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.


12 comments:

  1. Nicely done. Great combo of fabrics.

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

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

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

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    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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