Tuesday, September 01, 2015

X and Plus quilt

I've gone back to work for the new school year, so I'll be returning to my spotty pattern of posting.  In the meantime, I've started a fun quilt using the popular X and Plus block.  I've gone through my scraps and stash and I'm using some bright clear colors and black and white.  I'm also incorporating some text prints I've recently collected.  I look forward to sitting down and fussy cutting and sewing a couple of blocks when I have a bit of free time.

The dimensions I'm using:  The center piece is 2" x 5", and the small squares are all 2", including the squares that are halved for form triangles.  The black and white corner squares are 3.5".

Here's a few of my favorite blocks so far:

I finished my Diamonds quilt, and it's bound and waiting for cooler weather.

I used every inch of the fleece remnant I picked for the back.  I had to add a small strip of coordinating cotton to cover the printed selvage edge.


margaret said...

I think I will crown you the fussy cutting Queen you have certainly got some great centres in these blocks. I have seen very few fabrics with text on must look out for some, I am at another quilt show on friday so hopefully though I have said no more fabric use what I have and only buy what is essential but seem unable to stick to my rules!!

Magpie Sue said...

I have some serious catching-up to do on your blog! Won't be tonight though, I'm fighting a migraine (it's winning at the moment). Love the fussy cutting you've done in this new set of blocks!