Oh my goodness, I'm making a quilt from a pattern!
My friend Brenda (of Just a Bit Frayed and Pink Castle Fabrics) got me going on a quilt-along via Instagram hashtag and Flickr group. It's an informal thing where anyone can join at any time.
The tutorial for these "x & + blocks"is over on Badskirt's blog. I think Badskirt's tutorial makes an 8" block. Brenda posted instructions for a 12" block in the flickr group. I ended up going larger.
Why? I have been dying to use this yard of blue fabric from Lizzy House in a way that featured it and I saw an opportunity with this block. A fabric pull (100% stash!) confirmed my suspicions.
I didn't want to cut the blue fabric too small, because I love the little drawings and wanted them to show up whole at least some the the time! So I put on my thinking cap and figured out how to make the block even bigger: 24"square. Here's my little diagram:
As you can see, the constellations fabric shows so many of the fabulous drawings:
Added bonus: 12 blocks = a twin size quilt!