Thursday, January 2, 2014

Nordika x+ finished!

Several months ago, I saw a x + quilt created out of Jeni Baker's Nordika collection and immediately decided that I must make the same block with the same fabrics. I had a fat quarter bundle hanging around for a few months and when inspiration hits, I must indulge!

Nordika in Low-Res

So I promptly started cutting and shared a tid-bit here. I actually finished several weeks ago but the holidays and a mini blogging vacation kept me from sharing.

Nordika in Low-Res

Since I can't claim this as my original idea, I won't write much about it, BUT, if you haven't created an x + block or quilt you MUST! There are a couple of tutorials out there but I made mine using this larger block 12.5" tutorial or you could go smaller and use this block tutorial by Badskirt. There is even a flickr group for additional inspiration.

Nordika in Low-Res

Finished size is 60 x 60 inches and quilted curvy lines on HQ Sweet 16. I decided to keep the quilting less dense to give it a nice drape instead of lots of crinkles.

Nordika in Low-Res

I used a spot on grey pin dots by Robert Kaufman and then I couldn't decide on a binding fabric from my stash so went with the same. I then added one of my new labels to the back. I was asked how these wash up and this pic is after I washed the quilt. :) If you want to know more, then read the end of this blog post.

Labels post wash

Nordika in Low-Res


Happy 2014!

Melissa

Oh, I almost forgot...

Big relish helped me out during the Nordika x+ photo shoot and even let me take a few pictures of her in her princess night gown (some days she refuses to take off her princess nightgown and I am perfectly alright with that).

Annabelle Dec 2013

She then asked to take one of me and I said sure. Her first pic was a boob shot...lol.  I then told her to wait until she saw my face on the screen then press the button. Here is what she captured (I edited it to b&w after but did not crop). Maybe I should change this one to my profile pic?

photo by annabelle

Linking up with some of my favorite link parties to the right and Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF!

16 comments:

  1. The quilt and the princess are both beautiful Melissa! :-). And that shot of you is gorgeous! You might have a future art photographer on your hands.

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    1. Thanks so much, Izzy! She was pretty thrilled to even get to hold the "fancy" camera. Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Your quilt turned out beautifully! My daughter also has a princess night gown and she also prefers to wear it above anything else. There could be worse things, right?

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    1. Thanks Janet! Aren't those nightgowns just the sweetest thing? I got a size way too big so she could wear it as long as possible. Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a sweet comment! Have a great weekend!

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  3. you are SO right, after seeing your quilt I might NEED to make the same fabric into the same pattern. I have had my eye on the Nordica fabric!! Your daughter is too cute, a little princess! I agree you have a little photographer there, that is a great shot of you

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    1. Thanks so much, Conni! I just loved working with this collection. There are actually prints in the collection that I don't particularly like, but all together they are fantastic. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This quilt is so lovely!! My kids have been staying in their PJ's all Christmas break...I agree - I'm fine with it too, means less laundry for me!! I LOVE the picture your Big Relish captured! It's perfect and you should totally add it to your profile!!

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    1. Yes, isn't that what Christmas break is all about? But you're right, at least we save time on laundry! I think I will add it to my profile! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

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  5. I love this block...I saw it recently on instagram and have been obsessing over it, and your fabric choices are beautiful:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Christina! It's a fairly simple block to piece and so fun! Hope you give it a try! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment to let me know your did! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Melissa- This quilt turned out great!! Funny thing- I stumbled upon your post searching for Nordika quilts. After looking around, I realized we met at Urban Spools' recent open house. I had the 2 Zip Hipster bag out of Melody Miller's cameras.

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    1. Hi Jeri! Thanks so much! Of course I remember meeting you! I am still daydreaming about your 2 zip hipster bag. Loved your fabric choice! I am so glad you found me and thanks for adding my to your bloglovin. Do you have a flickr page or blog that I can follow? I would love to see what you make with the Nordika! Hope you have a good weekend!

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  7. beautiful quilt and such a pretty little girl, I would want to wear that night gown all day too. Can see your daughter becoming a photographer, very good pic

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    1. thanks so much, Margaret! You are so sweet! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. Your quilt and your little princess are gorgeous!! Thank you for including a link to my pic; I am still way behind on getting mine done, so that's my goal for January!

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    1. You are so very welcome! I am so glad I stumbled upon it a couple months ago. Thanks so much for visiting!

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