March 31, 2021 0 Comments

Noughts and Crosses Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

I had a hard time deciding what to make with these fun fabrics! I wanted to make a Rivermill, but I hated the idea of cutting up these beautiful prints. After playing with several mock ups, I finally settled on a Noughts and Crosses quilt. The center squares of this pattern are perfect for fussy cutting, and these prints are perfect to be fussy cut!

Noughts and Crosses Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

For the main fabric, I used the Darling Bouquets print. Combined with the white background, I love the softer, more subtle overall impression it gives the quilt. Plus, the pots are super fun and make a great feature. 

Noughts and Crosses Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

In addition to the fussy cut llamas, I chose the blue and yellow florals to coordinate without being distracting.

And don't worry, I didn't forget about the sugar skulls! I loved this print so much I used it for the backing so I didn't have to cut into it at all! Haha!

Noughts and Crosses Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

I quilted my go-to serpentine stitch about 1.5" apart. I love this stitch because it gives a little bit of extra dimension without free motion quilting. Plus, it's quick!

To finish it off, I used the orange tie dye print for binding. I just love love love this quilt. It would be perfect for a baby girl!

Noughts and Crosses Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

After I finished this quilt, I had just enough extra sugar skulls fabric to make two matching pillows. Adorable, right!?

Noughts and Crosses Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Noughts and Crosses Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts 

 See the entire La Vida Loca collection here! Michael Miller sent me these fabrics as part of their brand ambassador program. :)