August 31, 2016

X Marks the Spot Pattern Launch!

My X Marks the Spot mini quilt pattern is now available for sale! This mini quilt finishes at 26" x 26".
X Marks the Spot Mini Quilt Pattern | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com



People say that quilty inspiration is everywhere and this quilt really proves that! Last spring Alyce, of Blossom Heart Quilts, hosted the DIY Design Challenge on Instagram. If I remember correctly, for the first week her instructions were simply to take pictures of whatever you saw that could serve as inspiration for a quilt. Well, one day that week I went for a walk and discovered that someone had taken orange spray paint to all the manhole covers. I immediately stopped to snap a picture. I'm sure anyone looking out their window thought I was crazy, stopping in the middle of the road to take a picture of a manhole cover!
 Quilt design inspiration | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Well, crazy or not, from that picture came this quilt design :)
X Marks the Spot Mini Quilt Pattern | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
As a side note, this quilt has been ridiculously hard to photograph! I think it has something to do with the background being mostly white, which throws off the white balance. Most of the pictures either make the quilt look dingy or like it's glowing. I really need to spend time learning how to use my camera better so I don't have such a hard time. Or maybe I just won't make white quilts ;)

The x's are pieced into the spots and the spots are appliqued onto the background, so the quilt comes together really quickly.
X Marks the Spot Mini Quilt Pattern | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
X Marks the Spot is a great way to use up a few of those never-ending scraps. The strips needed for the x's are only 1" wide (for the small spots) and 1 1/2" wide (for the large spots).

Download your copy of the pdf pattern through either my Etsy shop or my Payhip shop now!

If you make your own X Marks the Spot quilt, I'd love to see it! Tag me @devotedquilter if you post a picture on Instagram, send me a link to a blog post or even just email me a picture (devotedquilter at gmail dot com).

11 comments:

  1. Nice pattern + mini (so much texture)!

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  2. There is no end to inspiration...its everywhere! This is a beautiful quilt, I love the 'X' and with the circles, its perfect! It can be so hard to photograph some quilts, but you did great!

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  3. This is darling! I always love seeing how you quilt your mini quilts.

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  4. I love the inspiration for the quilt, and your quilting of the mini is fantastic, Leanne. Congratulations on the finish and pattern release!

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  5. Great pattern Leanne, you never know when inspiration will strike.

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  6. The X is lovely. It has made a wonderful mini.

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  7. Beautiful quilt!
    It just shows you what wonderful things can be created from taking a second look at the ordinary. Great job!

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  8. Love the way you quilted it, Leanne! Whimsy meets straight lines, love that!

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  9. Very cute! I've had the same photography problem with quilts that have high contrast. Not sure what to do except make sure to take pictures in a shady spot.

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  10. Talk about inspiration comes from everywhere! This story is impressive...I love that you took such a simple object/idea and turned into a great quilt.

    Hey, that photography problem...my reason for not using white very often. No, wait, I wouldn't be able to use any color if that were the case. lol It's really just the lack of photography skills in my case.

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  11. So cool, Leanne! I love the background story -- from inspiration to finished quilt -- it's great! Love those purples! I hear you with the photography challenges. Red is hard to photograph too. LOL!

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