Friday, November 30, 2018

BasiX Quilt Finish!

I am so excited to share my BasiX quilt!!!    This has been on my To Do list for so long,a ndn ow I get to cross it off, and it's just such a happy finish which makes crossing it off the list all the more fun!!!   And of course, you know when it is in Red, White, and Black it means it's another Alma Mater  quilt,  yippee!!!

So about the BasiX, You might recall from back here,  that there was a BasiX Ruler in the October Sew Sampler box.   And as I mentioned, I have wanted to make one of these for so long, as soon as I got the ruler out of the box, I knew I wanted to make one and I always need Alma Mater quilts, so I started sewing up strips in Red, White, and Black.   And now, it's all done.   And it really went so fast and was so much fun to make!!!!

I found a few helpful hints while making this quilt, and did a little BasiX Ruler  rundown/tutorial over here.  Just in case you want to make your own, the cutting hints might help you speed things up ;)

My quilt is made of 42 Blocks in alternating black and white stars, which I just love because it makes those cool secondary stars that are black and white in the same star.   It really makes for quite the memorizing design. 

When it came time to quilt it, I opted for one of my all time favorite, swirls ;)   Ya just can't go wrong with them.   And I think it really helped to soften all of those angles a bit.    And if you haven't noticed, I just love using Red thread on these Black, White, and Red quilts.  I think I have used red thread on the last 5 ;)   It just pops!!!

And that is my BasiX finish.  It measures 54 1/2" x 63 1/2" so it will be the perfect lap size to cheer on the team.   But of course, it is also a great size for snuggling up in  front of a fire with a good book.   I am just thrilled with how it turned out, and I know I will be making more BasiX quilts in the future.   It was just so fun and fast, and we all know, those are my two favorites!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!

Linking up this quilt top finish to Sarah's and Myra's ;)

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love the red quilting!

  2. Exactly what Alison said! I have the first X block ruler that came out and love using it, although I have not for a while.

  3. This is really pretty Melissa. I love the blocks!!!


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