Monday, January 14, 2013

here we go again


The Japanese x & + block can no longer be denied. I've been dreaming of making one of these quilts for a whole year and the sheer joy of the Scrappytripalong has gotten me to fall more deeply in love with scrap quilts than ever. This first block just sort of made itself yesterday afternoon. And let me tell you, they are just as addictive as the scrappy trip blocks.



Nevermind that my current design wall occupant is still in need of 23 more blocks (and I think I swore I'd finish it by the end of the month?)


Or that my Scrappy Trips top is hanging out just begging to be basted, quilted and bound.


The first four blocks have been made and a gigantic pile of scraps have been pulled. And so it looks like our new informal interweb quiltaverse sewalong has been born! You can find us under hash tag #xplusalong on Instagram and there is a new Flickr group too. Please come over and play, whether you are just starting out or want to finish the blocks you started when it became a sensation last year.

You can also find Amy Badskirt's fabulous tutorial for the block here and the original beauty by Setsuko Inagawa that started it all here.


18 comments:

  1. I love the colourwash spiderweb. Is that another's pattern or your own invention?

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  2. Bomb Diggitty!!!
    Sign me up - I am loving the scrappy trip.

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  3. Those blocks are so fun to make! I made some for a swap this last year! Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

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  4. I just made a couple of those blocks for my bee and they are so addictive! Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

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  5. Don't forget to save your triangles for the next scrappy quilt! They look seriously yummy after they've been cut off the corners!

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  6. I am just thrilled to see you sewing so enthusiastically again! hooray!! send some mojo over here, please.

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  7. Am thinking I may have to hop in on this one...love these blocks!

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  8. Ooooh, I'm new to your blog and I've been reading and I LOVE your fabric choices. I know they're scraps, but I swear to goodness, it's like they were made for each other.

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  9. Yours is going to be a stunner! I am definitely expecting to finish mine this year. I just love making them.

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  10. Scrap quilts are like boots...never meet one I didn't like.

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  11. I am in love with your x + blocks!

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  12. They are so fun to make! I have small ones using the tutorial and just finished a bigger top using bigger blocks. Posted pics to the Flickr group. Enjoy your sewing today ; )

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  13. I absolutely love the fabrics in your Japanese x & + blocks! Gorgeous! I wasn't going to join this one, but you've made it irresistible!

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  14. What a neat design that first one is! Love your colors too!

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  16. Love the quilt on your design wall. It is so modern and beautiful!

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