Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Scrappy X-plus blocks - Building Blocks Tuesday

Hey, what do ya know?  I made some blocks this week!



Green in the We Bee With It Bee asked for scrappy X-plus blocks.  I confess, I stink at "scrappy".  I think my hang up is that I actually try to use my scraps.  I get caught up in trying to find a piece of fabric big enough for the components of the blocks.  For example, the "X" portions of this block are 5.5 inch squares.  I have loads of 5 inch squares, but not many scraps big enough for 5.5 inch.  I had plenty of 2.5 inch strips for the "plus", but it was challenging finding the eight 3.5 inch squares for the background.

Perhaps, I should just stick to cutting into yardage for bee blocks??  But then, my blocks might look too coordinated......and then what would I use my scraps for??

Yes, I'm losing it completely.

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!



  1. I love your scrappy X-plus blocks. I have signed up for a class in Manchester with Lucy (Charm about you) in November to do a Xplus quilt. Can't wait. I have chosen my fabrics (Juggling Summer by Zen Chic) and just need to cut it up. Quite different from my normal choice of fabrics

  2. I think I would struggle too, I cut my scraps into 5" or 2.5" strips, your blocks look great though


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