Friday, August 1, 2014

Black & White X Quilt

My little quilting tangent is over and I'm now dutifully back on track with my WIPs. This little X quilt was worth it, though.

It's very hard to photograph, and the fact that my iPhone is my only camera does not help matters.

I hand-quilted in the X-es with black crochet thread, size 10. It was difficult to pull through the quilt layers but I love the chunky hand-quilted look.

I had a bit of a setback when I had the bright idea to use super glue instead of fabric glue to keep one of my too-small seam allowances from slipping out. Yeah... NEVER do that. It became a hard mass and I ended up having to cut the whole corner off and completely re-do it.

As I mentioned before, the bottom right X is a very subtle light blue. Love that little off-beat detail.

I made this quilt for my Etsy shop, which is currently empty so I won't post a link just yet. I had in mind the developmental benefits of a baby staring at black and white graphics. It's a small quilt, but perfect for a wall hanging over a crib, a play mat, or those unexpected little naps in random places. Although, I must admit that I also really love how it looks in my living room!

Linking up to CrazyMomQuilts for Finish It Up Friday. By the way, I LOVE her little connections quilt top!!!