Red and white – blocks 10, 11 & 12

Three more finished blocks for the red and white Xs quilt.

Block 10 is At the Depot:

Block 11 is Wheel of Chance:

Block 12 is Cross Roads to Jericho

At some point I’m going to have to come up with a plan to compensate for the fact that some of these blocks finish at 10″ and some at 10 1/2″ but in the meantime it is fun to find all the different ways to make an X block.

All these blocks are coming from this book:


12 down, 489 to go!

Previous blocks are here (8 & 9), here (6 & 7), here (4 & 5), here (2 & 3), and here (1).


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6 thoughts on “Red and white – blocks 10, 11 & 12”

  1. I own several of Judy Hopkins’ books, but not that one! Guess I need to go shopping! She was one of my favorite quilt book authors. Good luck making all 501 blocks!


  2. I have this book, also. It’s a great reference and I often use it for ideas and for cutting directions for a particular block.
    A couple of options for the mismatched blocks: 1. You can add a strip around the smaller blocks to bring them up to the size of the others (don’t forget the seam allowances). 2. You can group all of the blocks that are the same size into a row. They won’t line up in the opposite direction, so lay them out to see how you like it before sewing them. 3. You can trim the larger blocks down 1/4 inch on all four sides so they all match. (Again, don’t forget seam allowances.) There are probably a few other ideas, but these may help to get you started in thinking about what you want to do. Good luck. These blocks are so pretty that they will be stunning no matter what you decide!


    1. I think I’m going to go with option 1 and size all the blocks up to about 14″. I was going to use sashing originally, but upsizing the blocks will have a similar effect. If I trimmed down I’d lose a lot of my points with these particular blocks.


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