I had made up a few (8) blocks last year and totally loved them, but knew I probably didn't have the patience to make a whole quilts worth. Trouble is I loved them so much I knew only a quilt would do.
Then hot on the heels of the scrappytripalong came the idea from certain persons that the + and x block would make the ideal replacement, for those whose lives were lacking in a crazy haze of piecing having finished their scrappy trip quilts.
How could I resist. It seemed perfect. I had also been toying with asking for this block in my bee next month and when Januarys queen asked for AMH feather blocks (my other option in my head) I knew it was destiny.
So hopefully 20 blocks from my bee buddies (perhaps more if they love me and/or get carried away, I won't say no!) plus the 8 blocks I already had, I reckon I needed to add another 20 to this myself to make it a decent size quilt. I have a big workshop this weekend with lots of prep to do, the studio must be clean and clear, so I've set myself a target of 5 a day to get them done and give me time to do prep/cleaning before Saturday. This is where I am at so far
Love love love them! I have 10 left to do but I am starting to run out of low volume/fresh light colour fabrics. Hopefully I can eek it out.
Over the weekend I finished off my crochet cowl and have been wearing it ever since, so cosy! I have started a jumper for Jools. A little experimental and I am not sure it will work but if it doesn't I can always turn it into a cushion cover ;-)
I've also been doing a spot of dressmaking, IG peeps will have seen already but I will hopefully get some good photos to share soon. I hadn't realised how much I missed it, I have fabric on the way for a washi dress and can't wait to get started.
I have to go clean and organize and plump cushions as we have a rental inspection tomorrow (groan) and hopefully squeeze in some xplusalong-ing!