24 weekend sewing.

2.12.2013

I finished quilting my x plus quilt this weekend!  
The velveteen backing feels so amazing.  I cannot wait to wrap up in this quilt on the couch.  Some people have been asking how it was to quilt the velveteen, and honestly I feel like it was just as easy as a normal quilt if not more so, provided it's basted well.  I used a lot of pins!  The feed dogs grip the velveteen as it's going through the machine and pull it along really well.  It is heavy though, so I had to make sure it wasn't getting stuck due to the weight while quilting.
I kept it simple and quilted along the edges of the pluses and through the middle of the x's, and I'm happy with how it turned out.

I used Aurifil 28 wt variegated black and white thread on the front.  I like how it looks but I wish the stitches looked more defined in the black areas like they are in the white.

It's all squared up and ready for binding!  I've got a few options but I'm leaning towards this Architextures text print.  I like the way it ties in both the blacks and whites!
Shouldn't be too much longer before this quilt is finished!

24 comments:

  1. i love this quilt so much. seriously. so. much.

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  2. It looks absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see it all finished up!

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  3. What a beautiful work of art! What are its measurements?

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  4. I love this so much! this will definitely be my inspiration for my try at an x + quilt. i really love how you quilted it too. all around amazing.

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  5. Holly, this is so lovely. I really have to make this pattern...it looks so spectacular done up!! I'll just bet that velveteen backing is lucious...Julierose

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  6. So beautiful! I bought yardage of that blue and purple print in the quilting cotton to use as a quilt back at some point, but now I am wishing I had bought the velveteen.

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  7. I am so in love with this quilt ! The colors are vibrant, it's incredible !

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  8. This may very well be my favorite x plus quilt. It is incredible.

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  9. Gorgeous!! Love how you did the colour placement for the blocks and the quilting!

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  10. This is so gorgeous, and is definitely one of my most favorite quilts ever!! I just love it!!

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  11. Amazing, I keep thinking I don't like this block much and then I see a photo of your quilt at the next stage. And the velveteen is such a perfect touch!

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  12. Ah, yes. This one is a winner. The velveteen, the prints you chose, and any of those bindings. Gor.geous.

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  13. Wowwwww! I don't even know where to begin! I only started quilting last week (and don't have a sewing machine, so I'm doing it by hand), so this has blown...my...mind!!! Beautiful!!!

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  14. wow! That's so beautiful .... I love it :-)

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  15. I love this, and seeing your quilts always makes me try to quilt. Then I start working on one and it is total chaos. I will stick with drooling over yours.

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  16. What a wonderful quilt you have made. This is one of the prettiest I have seen. Your hard work and care has been rewarded with an awesome quilt. Congrats to you.

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  17. Beautiful! I really like how your use of color/contrast created an overall pattern in the quilt top.

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  18. Oh, wow, this is turning out better and better at every stage. I love the velveteen backing and the choice of Field Study is perfect! Did you start with a fat quarter bundle or half yards? Your low volume background and the darks for the "plus" ends really emphasize the values. First place award!

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  19. Just gorgeous! I love this block and one day I'll get around to making a quilt with it as well. This winter I finished a couch quilt with silk batting and it is super warm and has lovely drape. I used a gorgeous heather grey flannel sheet for the backing - I love it. Try that next time you want a warm, snuggly quilt!

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  20. This might be my favorite x+ quilt! It's really great. Love the fabrics and the quilting.

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  21. Wow! I'm just finding this quilt and love it! I've been wanting to make an X-+ quilt and yours speaks to me in such a great way. Can you tell me if you followed a pattern and, if so which one? Thank you for some exciting inspirations!

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