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November 14, 2020
Back in February, I hosted my first quilt along with my Noughts and Crosses pattern. When the QAL ended, I packed my quilt away to prep for our move to Michigan. Well, I finally pulled the quilt out, got the binding added, and took some pictures. I am excited to finally share the finished quilt with you!
When I first saw this black plaid from the Riley Blake Winterberry line, I knew I had to make a Christmas quilt with it. I loved this print so much that I bought a five yard cut of it. FIVE YARDS. What can I say, it was an impulse buy after the Christmas season and it was getting hard to find. That's okay though, there is plenty if fabric leftover to make stockings, a tree skirt, and maybe a couple of pillows.
For my Christmas quilt, I used the plaid as my feature print and paired it with Kona colors Evergreen, Basil, and Rich Red. The background is Essex Linen in Metallic Crystal. Photos really don’t do this fabric justice, the sparkle is so pretty in real life.
The quilting was done by Jill of J. Coterie Quilting. I let her pick the panto and she chose the fun starburst/snowflake design. Jill also carries a selection of minky to use as backing, so I asked her to back it with a black minky. Oh my goodness, it is so soft! My toddler has claimed this quilt as hers and has also requested that all my quilts be the “cuddly kind” from now on.
The original Noughts and Crosses pattern doesn’t include borders, but I added a 5” border on all sides for this one. I wanted it to be just a tad bigger so I can cuddle up with my family on the couch with it. Let's be honest though, I really just wanted more blanket to cocoon myself with. (I'm not a very good at blanket sharing!)
You can find the paper pattern here and the digital pattern here if you’d like to make your own. If you do, tag me in instagram with #noughtsandcrossesquilt and @runningstitchquilts so I can see!
But now, pictures!
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