To complete the X-Box quilt top, I chose quarter-square triangles for the alternate blocks because I like the secondary design they produce.
First, make four quarter-square triangles.
Add borders to each block.
Position all your blocks in sewing order. Sew the blocks together in groups of three. I find it helpful to pin where seams need to match up.
Press the new seams of each row so that they butt up against the seams of the row they will be sewn to. For example, first row pressed to the right; second row pressed to the left; third row pressed to the right.
Sew the rows together. (I pressed the row seams open to distribute the bulk.)
Add a contrasting border if you like. My outer border measured 3 inches.
Press the quilt top carefully, put together your quilt sandwich, and quilt as desired.
I quilted X-Box in a close diagonal grid pattern, using a wavy stitch and Valdani 50 wt. cotton thread (Color 6). The stitching is about an inch apart.
Here’s a close-up of the quilting.
Another happy ending with a colorful quilt for a little boy (or girl).
It’s seems so effortless to make quilts for girls since most fabrics just “work.” Boy quilts, on the other hand, take a little more planning on my part. Have you found this to be true?
Have a great week of quilting!