Wednesday, May 9, 2018

X Block Blog Hop



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Opening up this


was sew much fun.
It comes well packaged with two free designs and a place to store your ruler.

The quilt I made is the 




My quilty kitties really enjoyed
this specialty ruler and pattern. 

The patterns for these specialty X Block and BasiX rulers 
not only provide the basic how-to, but they simplify what looks complex
and elevate the quilts to another level.

I am an experienced quilter and designer, but I really needed the pattern instructions 
to help me get the hang of these rulers.

Now that I have the basiXs,
my quilty muse is spinning with the the creative possibilites.



My mind went straight to "bookworm" when I saw the name "wiggle worm"
so this sent me stash spelunking to find this
"Goodnight Moon" fabric I have had for some time waiting for the right project.
All the fabrics in this quilt were from my stash.


I used scrappy gray and white 2.5" strips for the background
that were already cut.
Then I cut 2.5" strips from some of my tonals and small prints.
I love scrappy quilts and this pattern is perfect for using up scrap strips.


The pattern called for sewing strips, adding sashing
and the cutting the X-blocks.


I followed the pattern instructions for piecing and cutting the blocks.




The pattern was easy to follow
and this quilt went together very quickly.



Here is my  Wiggle Worm top
already to quilt ... NOT!
oops! ... where is my seam ripper?

Can you see it?

Hint ... The middle row has a waggle where it should have a wiggle.



After some late night time with my favorite seam ripper,
here is my Wiggle Worm top, 
sandwiched and ready to quilt. 


I quilted with my heavy duty walking foot.



The binding is my new favorite method,
Two-Color Flanged Machine Binding.
Tutorial Here
I discovered on this quilt that my zipper foot is perfect for
stitching in the narrow flange next to the puffy binding.


The finished quilt is 48" by 54"
a good size for a toddler.

Be sure to visit all the bloggers in the hop today
to see all the wonderful inspiration!

May 9th



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Maestro says, "Goodnight, Moon!
Goodnight,  Everyone!"

64 comments:

  1. You nailed it with the Wiggle Worm pattern, it is definitely a bookworm! It is a wonderful quilt!

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  2. What an amazing quilt. So cute! I like your binding very much too! Have a kind day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  3. Perfect fabrics for the wiggly worm Pat. You did a fabulous job, as always :)

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  4. Little ones will love this.

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  5. what a FUN quilt!!!!!! I love it!

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  6. Oh this is so cool! I love the variety of happy fabrics you used.

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  7. Your fabrics really make your quilt sing :)

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  8. What a fun, cute quilt! Thanks for showing how you used the tool to cut the blocks - that was very helpful!

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  9. Very clever design and love the primary color scheme.

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  10. Best Childs Book EVer!! Love the quilt that goes with it!

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  11. Great quilt and one of my kid's favorite before bed books. Thanks for sharing, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  12. Oh My Goodness Pat! Your quilt is so adorable! It is sooo pretty and colorful. I love it. Any child would love to have it ( maybe a grownup would too) Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Wow. Beautiful quilts. I love the ideas of extras. Thanks for sharing

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  14. That's a great toddler quilt! Good eye on finding the "waggle" in your quilt. I did not catch that!!

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  15. Now I have to make one of these!! Love it!

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  16. Absolutely AWESOME ❗❗💚💜💚

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  17. This turned out so adorable, Pat! It's perfect for a baby/child quilt.

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  18. Aww, you won me over on your first picture! I love and adore Good Night Moon, and it was the very first book my great-nephew heard. He was hours old and I read it to him in the hospital. ~smile~ Now I'll go back and read your post! And I'm getting the ruler, just to make your quilt. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  19. What a fun quilt. Personally, I thought the centre waggle/wiggle was a design choice and it worked for me. :) Finished quilt is great.

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  20. You made a fun quilt, and I love it. I am really enjoying seeing all the quilts that people have made using this tool. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Good Night Moon has to be one of my favorite childhood books. I tend buy it as gifts too. Love your fabrics and that wiggle worm design is too cute. Perfect for this quilt. I must admit looking for the "waggle" was like looking for Where's Waldo. Then I realized I was looking at the wrong photo for it! LOL!! What can I say, I've not had enough coffee this am yet!

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  22. I think I might have left the "waggle" alone. It was not too obvious and someone might have thought it was intentional. But I am like that, also. I just finished a quilt (quilted and bound) and I see a place before the binding that I could fix. Not sure if I am going to fix it or not! Very nice Wiggle Worm Quilt!

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  23. I love that Goodnight moon book and your quilt. It's fabulous fun.

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  24. Goodnight Moon was my children's favorite bedtime story and I still love it. What a fun quilt you created!

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  25. Beautiful quilt, the fabrics are so perfect for this fun pattern and the binding ist so nice.
    Bente

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  26. I think the waggle looked pretty good! Awesome quilt. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  27. Too cute! But it would have still been good if you left it as it was. :)

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  28. A beautiful quilt. I must try the flanged binding

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  29. Can't wait to try your flanged binding. And I, too, love to use my zipper foot when I'm sewing on binding. Also when I'm doing some machine quilting, to get right up close to the edge. That little foot I never knew existed has turned out to be one of my very favorite things.

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  30. I never tried the sewing foot with binding, I'll have to give that a try, as I waggle on binding. :)

    I like this pattern, to me it looks like a little caterpillar crawling it's way along the path, so adorable.

    I to think of myself as an experienced quilter, and when it comes to patterns I buy them but rarely read the instruction... but with mine I to also read the instruction.

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  31. This is a great pattern. I like your Book fabric choice. And best of all thanks for the link to the flange tutorial. I want to try that.

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  32. Great quilt fabric choices that would tickle the heart of one of our grandsons. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Love the "worm" quilt....aka caterpillar

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  34. Good night moon was the perfect fabric for wiggle worm. It turned out just too cute! Thanks for participating!

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  35. I love your choice of fabric for this pattern. Looks great!

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  36. My son had a wiggle worm he loved - now 24! Frustrating when we catch those errors but a good thing too. Great quilt.

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  37. Your quilt is adorable. Looks like your cat thinks so too.

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  38. The wiggleworm quilt is so cute.

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  39. Love this! Wiggle Worm is perfect for a little one and will be a treasure! The fabric choices are spot-on and that mistake was hard to find!

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  40. Wiggle worm is one of my favorites. I love your choice of fabrics.https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/PKGbNQf0oCh1QNmkCQjpZgIGwSiEla37bCJwif6kFX

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  41. Great fabric and fun baby quilt. Looks like a fun ruler😊

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  42. Cute quilt! I love the striped binding.

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  43. Awe your quilt is awesome. Love the fabrics too.

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  44. This is one of my favorite patterns for the ruler. I wouldn't even have noticed the boo-boo, if you hadn't pointed it out. It's a wonderful quilt!

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  45. Have to get to making one of these x-block quilts!

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  46. That looks so cute and Goodnight Moon is one of my favorite books.

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  47. Very nice, bright, cheer-y quilt. Perfect for a child.

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  48. Your quilt is DANCING!!! Such a happy one.

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  49. Oh, what fun, Pat. It is amazing. You always make any project look fun and especially this one. I was looking for the waggle instead of the wiggle and I was looking at the corrected picture - no wonder I couldn't find it. When I scrolled up, then I saw it - thanks to your clue. Hope you are doing well. I think I'm finally starting to get the quilting bug again. I did go yesterday and enlarge a hand applique (or fusible) pattern. I thought I could just add more blocks. However, the blocks are offset so it wasn't easy to add go from a twin to a queen. However, I could make the blocks 100% larger and viola - a queen with the same number of blocks. I'll make one block to make sure they aren't overwhelming. It's a quilt for me anyhow. It's applique flowers - all the same design - a primitive flower - I would call it. I plan to try to use all polka dot fabrics in the flowers. When I say polka dots, I plan to use dots in all the fabrics not just dots. That means it might be a paisley that has polka dots in it or a stripe with polka dots in the stripe. I think I need some variety to break up just polka dot sizes. I hope it works out. I plan to use small shirting prints as the backgrounds. You have great ideas, so I'd love your input into my idea. I have been trying to collect some fabric and it is not easy to find the fabrics. "Plain" polka dots are much easier to find and my favorite LQS went out of business last year. The other LQS favored by most quilters in the Tulsa area also sells sewing machines and the owner has the attitude that she is always right not the customer. So, I don't go there unless I just have to do so. Thanks for participating in the hop and as always your inspiration.

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  50. What a neat quilt! Love the Goodnight Moon fabric (and book)! It was perfect for this pattern. Can't wait to use this ruler and make a quilt now! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. What a delightful quilt AND post! You certainly raise the bar!

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  52. Great quilt and beautiful fabric choices!!

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  53. I love that you showed us the mistake. reminds us that we are all do that sometimes. I actually hung a quilt in my sisters room for her yesterday. whe used to have it hanging in her living room, before she movedin with me. It is one I made as a class sample when I was teaching, there is one corner where the block is turned wrong, but no one noticed it till months after it was quilted and hung on the wall!! we left it that way.

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  54. I love your bright colors on this cute design!
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  55. Perfect fabrics for a super fun quilt.

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  56. Such a fun quilt! I love the all the bright and cheery colors!

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  57. Wow very very cool so many color ways and ideas.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  58. That is a colorful and adorable quilt. I'd love to make an X blocks quilt.

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