21 January 2013

mega XPLUS is pieced!

It was mega fun, and now piecing is mega done!
x and + mega quilt

I can't decide which is my favorite block, but it's probably this one:
x and + block in dotty ombre

In her tutorial for this Setsuko Inawaga block, Badskirt points out that the X-part of the block is most effective when the stripes run to the corners.  This means that with some fabrics you have to cut on the bias.

That had a particularly cool effect on this dotty ombre print! (Don't worry about that large piece of fabric I just cut a hole in...it is already part of another project.)

This watercolor print from Sarah Watson's line is just so cool that I simply cut squares on the bias and didn't do the "X" parts of those blocks.
x and + block in Cascade Agate

I think I will be quilting this soon...I've (a) got a stack of quilt tops building up and (b) need to stick to my plan to quilt one top a month!

If you're interested in this informal quilt along, check out the flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/xandplusalong/pool/
and, if you're on instagram, look for the hashtag xplusalong.


  1. Nicely done. Great combo of fabrics.

  2. so in love with this! that ombre dotty print is fantastic!

  3. Love this! Thanks for posting the dimensions on ig and Flickr!

  4. This is beautiful! Did you enlarge the blocks?

    1. Thanks! Yes, the blocks are huge. The dimensions are in my previous post: http://r0ssie.blogspot.com/2013/01/uncharacteristicbehavior1.html


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