x’s and o’s {a pattern}

It feels like I have been sitting on this design and this quilt for so long {it really only has been a few months!}. I am so excited to announce my new pattern x’s and o’s!


The original baby quilt was made after I picked up a charm pack, some white solid fabric and started to play around with designs in my EQ7 program. This quilt was designed for new babe Ruby and I wanted something that was really sweet but had a modern edge {like her super-stunning-ly stylish mumma!}.



This pattern is available as a pdf download here via the live.love.sew pattern co. shop and has fabric requirements and instructions for both the baby/crib and twin size quilts. Simple design that has a big impact with its lattice-type effect. I love that you get the effect of x’s one way, and o’s the other. Just like a giant game of tic-tac-toe!



I really do owe the final I’ve-got-a-real-quilt-pattern-for-sale status to my husband and some of my closest friends for their amazing support {my husband very much thinks I have a quilting problem…!}. A super big thankyou though must go to Cristina {who also wants to be just like Lori Holt when she ‘grows up’!} – we had been emailing back and forwards this past week about her gorgeous new quilt and her kind words gave me that extra push to just hit ‘publish’ on this one – I am secretly just as scared as I am excited about it all. My only hope is that my readers love this as much as I do, and maybe want to share it with their readers {a few that want to purchase it is also a great bonus!}.




In true celebratory style I am offering a few bonuses for my readers and followers:

Note: This giveaway is now closed – thankyou so much to everyone who left comments, purchased patterns and are following along on this journey – I love you all and am so thankful for your support! 

In partnership with The Fat Quarter Shop {can someone pinch me please!} we are offering a giveaway of a $50 gift certificate to the fat quarter shop and a free copy of the pattern. To enter simply head over to the fat quarter shop’s layer cake page and tell me which layer cake/10” stacker you would use in your x’s and o’s quilt. Winners will be drawn at 5pm on 14 March 2014 {AEST} by random.org. I will give a second entry into the giveaway for those who follow live.love.sew pattern co. – just tell me in a second comment how you follow {bloglovin, email subscription, facebook etc}. Good luck!

Next up is a 50% discount on the x’s and o’s pattern using the code HALFOFF at checkout {offer only valid until 14 March 2014}.


Please email me {via the email button on the sidebar} if you have any questions.

Can’t wait to see your own x’s and o’s project!




{and she signs all her letters with x’s and o’s…!}


  1. Melanie c says:

    Love the quilt pattern!
    I would use Country Girls to make this quilt!

  2. Melanie c says:

    I follow your blog on Bloglovin

  3. Fabulous quilt, great job Keera!
    If I had my choice of layer cakes it would be “April Showers” by Bonnie & Camille, love their fabric line.
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  4. Yay for hitting publish! It’s just gorgeous! I would use the Hubba Hubba layer cake for this quilt :)

  5. I follow using Bloglovin and Facebook xx
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  6. cute x’s and o’s and little toes! Congratulations on a new pattern!
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  7. That is such a cute quilt. I would choose Garden Party Tango.

  8. Angela Smith says:

    I would use April Showers for my x and o quilt!

  9. Angela Smith says:

    I follow using Bloglovin, congratulations on your pattern, so cute and thanks for the discount too!!

  10. Riley Blake’s Rocket Age!

  11. I follow you via Bloglovin’
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  12. I would make this beautiful quilt using Homestead Gatherings by Primiative Gatherings. I really like this pattern.

  13. I am so glad you hit the publish button! The pattern is just great! I think my fave is the April Showers.

  14. I follow on Facebook

  15. Lisa Marie says:

    I like the Hubba Hubba layer cake. The colors are so lovely for spring — and after this long winter, we could really use some spring!

  16. Citrus Marble would be perfect!

  17. I follow by email. Thanks!

  18. I think this quilt would be lovely in April Showers by Bonnie and Camille.

  19. Congratulations on the quilt pattern! What an achievement It is really lovely. I would choose to make it in Storybook by Kate & Birdie. I think that would look really sweet

  20. Such a cute quilt! I think April Showers would look nice in this quilt pattern.
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  21. I signed up to follow you with bloglovin’.
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  22. I follow via bloglovin

  23. I am now a follower via facebook.
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  24. I would use April showers to make your lovely pattern.
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  25. Michele T says:

    Oooooh! This is such a tough choice… I love Bobbins & Bits in Batiks!! Love your pattern too!! Thanks for the chance!

  26. Michele T says:

    I am following you via Bloglovin’ – thanks!!

  27. Sandra W says:

    I think that Chance of Flowers would look awesome in your pattern!!

  28. Hubba Hubba from Me and my Sister Design (Moda)!

  29. I follow you by Bloglovin

  30. I would use Pacific Bali Crackers. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Very pretty pattern! I’d use the April Showers Layer Cake. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

  32. I follow via email :)

  33. I’d use Wallflower!

  34. Email follower!

  35. I think I’d do the Hubba Hubba layer cake with a white background. Excellent pattern!

  36. I’ve been following you through Bloglovin’ and look forward to your posts!
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  37. Marti Taylor says:

    Tough choice, but I think I would use Color Me Happy by V&Co. Such a fantastic pattern, thank you for the chance to win!

  38. Facebook:)

  39. Bethany says:

    I would make a quilt with the Color Me Happy fabric from V and Co!

  40. Bethany says:

    I am a new follower via bloglovin!

  41. Vicki H says:

    I would use Chance of Flowers for my quilt.

  42. Vicki H says:

    I follow with bloglovin.

  43. Sandy K says:

    I love 30′s Playtime 2 Layer Cake.

  44. Diann Cornell says:

    Congratulations on your pattern. If I were to make it, I would choose Pacific Bali Crackers.

  45. Lori Morton says:

    Ooooh…hard choice!! Loooove this Quilt!!! Would make in Mirabelle! tho…. Awesome!!

  46. Lori Morton says:

    I follow thru Email : )

  47. I’m very smitten by the April Showers line right now. Thanks for the chance!
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  48. Tidepool Bali Crackers Hoffman Fabrics

  49. I follow you via bloglovin

  50. I would use April Showers!

  51. Bee My Honey could be very cute

  52. Following along on Bloglovin’

  53. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Congratulations. I would use Mirabelle Layer Cake Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics to make my xs and os quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  54. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I follow you by bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  55. I would love to use the April Showers Layer Cake for this project! I love this pattern btw, I love how cute-looking they are! So simple but so cute
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  56. I follow you on bloglovin’
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  57. I love the April Showers Layer Cake.

  58. I follow you via Bloglovin (Pippirose)

  59. What an adorable quilt! I’d love to make something with Mixed Bag.

  60. I’d use homestead gatherings. Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. I would use Garden Party Tango. Nice pattern, I like it.

  62. I follow you on BL.

  63. I’d use April Showers:)

  64. Debby Warthen says:

    I would love to have the Bee My Honey layer cake to make a Double Slice Layer Cake quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. I’m a new folllower via bloglovin – you are so right, simple pattern with a big impact!

  66. I would use April Showers too, enough of this snow nonsense already
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  67. Chance of flowers would be my choice. I think it would make a very happy quilt.

  68. i would use “pepe in paris”
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  69. I’d definitely choose April Showers, thanks for the chance!
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  70. Looovee this quilt!! So pretty, simple, and classy. :)
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  71. Hi .
    I just wanted to tell you that I have made a version of your quilt Fancy using Indigo Crossing.
    Thank you so much for a wonderful design :-)
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  72. Beautiful quilt! Congrats on your pattern release! I would pick April Showers for the Layer cake.
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  73. Congratulations on having a pattern up for sale, that’s fantastic! And it’s a lovely little pattern too. I’d pick a Colour Me Happy layer cake. Thanks for the chance to win, and well done for teaming up with the Fat Quarter shop!
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  74. Most beautiful and lovely Fabrics!

  75. Michelle Nexon says:

    I would use April Showers, super cute :)

  76. Michelle Nexon says:

    I follow you via email. And super glad I do! So inspiring, and fun to follow.

  77. Sylvia Anderson says:

    I’m thinking that, Color Me Happy, would be my choice for making this charming quilt for one of our great granddaughters. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  78. What a beautiful quilt! I would love to use the Front Porch layer cake to make my own version. Thanks for the chance to win,

  79. Great pattern! I think it would look great made with a Mormor by Lotta Jansdotter layer cake!
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  80. I love this new pattern. I think it would be bright and beautiful in Hubba, Hubba.

  81. Definitely the Bee My Honey layer cake!

  82. I like your facebook page. :)
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  83. Very Pretty!!

  84. Chance of Flowers would look lovely in this fabulous pattern! Thank you so much for sharing at the Let’s Bee Social linky party at Sew Fresh Quilts!
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  85. I follow via Bloglovin’!
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  86. Lena Yakim says:

    April showers would be great with this pattern! Thank you for the chance!

  87. Lena Yakim says:

    I follow you on Feedly.

  88. I like bali tidepool cracker —I guess they don’t do cake in bali

  89. I started following via bloglovin

  90. Awesome!!

  91. I would use April Showers for this great pattern.

  92. I would either go for Wishes, or wait until Solstice comes out in May to make a gorgeous Christmas quilt.

  93. I’m following you via email.

  94. omg. Tidepool Bali Crackers. Drool.
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  95. Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance
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  96. I would use April Showers. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  97. Rocket Age!! Lovely quilt

  98. Brenda Hulsey says:

    Such a pretty quilt and what cuties you have sitting on it!

    I like the Bartholo-Meow’s Reef Layer Cake Tim and Beck for Moda Fabrics

  99. Elaine Satterfield says:

    Love your quilt! I would choose a Scrumptious layer cake! Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Elaine Satterfield says:

    I follow you via Facebook!

  101. Very pretty quilt Keera and Congratulations on a published pattern! Woohoo! I love to see this and hope I’m not far behind you… Jumped over from Gemma’s. Best of luck with it – just beautiful!
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  102. Thanks for the giveaway. I would use Vintage Happy Layer Cake.

  103. Kimberlee says:

    I’d pick Table for Two

  104. Kimberlee says:

    Super cute quilt!! I follow on Facebook :)

  105. I think I would probably use the Bartholo-meow layer cake :) Great pattern :)

  106. Congrats on the pattern and Fat Quarter Sponsor! I think I’d use the Sea Holly Bali Cracker pack. I’d probably change my mind six times before I actually order, though. Just being honest!!!
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  107. I’m a new follower through Bloglovin’!
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  108. barbara woods says:

    beautiful quilt

  109. barbara woods says:

    Follow by gfc

  110. Kathleen Lambert says:

    Congrats on the new pattern, it’s adorable. I would have many choice to do your x’s and o’s quilt. April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda, Bee My Honey by Mary Jane Butler for Moda and Country Girls by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs. Too hard to decided which one so would just have to do one in each fabric…lol

  111. Kathleen Lambert says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin, FB and Pinterest. Have a great day and thanks for participating in the giveaway.

  112. Gorgeous quilt – I love the pattern!! I think I would use Color Me Happy :)

  113. I am an email follower :) Wonderful pattern!!

  114. This is such a beautiful quilt Keera!! pattern writing is lots of work. I’ve been thinking of starting to create patterns for my original designs as well, it’s just hard to find the time to do it!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
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  115. What a delightful pattern. And delightful pictures! The children are certainly enjoying the quilt. I would love to use the Tidepool Bali Crackers layer cake for this lovely quilt. Thanks for the awesome chance to win, and thanks for your inspiring blog!

  116. I’m following you on Bloglovin. Thanks again!

  117. barbara corbitt says:

    i love this quilt pattern. love your quilt, it is beautiful. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  118. barbara corbitt says:

    i am a new follower via email. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  119. April Showers would look so sweet!
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  120. Nyla-Jean says:

    Super cute kids! Quilt is super cute, too. :) Fabrics – “On Time” maybe, or “British Invasion” or . . . How does one pick?

  121. I would use Rocket Age!
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  122. I follow on Bloglovin!
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  123. Susan Stanton says:

    Your quilt looks quick and easy. That’s the type of pattern I like! I just love the new Mirabella fabric line. Would love to get some of that and make a quilt!
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  124. Congratulations! That’s a great pattern and beautiful quilt! I like storybook!
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  125. I follow on bloglovin!
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  126. Jenni Hunt says:

    Such a pretty quilt! I think I’d choose a Color Me Happy layer cake by V and Co.

  127. Jenni Hunt says:

    I am following your blog via e-mail now, too!

  128. Melissa H says:

    I like Color Me Happy! melcrafts (at) hotmail (dot) com.

  129. auschick says:

    I like this one: April Showers Layer Cake
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  130. A Beautiful Thing 10″ Stacker
    Zoe Pearn Designs for Riley Blake Designs is my choice! It was super hard to choose though, so many cute layer cakes! :)

  131. following you on bloglovin :)

  132. Susan Paxton says:

    Love your x’s and o’s quilt. I love to sew and mostly make quilts for family and friends and me of course. I think I would use bobbins and bits batiks for my quilt. Thanks for your blog and the chance to win!

  133. This is gorgeous Keera! Very hard decision. I would use either the Summer Breeze or Hubba Bubba.

  134. I follow on both Facebook and Bloglovin. x

  135. Sania Bradford says:

    Lovely pattern, Keera! I like the colours in Plum Sweet by blackbird designs.

  136. Love batiks, Seaholly Bali crackers by Hoffman would be my choice.

  137. I have an email subscribtion.

  138. Your pattern is lovely! Good luck.
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  141. I love the Pacific Bali Crackers. Those shades of blues are gorgeous.


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