This quilt was made using Badskirt's Japanese x and + quilt tutorial, but modified to make 12" finished blocks using Megan's measurements. I used all of the prints from Field Study for the + and x parts, a mix of low volume prints including grays, text prints, and white on whites for the background, and a mix of black and dark gray prints for the ends of the pluses (this black and white bundle would be a good start if you're trying to replicate this quilt). The intentional fabric choices give the quilt a very high contrast look that I love! It feels sort of edgy and strong, and the + and x shapes are very defined and make sort of a lattice pattern when you look at the quilt as a whole.
The quilt is pretty large throw, at 72" square. There are 36 total blocks, 6 across by 6 down.
I quilted down the edges of each of the pluses, and down the middle of each x, using black and white variegated Aurifil 28wt thread, with 50wt black in my bobbin so it would blend in with the back. I had no issues quilting it other than how heavy the quilt was with velveteen on the back! It's bound in one of my favorite text prints, from Architextures.
The velveteen on the back makes this quilt amazingly cozy. I curl up on the couch under it every night! It's so warm!
The back is super simple, but this Field Study print is one of my all time favorites. I want to buy it in voile too!
My husband was a really good sport during this shoot, here he is rolling his eyes at me after climbing a snowbank in snowshoes to get these pictures :)
I think this quilt is my favorite that I've made so far. I'm so glad to finally have made a quilt for myself!
Oh, did I mention that it's signed by Anna Maria Horner? I will tell you more about that tomorrow! :)
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