Meet the XOXO Quilt. So named for the obvious X's and the little "O's" in the white blocks between them.
I kept the back simple and really love how the quilting shows off so well on the back. I have been fascinated by broadcloth quilting recently and after I finished my quilting I turned this over and thought it has a modern broadcloth look to it. How cool!
Back Quilting Detail
For the wide border I decided to practice my FMQ and just did a few wavy lines and loops. I think it adds some fun to the otherwise linear quilting and I had a lot of fun playing around with it.
Love this shot of the XOXO Chillin.
quilt stats [<-- I've wanted to do that since I started blogging!!!]
size = 46" x 46"
fabric = Soul Blossom by Amy Butler, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, Garden Party by Anna Maria Horner
pattern = x layout inspired by Tula Pink's Kiss Kiss, I saw one image of it and then improv'd the rest
binding = fold-over, a first for me!, if I do it again will fold from front to back as opposed to back to front as I did this time
quilting = by yours truly an off the top of my head design
100 Quilts for Kids Donation
Having just recently moved here from Brooklyn I had no idea where I was going to donate this quilt. As a former juvenile delinquency prosecutor in NYC I know of a ton of charities where this quilt would be happily received in Brooklyn...but in some my new home is in even more need of charitable TLC because there is so much less attention focused on the less fortunate in these back woods areas. So, I was really hoping to find someone to help me locate a family to give the quilt to.
Fortunately, last weekend I was at the annual Apple Festival in neighboring Busti, NY where I noticed a stall with a handwritten sign stating that all proceeds would go to the Children in our County. Being the big mouth that I am I walked right up and asked if they would be interested in a quilt donation and be able to find a local home that would need a quilt for a child. They were so thrilled in my interest in their dedication to local children that they asked me to come to a meeting and speak about the quilt donation! It was only later when I looked up the group online, Kiwanis International, that I learned that it is an international organization that works on behalf of children...what luck is that?! I feel a bit silly being a "guest speaker" but it could be an amazing opportunity to find other people who might want to contribute to the quilt drive in the coming year!
Linking up to Swim, Bike, Quilt! If you have a quilt you are contributing to 100 Quilts for Kids don't forget to link up between Sept 28-30 to be considered for the special prizes! Go check it out...
- rebecca lynne