Every quilting blog could use some good math puns, right? No? Guess it's just me then. Alrighty...let me distract you from my lame jokes with some fabric goodness.
November's ScrapBeeLicious Queen was Alyce and she requested X Plus blocks with this Liberty print as our color inspiration:
Gorgeous, right? Now a print like this makes me very, very aware of a big blind spot in my stash - prints. Not to say that I have mostly solids, but about 95% of all my fabrics are monochromatic prints. Not that this is usually a problem, but probably something that I should be more aware of when I fabric shop. But I digress...
It's obviously not November anymore but thankfully (according to Wombat Quilt's very helpful Bee Etiquette post) I am not technically late yet! This gave me a chance to scan our Flickr group and see what other bee members had already created. I saw a lot of red centers so decided to mix things up a bit and use the mustard yellow along with Alyce's requested dark greys for the plus lines.
I got to sneak in one of my last few Birds & Bees scraps and a little 1001 Peeps too!
The X Plus block has been pretty popular lately and I've seen a lot of versions that are fantastic but this was my first attempt and it was a pretty fun block to make. I can see how people can crank them out assembly line style!
One thing that I am really glad I had read on Little & Lots' blog about her X Plus Quilt was how to use the large amount of triangle scraps that these blocks create. She found a tip and turned the scraps from her X Plus into a WHOLE OTHER QUILT. Love it! So I followed suit and from just these two blocks, I now have a nice little pile of 16 pink and teal HSTs - I think they'll find their way into a small finish one way or another!
By the way, do any of you have blind spots in your stash or difficulty with prints like me?