Monday, November 7, 2022


The MQG has a category for the upcoming QuiltCon for quilts with an X (or a plus) to represent the ten years since the first QuiltCon.   And I love quilt challenges so I couldn't resist giving this one a try.

My very first QuiltCon was in Savanah in 2017.  I felt like I found 'my people' and I've never looked back.  (I had just joined my local guild right before the show too.)

This quilt was a great opportunity to play with a large scale paper pieced block.  The initial version of the block brought all the points together to one spot.  While it looked good on paper, the giant traffic jam of fabric didn’t work well in practice.  After a bit of rework, the final design, color placement and quilting help the center X to jump to the front.

I quilted with matching thread all different designs with my walking foot inside the X. Doesn't the back look cool? And for the record, I was not trying to get the backing seam line down the center of the 'x' because I didn't want the extra stress. But look how close it came!

Decade measures 29.5" x 34.5". Happy Anniversary QuiltCon!

P.S. I had a really tough time photographing the quilt so the quilting lines shows up.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. It's fantastic! Congratulations on an amazing and unique quilt! The backing looks at interesting as the front!

  2. Your interpretation of the challenge is beautiful, Patty; the X just glows and I love the quilting! Good luck, I hope it is selected for the show.

  3. Another gorgeous quilt. I love it!


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