Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Jane's x and + Quilt Shines Like a Jewel

The late day sun provided the perfect setting for displaying Jane's most recent finish, her drop dead gorgeous x and + quilt. All of its rich and vibrant colours seem to shine like jewels or stained glass, don't they? 

The blocks finished at 10 inches so the quilt is about 70” x 90”. She decided against putting a border on it and I think that was a great choice - none needed. 

It was a fun quilt to piece by hand with the cutting being the biggest part of the job by far. Lots of favourite little bits of scraps that she had been saving found there way into it, including some lovely Anna Maria Horner fabric that she had bought at least 10 years ago.

Says Jane, "I don’t have a backing for this one yet, but I am thinking something “quiet” may be in order. LOL!"

Sipping lemonade while stitching on the deck was an added plus (pardon the pun 😉).

Her palette of choice has definitely been brights and I cannot wait to see this one in person. She would love to do a low volume quilt soon but her stash is sorely lacking on low volume fabrics. I'm thinking that a bit of klepto quilting might be in order....M


Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

This is such a beautiful top! I love all the colors. It does look like jewels or stained glass - but more fun! What an accomplishment to have hand pieced it!

Kyle said...

The colors and the stain glass effect with the light is very special. And hand piecing this beauty is amazing in itself.

Sandy said...

Absolutely stunning, Jane! Can’t wait to see it for real!!!

Frédérique said...

What a gorgeous top, bright and beautiful! A lot of pretty fabrics to look at, and all stitched by hand!
Thank you for sharing and linking up today ;)

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So pretty!!! I haven't seen the X + block done with scrappy Xs before but it really works well here!