15 #xplusalong.

1.16.2013

So remember yesterday when I said I was going to resist starting a new + and x quilt for the #xplusalong on Instagram?  Yeah, that lasted about six hours.  I couldn't get it out of my mind!  So I spent a few hours last night cutting into Field Study.  I'm using some low volume prints for the corner triangles, and some black and dark gray prints for the ends of the pluses.
I'm making the 12" finished blocks using Megan's measurements (Brenda made a helpful diagram too!).  One 5.5" x WOF piece from each fabric is enough for the legs and pluses in 36 blocks, with some leftover scraps.  I cut four 5.5" squares, four 2.5" squares, and one 6.5" x 2.5" piece from each strip.  I'll have some extra pieces leftover at the end, but I'll probably use them on the back or something.
 The blocks come together really quickly once all the fabric is cut.
It's so fun to come up with different fabric combinations!  I'm paying a lot of attention to value and contrast in my blocks.
I've finished two blocks so far today and I am counting down the hours until I can make another!  I am so excited to see how this quilt comes together.
Sewing for fun is, well, fun!!  I need to do it more often.  If you feel like joining along, tag your pics on Instagram and Twitter with #xplusalong, and add your photos to the flickr group!

15 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, this is fantastic! and now you are making it hard for me to resist joining in on this one, too.

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  2. Those fabric squares are making me drool :) So pretty! Excited to see how it turns out!

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  3. I'm not going to lie...kind of obsessed with this quilt!

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  4. Ooh I'm trying hard to resist this quilt along, but I think I may have to join

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  5. *and your blocks are amazing!!!

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  6. field study is the perfect fabric for ths block!!

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  7. I'm so excited to see the whole thing in Field Study, and I love the fabrics you've added too. Geez, even I'm tempted by this sew along even though I already have one!

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  8. I love that you are using Field Study for this -- brilliant idea! It's going to be amazing!!!

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  9. So pretty, as usual, Holly! I'm resisting all these IG sew alongs! Too much other stuff on my "fun sewing" list!

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  10. I've been seeing your blocks on IG and I think yours is my favorite! I wasn't sure what to do with my Field Study--this is perfect!

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  11. Field Study is a beautiful line of fabric!! I love the colors and contrast in your blocks!

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  12. I think I would like to make one of these too. I have alot of fabric of Amy Butler that would look pretty. Thank you for all your refrences.

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  13. totally in love with your field study low volume version! soo in love with it!

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