September 1, 2015
Barbara's 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.