The pattern is X-Rated by Carrie Nelson and is in the book Schnibbles Times Two. I actually pieced the top last November, but it's been sitting in an ever growing pile waiting to be quilted. This was just the push I needed to complete it! Instead of a Layer Cake, I used 5 Charm Packs of Independence Trail by Minick & Simpson. I was going for a lap size, but this ended up at 85" square.
I used the pantograph Celtic Braid by Patricia E. Ritter. This was a fun one to use and a fast one as well.
Now that I've worked through all the issues with my frame, this quilted up beautifully - until the last row. When I stitched down the bottom edge, I was in a bit too much of a hurry and managed to sew through my finger several times. It happened so fast, I didn't even realize it until after the needle broke. I am so very grateful it missed the nail!
This quilt coordinates nicely with the one I just finished for our bed. I'm planning to keep it over the back of one of the chairs in there to snuggle under (or just to look pretty.)
To sum it up:
- Size: 85" square
- Fabric: Independence Trail by Minick & Simpson
- Batting: Warm & Natural
- Thread: Aurifil for piecing (#2326) and quilting (#2310)
- Pattern: X-Rated by Carrie Nelson
When I put the quilt over the chair to take a picture, cats started to appear from all directions. If you look closely, you can see 3 of them here...
I'm looking forward to this month's parade. I've already seen some quilts done in some brighter fabrics and they look great. I think this pattern is one that lends itself to so many different types of fabric.
Do to others as you would like them to do to you.
Luke 6:31 (NLT)