I have been in love with the Japanese + and X block ever since I saw Leila's quilt. I can't put my finger on what has me so crazy for this quilt, but I knew when I saw it I had to make one. I want mine to be huge...for our king sized bed, so I decided a long time ago that when it was my turn to be queen bee in the New Bee on the Block that I would send out fabric for this block to be made by my group. It is a super scrappy quilt, so you almost can't make a mistake with fabric choices. January is my month, so I have been getting a jump on things and cutting fabric all weekend. Because it is so scrappy, there is a lot of pulling fabrics and cutting just one strip or one square, so it is very time consuming.
|made by Leila Where Orchids Grow|
Yesterday I discovered that another bee group is being formed to make these blocks. Since I am making 8" unfinished blocks, I think I will need about 120 of them to make this quilt. I need help, so what better way than to join another bee that is making them?
This is where you come in. Hop on over to the Flickr group and join us. This is a super easy block that uses 7 different fabrics for each block, so see how being in a bee can help to make this such a fun and interesting quilt to make?
Check out some of my favorites from other blogs and flickr members.
|by Amy Badskirt|
|Heidi Gone Aussie Quilting|
For more inspiration check out this Flickr site.
I have fabric for 24 blocks ready to go out to my bee mates.
I will start working on more blocks after Christmas...wait Christmas is in 26 days...I better get busy. I have so many things I want to make and I have not bought one single gift. HHHHEEEELLLLPPPP!!!