Flying X

Today I am going to finish keep sewing(!) my ‘Flying X’ quilt top. It is one I have seen in the book Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them, by Ruth E. Finley (Introduction by Barabara Brackman). It has caught my eye every time I glance through this book, so it was about time that I did something about it!

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I used to look through a copy of this book when I was at college as it was in the library and when the new edition came out I was excited to be able to have my own copy. The quilt itself does not have a lot of information about sizes ,or even a color picture, so I have made up the  block size myself based on quater square triangles sewn from 5″ charm squares.

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I really like the idea of the 1930’s prints with all the white calico around them!

And don’t forget to look at Tonya’s tutorial for the Baptist fan quilting. Although she does it with thick thread and Big Stitch, the principle is the same for regular fine hand quilting! Give it a try!