Friday, August 10, 2012

Free Pattern Day: Plus and 'X' quilts

Among the easiest of all quilt blocks are those that make 'plus' and 'X' designs. The strips can be made either skinny or wide, and the symbols can be centered, off-center, or tessellating.  The X's are sometimes combined with circles to make "hugs & kisses" quilts, and if the X's are continuous they make lattice designs. This post was updated on June 20, 2015. Here are the free patterns!


Through the Lattice quilt, free pattern by Patti Carey for Northcott Fabrics


King's Cross quilt, 60 x 60", by Tara Faughnan at Michael Miller Fabrics


Just Kisses quilt, 47 x 59", free pattern by Janice Zeller Ryan for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Hugs and Kisses quilt, 41 x 52", free pattern by Sue Pickering for Windham Fabrics


Criss Cross quilt, 56 x 66", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs


"Nough Said" Layer Cake quilt, 67 x 67", tutorial by Cindy Sharp for Moda Bakeshop



Kisses and Hugs
, 38 x 50", free crib/wall quilt pattern by Caroline Reardon ar Quiltmaker Magazine


Double Cross quilt by Pam Rocco for Quilters Newsletter


Positively Perfect Nap Quilt by April Rosenthal for Moda Bakeshop


Bella Crossing Quilt by Elizabeth Dackson at Don't Call Me Betsy


Cinco de Mayo by Pam Rocco for Quilters Newsletter


Simple Math Quilts by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Crossroads quilt, ~70 x 88", free pattern by Siobhan Rogers for Windham Fabrics


Uneven nine patch and star quilt by Laura Boehnke at All People Quilt


Hugs & Kisses for baby by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter


Blushing collection, free patterns for quilt and table topper by Margot Languedoc at The Pattern Basket

 

Cape Ann Quilt, free pattern by Oliver + S


Little Apples, free pattern by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics 


Califon four-patch quilt, free pattern by Mark Lipinski for Northcott Fabrics


Tropical Punch by Karen Montgomery for Timeless Treasures Fabrics as seen at Fat Quarter Shop


 Binding Their Time by Sylvia Galbraith Jennings for RJR Fabrics


Happy quilt by Jennifer Heynen, free pattern by Jason Yenter at In The Beginning Fabrics


Winding Walk quilt by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics


Tessellating Crosses pattern by Elisabeth Preininger at Elisabeth's Weblog
 

Hugs & Kisses quilt block tutorial at Little Miss Shabby


Plus Quilt Tutorial by Jeni at In Color Order


Below, Row 1: Adamant Argyle Pillow by KarrieLyne from Freckled Whimsy as seen at Sew We Quilt; Crossing Paths Pillow Tutorial at A Squared WRow 2: Cushion Couture Tutorial by John of Quilt Dad for Moda Bakeshop; Xs Pillow Tutorial by Piece N' Quilt for Moda Bakeshop.



Image credits and links: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. The quilt montage was created by Quilt Inspiration.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

4 comments:

  1. Great.....I say a great quilt collection you've found to inspire me! Thank you and all those wonderful quilt makers who so generously gave us permission.

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  2. What a great variety of quilts these shapes can make! Thanks for sharing all these stunners.

    I've had a cross quilt on my (long) mental to-do list for a while. Eventually...

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  3. I wonder why those + and X blocks are called "Japanese". I am still putting those 240+ blocks together but have never seen a finished quilt in that design.

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  4. Thank you so much for all of these different quilt patterns. You are AWESOME!!!

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