Today is the day we reveal our quilts made in the Friendship Swap of the Cross-X blocks (some call them the + and x blocks). I got started on this through an invitation from Krista of KristaStitched, who is now found more commonly on Instagram. She wrote and invited me to play along, and since I’d always wanted to try out this block, I agreed. Susan of PatchworkNPlay and Carla of Lollyquiltz set us up a Flickr Group and we were in business.
I’m sure you remember these photos, as we kept track of our progress. Well, all of a sudden we were done, and then all of a sudden there was a deadline of today to get the quilt done. So, what you see up there is my quilt top (or flimsy), as the quilt is at the quilter, and since I was a bit slow in getting the top done, I don’t have the final “finish” on the quilt. Soon, very soon.
However, I don’t think I have to worry about my partner Krista finishing her quilt top before I will. She was working on a better and bigger project, which arrived several weeks early! Congratulations, Krista! Having Baby Rita here safe and sound is waaaaay better than a quilt top. Many thanks to Krista, Carla and Susan, for inspiring us to a Cross-X quilt top.
Thought you’d like to see what the inspiration was for these blocks, in the early days:
This quilt by Setsuko Inagawa, which used an old block by Nancy Cabot, caught everyone’s eye. The pattern diagram and the current origins (from Badskirt) are *here.*
UPDATES: Here are some thumbnails of the completed quilts or quilt tops, with links to their blogs.
Carla, from Lollyquiltz
Cindy, from Live A Colorful Life
Heidi of Libellen Quilts
Jane of Jane’s Fabrics and Quilts