Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern

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Noughts and Crosses is here!

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

The Noughts and Crosses pattern comes in 2 sizes: baby (36"x36") and small throw (54"x54"). It is perfect for beginners because you get to practice half square triangles, flying geese, and diamond in a square units. ;)

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Naming patterns is my biggest struggle. I usually ask my husband because he is witty and clever, but he didn't have any suggestions for this one. So I took to Instagram to crowd-source a good name. One person said it reminded her of tic-tac-toe, and I thought that was fun! Then another person said it reminded her of noughts and crosses. To be honest, I had to look up what that was. It is what the English call tic-tac-toe! It was the clear winner for a pattern name!

This pattern is perfect for highlighting a fabric you LOVE by using it as the main fabric. Add in coordinating solids, and you have a stunning effect. You could also choose your favorite 4 color combination and create different effects with different color placement. Using a darker background also changes up the look of the quilt. A couple of my testers did that, and I'll share their photos on Thursday. The possibilities with this pattern are endless!

I made a sample of each size using solids. For the baby quilt, I used muted blues and grays. For the small throw quilt, I used brighter teals and yellows. I want to make a Christmas version too. Hmm...maybe I can get that done before Christmas this year... 

Now for the photos. First up! The baby size. 

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

I think this would be precious for a little boy. 

I kept the quilting simple - just wavy lines spaced about an inch apart - so when it gets washed it will be soft and crinkly. Perfect for a baby. 

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

It is only 36"x36" so it is a good size for tummy time or for keeping a kiddo warm in the stroller. One of my friends is pregnant and doesn't know what she is having. I'm secretly hoping it is a boy so I can send this to her. Shhhh. ;)

Next: the Small Throw size! 

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

I love the brightness of the teals and yellows. The effect of the yellow was what I originally had in mind when I designed this quilt. 

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

The quilting was done by Jill (J.Coterie Quilting) and ISNT.IT.AMAZING!?!

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

We worked together to pick this geometric design and I think it compliments the overall design perfectly. I have always been proud of the fact that I quilt my own quilts on my domestic machine (even it is just straight lines), but using a long-armer takes the quilt to an entirely new level. You can bet I will work with Jill again and again and again!

Seriously. It's so good!

Noughts and Crosses Quilt Pattern by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

 

Come back Thursday to see my testers version!

Click here to get the PDF version!

 

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