I'm so excited to share this finish today, as its been quite a long time in the making. As I was making my Swoon quilt way back when, I came across a great tip for how to create instant half square triangles when making flying geese blocks. After finishing my Swoon, I had about 150 leftover HSTs, that were sitting in a pile just waiting to be turned into something. They sat and sat and sat, until I arranged and rearranged them on my design wall and this X Marks the Spot block was born.
I didn't have enough HSTs to make 9 blocks, so I decided to make just 4 blocks, and added a small border of white, coordinating solid border and then Kona white sashing to bring it up to just about 40" square, a perfect baby quilt size. I was a little nervous using this much white in a baby quilt, as I'm envisioning spills and stains, but we'll throw caution to the wind on this one and see how it goes.
As for the quilting, I went with my old faithful standard, fun loopy FMQ. This has officially become my go-to means of quilting, and is my preference even over stippling. It's just so quick and easy, and the result I think always looks great. Maybe I'll break out of my FMQ rut with one of these fun designs, or maybe I'll just stick with those fun loopy loops.
I'll be linking this post up to Kati's Slash the Stash June Linky Party. Not only is the quilt 100% from stash, its actually leftovers from another project too!
Quilt Name: Scrappy X Marks the Spot baby quilt
Pattern: constructed using my X Marks the Spot block tutorial
Size: 39" x 39"
Fabrics Used: Assorted fabrics from stash-leftover HSTs from my Swoon quilt, Kona School Bus, Kona Azure, Kona Pomegranite, Kona Chartreuse, Kona White
Quilting: All over loopy FMQ done on my home machine by me
Binding: DS Quilt Collection- Aunt Edna Bias Plaid in pink