Friday, June 13, 2014

X and + quilt

I'm sure you've seen the x and + block - it's a very trendy pattern at the moment. I knew I would make one at some point, but couldn't come up with a fabric/color mix that suited me. Then I saw this one in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine {Feb '14} designed by Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics.


The plus signs are done in solids which really makes them pop and the colors create diagonal lines across the quilt top. It's not as readily noticeable, but the solid aqua/teal/mint backgrounds create diagonal lines in the opposite direction.


A little shot of the back of the quilt - a great black and white print from Ikea...


I started with a line called Rapture by Art Gallery and added some coordinating prints from my stash - many of them turned out to be older Art Gallery pieces.


The awesome wave quilting was done by Abby Latimer and turned out to be the absolute perfect design for this quilt...


So now it's one of my favorites!!!

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love your colour combo.

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  2. I have been considering that quilt. Now re-inspired. I also love the way you ombred (is that a word?) from the dark red to coral to orange to yellow to white. I am still a fan of the ombre look of dark to pale. Great job and I agree the wave quilting is perfect.

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  3. I adore this quilt! So lovely. The colors are perfect, and I like how having the crosses in solids really does make them pop. Just beautiful.

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  4. I don't usually like X and + quilts (maybe because I've seen so many) but I really like this one! I think it's your color placement and that awesome quilting. The quilting really gives it an extra dimension and even an optical illusion! and your diagonal placement of color is fun! Great work.

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  5. This is amazing. Love love the colors.

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  6. Color and its Placement is everything is proven with this stunner. I might just consider an X and + now... Thank you for sharing the love.

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  7. I really love everything about this! I bought the kit to make it like the one in the magazine, but honestly, I like your fabric choices much better!!! Absolutely gorgeous, and the backing is WOW:)

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  8. So gorgeous! I love the quilting - looks amazing!

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  9. It's one of my favorites too. It is so pretty. Your fabric choices and placement is great. I need to go back and look at that issue of the magazine.

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  10. it's so pretty! I love the wavy quilting on it too... I wanna swish with it. :)

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  11. LOVE IT! I have been working on this quilt and just love the way it's quilted! You have done it again!

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  12. So gorgeous with your fabric choices!

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  13. Wow! I adore this quilt... those colors are just yummy. And so is the quilting.

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  14. Love your garden. So beautiful.

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  15. I love this quilt!! Gorgeous.

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  16. This is so beautiful. I love your color choices! I've wanted to make one of these for a while but wanted some sort of unifying thing between the blocks. I am really inspired by your choice to have the center be solids. :D

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  17. This is beautiful. I love your color choices and placement and the quilting is the icing on the cake.

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  18. WOWOW! I want one! You going to give away this quilt?? LOL

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  19. This came out beautiful! Love the quilting and backing you chose!

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  20. It looks stunning! That pink !

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  21. Very nice and I love the uniform wavy quilting. I was trying to think how I could do that on my sewing machine!?

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  22. I love your use of colour for the +. I love the Pat Bravo fabrics but having a real difficulty getting them here in the UK.

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  23. It's so YOU and I love it very much....everything about it! Your gardens photos are fabulous!

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  24. Beautiful! Love the colour play lines you've created.

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  25. This quilt is AMAZING - one of my top 5 favorite quilts to cross my doorsteps. You picked this quilt pattern - and must have seen the vision. I can't tell you how AMAZING it looks and was so fun to watch it come to life! You've made this a popular pattern for me! I love the tip on using the solids - it makes this quilt look less busy then some out there - I love everything about this quilt! One of my favorites for sure!

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