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