Red and white blocks finished!

I have finished making all the red and white blocks for my X sampler quilt! Block 17 – Card Basket (This one might be my favorite.  Sturdy, not too fancy, but with interesting elements.) Block 18 – Card Trick Block 19 – Cats and Mice And block 20 – Chuck a Luck. (I continue to … Continue reading Red and white blocks finished!

Red and white: little triangles

Block 16 for the red and white quilt is the most ambitious: a multitude of little half square triangles, each finishing at 1 and a bit inches in a block called Birds in the Air. I modified the block to enhance the X shape.  The original block: I used the 4-at-a-time HST sewing method, sewing … Continue reading Red and white: little triangles

More red and white: Blocks 13 – 15

I’m continuing, slowly and in odd moments, to add to the red and white X blocks. Block 13 is Courthouse Squares: Block 14 is Country Lane: Block 15 is Wild Goose: I edited this one in several ways – I used two reds instead of one, made the corners white to emphasize the X instead … Continue reading More red and white: Blocks 13 – 15

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 … Continue reading Red and white – blocks 10, 11 & 12

Red and white – blocks 8 & 9

New blocks for the long neglected WIP of red and white X blocks. Block 8 is Alamanizer: It took two tries as once again I couldn’t tell the difference between my different 4″+ measurements.  Not sure what the mental block is with the 4s. Block 9 is called The Star and Block (the names these … Continue reading Red and white – blocks 8 & 9

Red and white – blocks 2 & 3

Block two for the red and white quilt is called Devil’s Claws, which is rather dark for a pretty block that didn’t cause any trouble. I’d have probably gone with a name referencing the hourglass, but we’ll go with it. Now off to the treadmill and then to the fabric sale. I need some gray … Continue reading Red and white – blocks 2 & 3