September 14, 2015

X-Ceptional Finish


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. 



QUILT STATS: 
  • 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



11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The various low volume, whites work wonderfully with the solids. Happy back to school!

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  2. Great quilting pattern - do you do much marking or go within the block elements as a guide?

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  3. I love everything about your quilt. It is so bright and beautiful!

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  4. Oh, zip love the backing and binding you used! I hope that you can find a rhythm and balance and sneak in some sewing soon, too.

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  5. Oh wow what a beautiful finish!! It's absolutely beautiful and I love the way the fabrics work together:)

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  6. Great quilt! Found your blog through Daisy Aschehoug's Periscope broadcast. I am going to enjoy following you on Bloglovin!

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  7. I really like your color choices for the quilt and the quilting. I have never done dogwood quilting but the I am going to have to try it soon.

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  8. Beautiful colors and quilting. Congrats with this amazing finish!

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  9. I really love how the solids make this pattern shine. Looks amazing! Hope you get some sewing time in soon!

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  10. Beautiful quilt. Love those brilliant colors.

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  11. What a glorious reminder of the summer though! Lovely fresh feel to your fabric choices :)

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