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Monday, June 30, 2014

x + x + x, = ??

Three things to be happy about:
(1) a smart phone
(2) vintage clothing
(3) a red stapler

Speaking of red staplers, I've seen "Office Space" several times and it always cracks me up!

I don't have a smart phone or a red stapler or vintage clothing, so I'll be happy about the progress I'm making on my x and plus quilt... even though it's a bit slow.

These are all the blocks I've finished so far, in no particular order...

I know I'm going to be satisfied with this quilt and I still believe it'll be a fuss-free quilt because of the scrappiness which, as you know, I love!

To save time I've been adding corners to a bunch of the 3-1/2" squares (the "x" part), whatever looked good, then matching them up with pre-sewn "plus" parts, but it's not working out the way I imagined.

Some of the fabric combinations don't look so great; time to make a decision...

I think my challenge comes when I use different color values for the "x" pieces... maybe I should stick with all light or all medium or all dark for a single block.

The main thing is, I think I might need to work on just one block at a time but hey, I'm not in a hurry!

We'll see, but I figure I'll need about 90 blocks for a 9 x 10 layout, so the ones I've already done will  fit in with the new ones - whether they want to or not!

Photographs really give you a good idea of how blocks look together...

Gotta watch those ugly fabrics though - they're still ugly!  Sew forth and sew on til later, got more x-ing to do...


  1. Oh, I love the mix you you have - makes this scrapper happy.

  2. I agree!!! Great choice of colour going on.

  3. What is it Bonnie always says, "if it's still ugly you just haven't cut it small enough."

  4. x = + x blocks = a great quilt. I know because I have one and am thinking of making another. I really love the scrappyness. just play with the arrangement. (my son in DC helped me sort mine)

  5. I'm loving thus quilt! Mine - I'm finding myself squashing the urge to rip apart some of my same color, same value blocks I recieved back from a block swap & respect the makers decision to put (some?) Of my fabrics (I gave them some, encouraged swapping theirs, giving variety)... together as they wished. I'm leaving them.
    I will respect their choice....
    Unless I change my mind!

  6. What a fun colorful quilt and I love fun colorful quilts. This is an interesting block that I've not seen before, it's perfect for the fabrics you've used.

  7. Love this colorful quilt. Looks great.


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