Monday, May 7, 2018

Diamond Ribs, an X-Block Quilt

Yeah! The day has finally arrived! Introducing Diamond Ribs,


Diamond Ribs X-Block quilt


my X-Block quilt for the X-Block Blog Hop, hosted by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy.






This is a slightly bigger than the originally posted version when I had everyone vote for their favorite layout.


Option 2 layout

The final quilt has three full rows of diamonds, ending with blue on each side. I wish I had more fabric to make enough blocks to finish off the diamonds on the top, but, it is what it is. Ultimately, some baby will love this!

These blocks were made with strip sets and the X-Block ruler,


X-Block strip sets and ruler

making this a really quick and easy quilt to put together.


X-Block blocks

But what I love most about this quilt is the quilting - check out that ribbing in the diamonds!


Diamond Rib closeup

And guess what? I've got a video on how to quilt those ribs, which can be done on either a domestic or longarm machine - it's that easy!



This simple ribbing design combined with stippling in the blue, and one straight line in the red - WOW!

Oh - can't forget the back. It's my trademark flannel cause I like those baby quilts to have a super soft side. And the binding was just squeaked out with the remaining few bits fabric. Boy was that close!


Diamond Rib closeup and backing

Be sure to visit the other X-Block creations on the hop:


May 7th

May 8th

May 9th

May 10th


News flash! There's a giveaway involved! Visit the blogs and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for this great X-treme Bundle valued at $175! 


X-treme Bundle




a Rafflecopter giveaway


And in a few days, I'll post my second X-Block quilt, Pretty Posies.


Pretty Posie

I'm sure you'll love this one too!

Happy Quilting!



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84 comments:

  1. Love the quilt and quilting! I am going to have to try the ribbing motif!

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  2. Cute quilt! I like the X-block patterns I've seen today and have put it on my list of things to do. Thanks for sharing your ribbing quilt pattern & video too. More inspiration for finishing some quilt tops.

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  3. Very cute, makes me want to get out my X Block ruler-hmmm maybe later!

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  4. Love your diamond quilt ! The quilting is wonderful. Your choice of fabrics really stand out. Looking forward to the second x block quilt ... :-) Pat

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  5. Great quilting, such a pretty quilt!

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  6. Very nice quilt and you are a master at quilting perfectly.

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  7. Beautiful diamond quilt and your quilting is awesome!

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  8. This is beautiful and your quilting makes it look incredible! Love that video, too.

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  9. Susan, what a sweet baby quilt and love the quilting. Great finish! Thanks for participating. I can't wait to see the pretty posies in a couple of days.

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  10. Your quilting looks so pretty on this nice baby quilt.

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  11. Hi Susan! Your quilting is amazing! The quilt is very nice too. Each of the quilts today were so different. I am intrigued by this cutter. Thanks for your post!

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  12. I really like your colors and the quilting designs for this quilt.

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  13. Yippee! You’ve given me a great idea! Looking forward to seeing your next x block design.

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  14. Thanks for the video on your quilting--gave me some great ideas!

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  15. Susan, your quilting is always so perfect and creates just the right effect! I'm loving the X-Block projects and I need to dig out the one I have in a drawer to make something. Love yours!

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  16. Your quilt turned out great. And thanks for the quilting video...the ribbing looks like you used rulers, but I can see it was all FMQ..nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wow, a great baby quilt. Thank you for the quilting motif video. I'll have to try that! I look forward to seeing the posie quilt you made with the template ruler because I just can't figure out how that works.

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  18. Beautiful quilt Susan. I love the quilting you did. Looking forward to seeing your Posie quilt. It looks very interesting. Would love to see how you make it.

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  19. I’m going to have to try this method!

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  20. I love your baby quilt. Love the way you quilted your quilt.

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  21. I always love 30's fabrics. Very sweet.

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  22. Thanks for sharing your quilt and your quilting with us.

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  23. One of my favorite color combos! The diamond quilting is perfect!

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  24. striking pattern! Thanks for sharing your quilt in the hop.

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  25. Your quilt is so different from the others I’ve seen. I’m starting to think I need these templates!

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  26. I love how you quilted your quilt. These rulers are great, everyone's projects are so unique. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  27. Beautiful! I love how the X-blocks can give so many different results, very cool. Your quilting on this quilt is fabulous.

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  28. Just the name of the quilt captures the attention alone!

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  29. what a beautiful quilt for a little one!

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  30. Your color choices are wonderful!! Great job!!

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  31. Wonderful babyquilt and your quilting is so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing the youtube video.
    I do lok forward to see your next x-block quilt, so I´m following with bloglovin.
    Bente

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  32. What beautifully effective quilting you chose! Thanks for sharing the closeup photos.

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  33. Hi Susan,
    I liked this quilt from the get go, but now that I see a closeup of the fabrics!! Even better - those little airplanes on the blue fabric is so darn cute. And I loved your little video of how you quilted that area. It really looks cool - and maybe even I might be able to do that. Maybe. Love this and some baby will be very happy with it. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  34. I love your quilt! This X-Block looks like a lot of fun. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  35. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netMay 8, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    Love your quilt, and your quilting sets it off

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  36. This is an awesome quilt !

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  37. Darling, and your second quilt looks like it will be as well!

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  38. Beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  39. Very pretty project. Thanks for sharing the video on the quilting. I really like that it's not marked or using ruler. (Means I might be able to do it too!)

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  40. Beautiful quilt...love the colors.

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  41. always fun to see your quilts. thanks for the quilting video.

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  42. You wouldn't guess by looking at it that it came from strip sets. What a great design for a baby quilt!

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  43. I have not seen the X-block ruler before - it looks like an easy tool. The quilting really makes the quilt look great - you did a good job. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday, Judy.

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  44. This is darned cute and I think it really highlights the versatility of this tool.

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  45. What a great quilt, makes me want to try the ruler!

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  46. Intriguing quilt pattern and love how it developed. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  47. Wonderful baby quilt design. Looks like a fast one, and sometimes that is just what is needed, when it comes to babies.😉

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  48. Wow. Beautiful quilts. I love the ideas of extras. Thanks for sharing

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  49. I have one of these rulers but never tried it. You made it seem really easy so I am going to try it this week. Thanks for showing it off.

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  50. Thanks so much for showing how the XBlocks work!

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  51. WoW Susan, love this project, the quilting really makes that design stand out and I can't wait myself to try the quilting. I gotta say that binding tho looks absolutely perfect and that you did it by machine is especially a WOW!! I can't wait to see the coming project, it looks very cool.

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  52. OMG! Those quilts are awesome! Love the color choices and 3 quilts for 1. You can't go wrong with that plan. I really, really want to make some of those quilts.

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  53. Great Quilt - thanks for sharing

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  54. Lovely quilt! I am going to have to try those rulers.

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  55. Fascinating. I need to get to work making an x-block!

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  56. Fabulous! I really like that quiltlet. The quilting in the yellow is amazing and I'm going to watch your video shortly. I'm excited about seeing the one on the bottom, too. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Great colors, perfect quilting!

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  58. Great baby quilt! It looks so cuddly.

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  59. That ruler seems to change things around so much.

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  60. I'm amazed at how the X-Block makes such a complicated looking quilt so easy!

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  61. X Block template is so versatile! Love this look. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  62. I love how many design options there are. and thanks for including the quilting demo.

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  63. Why do they call it an X block?

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  64. Your Diamond Ribs quilt is awesome!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  65. how did you create the little ric rac effect in the straqberry?

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  66. So much milage out of this block this is great....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  67. Love it! Thanks for adding the tutorial. :)

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