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X O X Quilt Block Tutorial

I had a cute little Valentine’s Day layer cake I had bought at the quilt market I attended. It needed a home and I wanted to do a little Valentine’s day sewing. Killing two birds with one stone I opened my layer cake and began to get busy. Making a bunch of XOX quilt blocks.

The plan

My Bushel and a Peck pattern is quick and easy. It is layer cake friendly. Plus it makes a great Valentine quilt. So I cut my layer cake into fourths. Found a pretty pale pink in my stash to use as a background. And began to sew.

First I made the X blocks. They take a little longer. Bonus half square triangles were made from the part cut off while making the X’s. I have big plans for another Valentine quilt with those. I will share that creation as soon as it starts to come together.

Next I made the alternate blocks in the pattern. While they are not the same O block featured in today’s tutorial. They give a similar effect. These blocks go together super fast. Before I knew it I was laying them out on my design wall, and auditioning borders.

I’m hoping by the end of the day to have a finished quilt top. I don’t know if I will quilt it with one of the motifs I shared in my video on how to quilt this quilt. Or come up with an alternate design.


Would you like to share a few XOX quilt blocks? They are fun and easy. Plus you could have a quilt top in a day or two. They will make you smile as well as whomever you share them with. Learn how with my easy to follow tutorial.

Make sure to share you blocks with my by email, Instagram or Facebook. I’d love to see them.

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