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Puttin' on the X's and O's

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Little quick, easy bed topper

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Quilting Quickly II: Patterns, Techniques & Tips taught by Jenny Doan

Jenny Doan is back teaching more fun techniques using pre-cuts with advanced patterns to make rag quilts, Dresden plates, Drunkard's Path and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Puttin' On The Ritz layer cake pack by Moda in gray; 100% Cotten fabric for backing; polyester batting.

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What are you most proud of? I am proud that after a year I FINALLY finished it! Since it was a quilt for me, I kept putting it at the back of the line of the projects I had going on so I made myself shut up, sit down, and quilt away until it was done. I also like the fact that without meaning to, your eyes are drawn to the black and white squares with the actual Moda fabric acting as the background. Funny how just changing the colors a bit changes the whole look of the quilt. Another thing - I am trying to get better at machine-binding, and this time, I did the best job of it so far. I did a simple zig-zag stitch to finish the binding, but the challenge here is to keep a straight, even stitch so it looks good on both the top and bottom. It's not perfect, but I'm getting there!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a great quilt for a beginner. Fabric choices are limited to your imagination. Jenny Doan gives such good, clear instructions that she makes you want to start right away on any project she's explaining, so go ahead, and start! Just make sure you don't keep putting it off for a year, because when you finish it in a few days, you'll be upset you didn't take a couple of days extra a year ago! LOL LOL

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This is absolutely stunning! I love the subtle colors and the crisp quilting. You indicated that you started with a layer cake. Did you cut it in quarters to create 5-inch squares, or did you use the full 10-inch blocks? I guess the second question would be: What is the finished size?

08/21/2012 Flag

Thanks for the nice words, VHMolter. I used the complete 10 inch blocks, so the final dimensions are about 56 by 65 [I have bad luck with 1/4inch seams, so I up mine to 3/8, hence the smaller final dimensions] I use it as a bed topper for my cats to roll around in and leave all their shedded fur on, instead of on my 'good' duvet. LOL

08/21/2012 Flag

This may be my fav of all your quilts. Love the colors and fabric. Just bought some steel grey fabric.....I may have to go with a similar color scheme now that I see this. Nice job and congrats on finishing!

04/20/2013 Flag

Thanks, Eastern Quilter! I would love to see pics of your version when you finish it. :-) :-) :-)

04/20/2013 Flag

This looks perfect to me! I like the simple pattern which gives a great and classic look. Congratulation and thanks for sharing :-)

05/06/2013 Flag

Thank you! I do like the way it turned out. :-) :-) :-)

05/07/2013 Flag

Love this, your work is wonderful! so neat:) and perfect:)

03/14/2014 Flag

Love it! Great use of the fabrics - the eye is drawn to the black and white centers - didn't even realize at first that it was X's and O's. Enjoy it.

08/05/2014 Flag