. I love the quilt. The colors are amazing. I am new to quilting, in fact I just finished my first quilting block for my first quilt. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  19. Oh this looks so great! What an awesome quilt :-D I think definitely quilt along the diagonal, horizontal, and vertical lines. Lots of fun!

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  20. I truly love this quilt, Megan! Congrats on a stunning finish!!

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  21. I love a good quilting challenge. If it were me, I'd just do a "big wave" (think sine wave) on the diagonal "x" parts... all the way from one end of the quilt to the other, both directions diagonally, then take the "diamonds" between the plus signs and do something circular, like a spiral, or a flower (x's and o's). Great quilt!

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  22. Looks awesome Megan! I just finished one of these myself!

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  23. Gorgeous!! I love the effect of the deep dark solid you added here and there.

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  24. Just beautiful. I'd emphasize the diagonals in my quilting if it were me.

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  25. This is a beautiful quilt. A real work of art.

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  26. Really incredible colors and design!! Feels very happy. As for quilting. I wonder stay more simple to let the design shine? Can't wait to see what you pick!

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  27. Obviously I am not alone in thinking this turned out spectacularly!! I love everything about that quilt, but especially how the black pieces travel around it! So cool. No wonder you're thrilled with it!

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  28. Be still my heart! Now I want to make one of these more than ever!!!

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