Monday, April 29, 2013

Wonky X's

Here is another small quilt top I made last week. Wonky X's - or crosses -  I'm still not sure what I'll call it yet. It was very quick and easy! I bought a layer cake of 30 fabrics from Intown Quilters probably 2 or 3 years ago and thought I would make it like a sample they had in the shop. However, recently I saw a blog showing Wonky Crosses and decided I would try it. There are some good pictures there.
 My squares were 10" and I cut 1 1/2" strips off of each side, which meant one set of strips was longer than the other. It still worked except I had to cut my blocks down probably a half inch more because of this. They still finished at 7.25". If you were just cutting from yardage or fat quarters, you could have all your strips longer like below.

But that's okay - I did not lose too much. Now, I have no fabric to go with this for a border since it's a little small but I'll probably find something that will work. As you can see, the X's are going two different directions because some of my fabrics were not all 'right sides up'. Honestly, it did not matter to me for this quilt. Still fun and a playful look.
Now, another quilt top to quilt when I get home! I am having fun getting this sewing done.
I worked on my Easy Street Mystery quilt last week also and got all but two blocks completed. Somehow I had miscounted on my green squares and did not bring any extra fabric with me so I will finish it later. Maybe I'll have some quilts for the quilt show, October 11th and 12th in North Augusta, SC - Pieceful Hearts Quilt Guild after all!


Nancy said...

Very cute. I like the x's going in different directions.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a nice quilt...great way to show off those fabrics!