X Marks the Spot

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X Marks the Spot is the newest quilt from my studio.  It's a scrap quilt, though it sure looks more planned than the most recent scrap quilts.  These scraps are lefover from Ryan's Stars.  I love how a different plan leads to a totally different quilt.  

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This includes red, turquoise, white and grey novelty prints, including pick-up trucks, trailers, chairs, hedgehogs, smiling mugs and typewriter keys.  I had planned to give this away, but now I like it too much.  It'd be a great baby quilt!X Marks the Spot (3)The X block was found in a scrap bag I bought last fall in Michigan.  The rest of the blocks were made with a 2 by 2 technique, a slightly quicker version of log cabin because you can sew two sides before having to press.  I also make the blocks in sets of two, so I can chain stitch, cut, chain stitch and don't have to even use a leader scrap.  X Marks the Spot (4)

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I have to say the back is another favorite. I am really drawn to simple designs these days.  The block in the back turned out too large to trim to 9.5 inches like those on the front.  Too large, that is, if I wanted to preserve the outer prints, which I did.  I quilted it with a simple machine meander, to get it done and because I'm pretty sure it will be a baby quilt some day.

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This is another busy week, so posting will probably be sporadic.  Quilt!Knit!Stitch! starts Thursday and I'll be there.  Then, our guild show is this Saturday.  If you are local, be sure to stop by!  I will be selling lots of magazines, books, fabric scraps and notions along with lots of other sales stuff from other guild members.  The quilt show should be quite wonderful too!  This quilt will be there.  Hope to see you there!