XOXO Quilt #Moda #Aurifil @abihallcreate

Well I could scarcely help myself the other day, after measuring out some Kiss Kiss fabric for a customer...in a weak moment I busted open a Kiss Kiss  layer cake and got busy stitching up this XOXO quilt.  The pattern from Me and My Sister  is a free download from the designer's website.  You can download yours  HERE.  Please adhere to their allowable uses for the pattern.  This is so quick to put together  when you start with a Layer Cake

I used DOTS TONAL LIPSTICK 35255 23 to bind it .

I used DOTS TONAL LIPSTICK 35255 23 to bind it .

This sweet quilt only took a few hours to put together, a  Kiss Kiss layer cake and one yard of fabric ( I used Dots Cloud 35255-11)  are all you need to make the quilt top. Kits Available

Following instructions in the pattern download, place a  square on the corner of your layer cake square and stitch diagonally across the smaller square.  I use the Clearly Perfect Angles cling and I don't ever have to draw the diagonal lines on the smaller square to stitch on.

Following instructions in the pattern download, place a  square on the corner of your layer cake square and stitch diagonally across the smaller square.  I use the Clearly Perfect Angles cling and I don't ever have to draw the diagonal lines on the smaller square to stitch on.

A handy helper when you're sewing diagonal lines.

A handy helper when you're sewing diagonal lines.

BONUS FUN TIME!  Before you cut away the corner of the square run a second row of stitches 1/4" away from the first diagonal. 

BONUS FUN TIME!  Before you cut away the corner of the square run a second row of stitches 1/4" away from the first diagonal. 

 I used red thread so it would show  in the photo.  

 I used red thread so it would show  in the photo.

 

Then, cut between the 2 rows of stitching to trim away that unused corner. 

Then, cut between the 2 rows of stitching to trim away that unused corner. 

Quilted with Aurifil #2410.  Pale Pink  The Quilting design is 'Whole Lotta Love' by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz

Quilted with Aurifil #2410.  Pale Pink  The Quilting design is 'Whole Lotta Love' by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz

 This will create a Half Square Triangle (HST) that you can use in another project.  I confess that I am often too lazy to do this extra stitching, but this fabric is SO cute I didn't want to throw away those corners 

 This will create a Half Square Triangle (HST) that you can use in another project.  I confess that I am often too lazy to do this extra stitching, but this fabric is SO cute I didn't want to throw away those corners 

The XOXO Quilt needs 36 blocks, so you will create 72 bonus Half Square Triangles!

The XOXO Quilt needs 36 blocks, so you will create 72 bonus Half Square Triangles!

I especially like the Churn Dash block so using some additional fabrics from the Kiss Kiss fabric collection by Abi hall, I fussy cut some lovebirds for my center squares, then  used Lipstick Dots and Cloud dots to create the needed units for my churn dash blocks.

I especially like the Churn Dash block so using some additional fabrics from the Kiss Kiss fabric collection by Abi hall, I fussy cut some lovebirds for my center squares, then  used Lipstick Dots and Cloud dots to create the needed units for my churn dash blocks.

I like to swap out the squares until I get a block I like.

I like to swap out the squares until I get a block I like.

Stitched together:  the 72  leftover corners from your  XOXO quilt are enough HST to make 18 Churn dash blocks! (You'll need to use additional fabric for your center squares and side units.)  What are some blocks that you like to make with HSTs?  (comment below if you'd like to share your ideas) Thanks for reading! - Carol

Stitched together:  the 72  leftover corners from your  XOXO quilt are enough HST to make 18 Churn dash blocks! (You'll need to use additional fabric for your center squares and side units.)  What are some blocks that you like to make with HSTs?  (comment below if you'd like to share your ideas) Thanks for reading! - Carol