When Debbie posted the tutorial for her Mini 'X' quilt, I knew I would by making one. I'm not sure why, but I decided it needed to become a pillow. Maybe because I know my track record about how slow I am getting things hung on our walls and I knew I would want this out on display. With a pillow I just have to throw it on the couch, so a pillow it will be!
This was such a quick and fun project. Debbie did an excellent job writing the tutorial. The only thing I changed was to only make 9 x's instead of 12. Also, somehow my top didn't come out as square as it should have, so I had to make my borders a little wonky so I could keep the design centered on my pillow.
The fabrics I used are from Holiday Happy by Happy Zombie. I love the red and aqua and the Santa gnomes are fun, too!
The fabrics were from a bundle of 5" strips that I won earlier this fall. Having those pre-cut strips really helped speed up the process, especially when trying to decide on the back of the pillow. This is actually the first pillow I've made, but it was so fun it will not be the last!
To see some more versions of Mini 'X' quilts, check out the flickr group Quilting with A Quilter's Table.
Linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.