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September 26, 2017

Halloween Mystery Quilt

Hi yall!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Mine was super productive with a lot of stuff I can't share yet, but I did finish up my Halloween Mystery Quilt!

Isn't it great!!!  This was a quilt along mystery hosted by Fort Worth Fabric Studio and designed by Lindsey Weight.  I can't wait to get it quilted.  Here's a closer look at the center.

 Halloween Mystery Quilt

It was a nice relaxing quilt along with nothing too time consuming each week and the results are just so much fun!!

 Halloween Mystery Quilt

That border fabric!!!  Straight from stash.  I really love it!  I picked out the perfect backing over the weekend and cannot wait to finish it up!!

 Halloween Mystery Quilt

I have so many great things coming up to share with you!  Be sure to check back in!

This week I'm linking up with Moving it Forward at Em's Scrapbag, Show and Tell Monday with Bambi, BOM's Away with What a Hoot, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, Fiber Tuesday at Quilting Room with Mel and Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday.  With Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication, WOW on Esther's Blog, and UFO Progress on Jo's Country Junction.  And with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.

September 18, 2017

Modern X's and O's - Tutorial

Good morning!  Have you missed me?  This year has been extremely difficult, and I'll share about it a bit over the next few weeks, but life is getting back to normal and I thought we'd celebrate that with a fun new tutorial!!!  I shared this on Saturday on Instagram in celebration of Sew with a Jelly Roll Day. :)  

Today, I'm sharing my Modern X's and O's pattern.  It's really very easy and doesn't look like your typical jelly roll pattern (I think).  I hope you enjoy.  Let's get started!

First, you need to matching jelly rolls.  Sort your jelly rolls by color.  I used Sweet Baby Jane by Me and My Sisters.  They are older jelly rolls I've had on a shelf for a long time but they are perfect for this one.  In my case, most of my strips are pink and purple.  The yellow and green were pretty evenly matched in a smaller quantity and I had enough white strips, with different color prints, to make up the last set.  

 Modern Xs and Os Step 1

Next, we are making strip sets.  In my case, two matching purples, yellows/greens, and pinks with a white in the middle.  Sew together along the long edges and press.  Take each strip set and sub cut into 14-1/2" squares.  You'll be able to get 2 out of each strip set.

 Modern Xs and Os Step 2

Using the 45-degree angles on your cutting mat as a guide, cut each square in half on both diagonals.

 Modern Xs and Os Step 3

Rearrange your quarters as shown below and sew!  Each 14-1/2" square will make 2 blocks.

 Modern Xs and Os Step 4

It's so easy and they come out just beautifully!  Here are 4 blocks together.

 Modern Xs and Os blocks

I haven't had time to finish up the quilt (since the idea came to me as I was trying to fall asleep last Wednesday, naturally), but here's a mockup I did in EQ7 to give you an idea of the finish.

 Modern Xs and Os Mockup

I really hope you like it and if you make it I'd love to see your version!!!  I'll share more of my recent projects over the next few days.  So glad to be back!!!

Sharing with Em's Scrapbag for Moving it Forward, Show and Tell Monday with Bambi, Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday, and Love, Laugh Quilt for Monday Making.  With Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday, Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers, Esther's Quilting Blog for WOW, and UFO Progress on Jo's Country Junction.