Thursday, May 10, 2018

X-Blocks Blog Hop 2018

Hi there, I'm so X-cited to be a part of this X-Blocks Blog Hop hosted by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy.  All of the bloggers have had some amazing projects all week.  I hope you have been checking all of them out.

We played off of one of our current patterns "Open Space" and changed it up just a little bit.


Open Space uses the BasiX template.  We've added some True Grips to our templates to make cutting much easier.  True Grips are a non-slip adhesive ring that you apply to your template.  We put them on both sides of the template as some of our patterns use the template right side up and some use it upside down.  



We constructed our block and are ready to cut using the BasiX template.  But before we cut, we like to give our blocks a spray of Best Press before we cut.  We are working with bias edges and starching it with some Best Press gives it a little stability.






Notice the "X-tras" or cut off triangle pieces.  Don't throw those away.  They are not waste.  You can use them in the border, as a second project, or sew them together and put in a pieced backing.  



We added a few more blocks to make it wider and longer and we substituted the square in a square block with this fun panel of quilting meme's from the fabric line "A Stitch In Time" by Northcott Fabrics.



We also used the quilt block panel from A Stitch In Time for the outer border.  Isn't it fun!


Here is the finished quilt top.  It is available on our website as a kit if you'd like to make one for yourself.  You can order it here.  It's going to look amazing in my new studio.



I thought I would have it quilted and bound for you but the custom quilt I currently have in the frame is "kicking my behind" and I just couldn't get it finished in time to get this one quilted.

We also have a giveaway. Visit each blogger on their day and leave a comment for a chance to win this very generous prize worth over $175. **If you are international and win, you will be responsible for the shipping**



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit my other fellow bloggers today to see the X-trordinary projects created. 

May 10th


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.



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Monday, May 7, 2018

X-Blocks Blog Hop

Hi all, just wanted to pop in and tell you about an X-citing blog hop using the X-Blocks and BasiX templates that is going on right now. 


Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy is the hop coordinator and yours truly, Quilt Queen Designs is the sponsor for this Xtra fun X-Blocks Blog Hop.  Each blogger participating will be using one of the X-blocks templates or BasiX templates.  Some of created their own design and some have used a pattern available for purchase from Quilt Queen Designs.  You can check them out here.  

We've been super busy at Quilt Queen Designs and can't wait to show you our new pattern and kit using the BasiX template and some really fun fabric A Stitch In Time by Deborah Edwards.  


Our hop day isn't until later in the week but don't wait until then to check out these awesome quilts.  They're sure to inspire you to get your template and see what you can create.

May 7th

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