Wednesday, December 16, 2015

FMQC X Stitch Lap Quilt

Hello, Friends!

The Fresh Mini Quilt Club is wrapping up it's 5th round next month -- there's still time to sign up! These mini quilts finish between 18" and 24" square & are perfect for table toppers, wall quilts, pillows, etc. However, each month I encourage members to explore the idea of turning the mini quilt design into a larger overall quilt design. This X Stitch Lap Quilt is a fabulous example!

The original mini quilt finished at 19" square and takes six jelly roll strips. I made five identical blocks (only 30 jelly roll strips!) and arranged them into a basic 9 patch design, alternating with large background fabric squares. This 61" x 61" lap quilt came together SO QUICKLY (anyone need a last minute Christmas gift?!). I paired the simplified Irish Chain inspired design with straight-line quilting 1/2" lines in white Aurifil #2024 using my BERNINA walking foot. I also choose to bind the quilt in the same white background fabric as to not distract from the quilt design. You can find my step-by-step binding tutorial here!

You can find the X Stitch mini quilt design in the Canoe Ridge Creations Pattern Shop and it's even ON SALE for a limited time!

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Megan, this is such a beautiful quilt! I love all the white space and the size and progression of the colors of the Xs. What a wonderfully inspired (and inspiring) take on a traditional block. And thanks for the sale :)