Monday, October 7, 2013

jumping on another bandwagon

Several months ago I pinned this tutorial and vowed I would try out the Japanese X and + block. There were quite a few quilts of these popping up all over blogland and I was intrigued. Well it took me quite a while to hop on the bandwagon, but the other day I finally sat down to make one block. And this happened....

Twelve blocks! All made from my stash (except for a couple of fat quarters of gray solids I bought, so I could mix up the triangle colors). And then I decided to make one big block to mix in with the others...
 And that made me happy too.

So there you have it. Once again I have been sidetracked by things not on my "must do" list. Sigh. More of these to come....

8 comments:

Sally said...

I love your colorful blocks! I think these are the best version of this block that I have seen so far!

beth said...

Beautiful! What a happy quilt this will be!

Melissa said...

Those look like fun! I've stuck to my to-do list today but have been sneaking in some blog reading, magazine thumbing, and book reading along the way! :>)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Cute!! Love all the colors.

Maria said...

Oh gorgeous are those blocks...
And I also see I missed the cute Fall stitchery . Don't know how that happened.
Will down load tomorrow.

akainik said...

Beautiful blocks! Congrats!

Chris said...

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Carla said...

What a fun quilt THAT is going to be ; ). Turquoise and orange is a favourite Color combo of mine. Have fun with your blocks