Monday, November 7, 2011

x.o.

This quilt has a story. The short version is that when my granddaughter was visiting last month she climbed out of the portable crib in a few seconds flat. This required us to move everything out of her room, put the mattress on the floor and a gate on the door. With the room emptied, I decided last week to paint it and of course it required a quilt!

I decided to use my Pop Garden ~ love, love, love this line ~ and I've been saving it for something special. Inspired by the Farmer's Wife quilt along, I thought I'd make some sampler blocks and include some plain blocks of the glorious prints. After making the "x" block, I was reminded of Elizabeth's X and O quilt. Loving my "x" block, I thought why not make an "o"? And a new quilt was born.
I added some stash basics to the line including a bit of gray.
"x"
"o"
Oh and one big "X"
The paint color "Robin's Nest" by Benjamin Moore matched perfectly. BTW ~ I found the color on this fabulous blog: Favorite Paint Colors.
I couldn't be happier with my x and o :)

19 comments:

  1. I love this quilt, it's beautiful! The X's and O's look great :) My daughter has a bunkbed and I made two quilts for her out of Pop Garden, I love that fabric!

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  2. I love what you've done with the design! And the colours ... with the touch of grey to tone everything down just a pinch! Beautiful! I just added this to my "Quilt It" pinboard. Expect to see it all over pinterest! It's THAT GORGEOUS!

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  3. What a beautiful quilt - nice way of using those fun fabrics.

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  4. fabulous idea! and you're right...the greys help it just a bit. the walls match perfectly!

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  5. It's darling! That's the same color as my daughter's room I think; though I might have went with one shade lighter on the color swatch card. Anwway, lovely all around!

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love, love, love the colours!

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  7. Wow, lovely, where do you get your energy?
    Looks like you made curtains also!

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  8. Aww, Cindy, I love it!!! You're making me want to scrap my big X's and O's for little ones, they're so darling :) And wow, Pop Garden has never looked so good as it does here in your quilt, so lovely!

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  9. It is gorgeous. Love the grey.

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  10. It looks amazing, the quilt and the paint. Just beautiful, colorful and fun. Love it!

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  11. Paint job and quilt look gorgeous - granddaughter may not want to leave!

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  12. This is such a gorgeous quilt! Yay for you!

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  13. I love this cute quilt...I've just bought some of that fabric here in Aus, so I now know what I might make with it...thanks for your lovely quilt ideas!!

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  14. clever and lovely....as always, Cindy!

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  15. LOVE this quilt! What a fun post!

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  16. Wonderful use of the pop garden. I just love it!!!

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  17. It's fabulous! So enjoying your blog and gorgeous sewing!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!