Friday, November 1, 2013

My number is up!

It is my month to be Queen Bee of the Scrap-Bee-Licious quilting bee and I knew pretty much from the start that I wanted to to the X and + block, aka X Plus block.  I was inspired by this beautiful AMH X Plus quilt made by Holly of Bijou Lovely.  Since we've been in major move mode (which I talked about here) for the past month, I didn't have too much extra time to put towards dreaming about all the potential color schemes that I could request.  I did, however, have the chance to look through all my fabric as I carefully and sadly packed it away to be shipped across the waters and found an inspiration piece.


Liberty of London, Bloomsbury Collection, Copeland, Magenta Teal

So, my idea for the X Plus block is to use a dark gray-ish neutral print (see the left 3 prints below) for the Plus edges and to use a cream-ish neutral print (see the right 3 fabrics below) for the background of the X's.

Then I pulled fabrics from my stash to coordinate with the other colors in this print.

To make this block, I used the tutorial from Badskirt's blog, which can be found here, but to get a 12.5 in. unfinished block, I used the dimensions provided here and also here.  

This is the block that I came up with...

I don't love this color combination by itself, but I didn't have time to make another one.  I think it will look better once it joins its brother and sister blocks that my bee mates will be sending me.  I can't wait to see the blocks everyone comes up with!