Yay! My X-ceptional quilt is finished! At the end of this summer I got some serious sewing done and still catching up on blog posts. With a busy beginning of the school year, it has been nice to have pictures in the queue. This quilt was from the Fat Quarter Shop's Summer Book Tour. I showcased a book called Quilted Living by Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs. Awesome book, it took me so long to decide which pattern to choose, but in the end I am so happy with the X-ceptional pattern. Here is my earlier post about the project.
For fabrics I used a bundle of Kona solids called Rhonda Ruth, it's a coordinating bundle to go with the release of Elizabeth Hartman's new line of fabric. The colors were lush, saturated, and amazing. I also mixed in some prints, linen, and low volume from my stash. The binding is done in a Lotta Jansdotter navy print found a Joann Fabrics. The backing in s a Joel Dewberry print. I am in love with everything about this quilt, which almost never happens.
- Finished Size: 66 inches x 66 inches
- Pattern: X-ceptional by Gerry Robinson
- Fabric: Rhonda Ruth, and stash fabric
- Batting: 80/20 blend
- Thread: Connecting Threads - Parchment
The top is quilted with a dogwood flower. I feel as though it's an easier free motion pattern. This pattern is also one of my favorites and whenever a quilt as a 4 inch square it's my go to quilting. Also using a blend for the batting helps the quilting show a little more. Now I have been quilting more designs its nice to have them show up! Hope everyone is enjoying some back to school sewing, it's been the opposite for me :(
- Patch & Chels