Monday, November 14, 2011

Introducing: The Xs and Os Quilt

I was so excited to finally finish off my Xs and Os quilt this weekend.  Not only was I *finally* starting to get over this dreadful cold I've had, but I really adore the bright colors in this quilt.  They make me smile :)

X and O quilt - front view

This quilt grew from some simple sketches I made, trying to think of what I wanted to do with a lovely stack of Peacock Lane by Violet Craft for a little boy debuting early next year.  I fell in love with a sketch of Xs and Os, symbolizing hugs and kisses, and got right to work.

X and O quilt - the textured view


First, I tackled all of the necessary quilty math, and then I got to cutting.  Sometimes I find myself really enjoying the ironing and cutting phase of quiltmaking.  This was one of those times, and it's because these fabrics are just so gorgeous.  This is seriously one of my favorite collections right now, it's so fresh and fun and the artwork is so beautiful.  I tried my best to fussy cut some of my favorite pieces of these gorgeous fabrics, and I think I succeeded most with my elephant X.  That's quite possibly my favorite block in this little quilt.

My favorite block

This quilt pattern is now available in my Pattern Shop, and I will also be making a girlie version of this quilt at some point for the shop as well.  The Xs and Os quilt PDF pattern includes all of the information you'll need to make this quilt, including color photos and complete piecing diagrams to follow, as well as requirements for batting and binding.  Two finished sizes are offered in this pattern: a 48" square baby quilt and a 72" x 96" twin size quilt.


Coming up later this week, I'll be sharing a simple quilt tutorial for my sweet girlie quilt and there will also be a giveaway some time this week, too!!  Hope you all had a wonderful stitchy weekend!

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations on another pattern completed, Elizabeth! Such a sweet baby quilt, and I love the fabrics you used. I am definitely going to have to keep my eye out for those! Great work!

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  2. Yey! You're on a roll, girly :-) Congrats to you on a beautiful quilt and a beautiful pattern xxx

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  3. Oh! So cute!! I love how it came out and congrats on a great pattern!!!

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  4. Your quilt is great! Perfect for a boy, yet very unique!

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  5. I love this quilt and I would love to see the girls version!

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  6. Super cute! congrats on another great pattern!

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  7. Really cute, Elizabeth! That elephant block is perfect.

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  8. Really cute! Great fabric selection too. I do have a question for you - the quilt looks square yet the finished quilt size is rectangular. Is this correct?

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  9. This is fabulous! Such a cute idea and gorgeous fabrics :-)

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  10. great quilt! it's great that your pattern list is growing!

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  11. so cute!! those fabrics are perfect for a little boy!

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  12. I love that there are boy fabrics coming out more and more... They were tough to find before! What a great pattern!!

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  13. Nice pattern! Your work is always beautiful :) Lucky baby boy to get those hugs and kisses!

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  14. Stunning quilt E! Well done & glad you're feeling better. Jxo

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  15. I think the elephant block is my favorite too ;)

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  16. Great finish, E! Look at you go! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  17. Love this little quilt. I, too, like the cutting and ironing part of putting a quilt together.

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  18. What a way to celebrate the end of a cold. You know how there are butterfly kisses? Now I want to figure out elephant kisses. :)

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  19. Oh it looks fab, and I just love the ellie block!

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  20. Beautifull colours and great design!

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  21. It's so cute! I had an idea a couple of weeks ago for an XO quilt, but then I saw yours, and I like your execution much better than what I came up with. :)

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  22. LOVE the elephant in the X! Also your quilting is great! what a great quilt!!

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  23. How cute is that fussy elephant? Love! I also adore the energy you have at cranking out these patterns--so fun!

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  24. Hey oh! That's really cute, and sure to be a hit with the kiddos.

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  25. You are cranking out the patterns girl! I thought you were sick....:)

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  26. Your quilt wonderful, I love it.

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