Saturday, October 19, 2013

October X+ Class in Review

Fall is upon us and isn't it glorious?  Hopefully those of you who signed up for the text fabric exchange brought (14) 8" squares precut in a ziploc with your name on it today (or 3 different fabric sets for all 3 months, if you'd like). The exchange will go Oct/Nov/Dec, with fabric to be distributed in January, so please bring yours before then!

There are also a few spots left for our Sew Day November 9th. Email JoyLyn to be added to the list.

We got to see beautiful sampler blocks in class today. Here's a peek at today's lovelies:

(Please let me know if I missed your samplers today - it was unintentional)

Here are the X+ themed quilts I showed today. Please remember that piece and block sizes are provided here when I could (respecting copyright laws when applicable), as well as where you can find the tutorial or buy the pattern or book. I will encourage you to use your own creative mind to work out how much fabric you will need for each quilt, should you decide to make one of them. And feel free to customize it to your own size.  Most of these would be great scrap quilts.

 JoyLyn's Version
Anna's Version
Japanese X+ quilt, originally by Setsuko Inagawa at 2011 Tokyo International Quilt Festival. The tutorial we used is by Amy Badskirt and can be found here.  My version was an 8x10 block layout to finish 60x75.And check out these other beautiful versions here, here, here and here.  

Jennifer Barclay's Version of Supernova
The supernova tutorial by Lee at Freshly Pieced can be found here.

This Civil War quilt uses a portion of the Japanese X+ quilt block, called Road to Tennessee or Indian Hatchet. It's also halfway through making a snowball. I used 4" large squares and 2 1/4" smaller squares for the corners. The block finishes 7".

Amanda Jean Nyberg's Math Facts, originally done in orange, can be found at Quilty Magazine's website for purchase as digital download $6.95. Mine was a smaller size, 
a 7x8 block layout to finish 56x64.

Gettysburg 150th Anniversary is my own take of Red Red Completely Red's +++ quilt. My gray cross took 1 2.5 x 8.5" strip and 2 2.5 x 3.5 sides. The low volume background is 4 3.5" squares. The blocks finish at 8", so the setting strips are 8.5" cut. I used 39 offset blocks.

Pamela's Version
This Plus Quilt is from Jeni Baker's tutorial at In Color Order.  Mine is a 16x19 4.5" 
square layout to finish 64x76. 

This was a Kaffe Fassett kit from his Caravan of Quilts, 2004.  I combined 4 kits for large floor pillows to make a square quilt and added an orange border. If you use 2.5" corner pieces, and 4 different 2.5" squares for the cross arms, you'll need 4 2 7/8" squares to combine for the double HST in the middle of each block. This block would finish 6".

This scrappy modern log cabin is from Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin, 2011.  I used 52 9" finished blocks offset. My sample in class was a 5" background square with 2" strips on the sides, then cut into half twice and re-sewn for a 7.5" finished block, prior to adding another background border. 

And here's the link to Anna Maria Horner's Feathers that Maria shared in the first session this morning. 

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