Saturday, April 12, 2014

Block of the Month #5

Block of the Month #5

This is the "x and +" block inspired by a tutorial published by Amy at
Presented by Paige P


Gather your fabrics.

Begin by cutting your fabric:
For the center cross, cut (4) green 2.5" squares and (1) 2.5" orange square
For the edges of the cross, cut (4) white 2.5" x 3.5" rectangles
For the background triangles, cut (8) light blue 3.5" squares
For the X cut (4) navy blue 5.5" squares

Making the X block:
On the back of the light blue squares, mark with a pencil from corner to corner.

Sew directly on the line and using a rotary cutter, trim the seam allowance to 1/4". Repeat for each block.

 Press and repeat for the opposite corner.

To make the + in the center of the X, sew the blocks in the order according to the picture. Press the seams to the left

Sew the remaining green squares to the white rectangles.

Lay out your block according to picture and begin by sewing the X blocks to either side of the green/white units. Press to the right. Finish by sewing the rows to the top and bottom of the middle white/green/orange unit.

And here is your finished X and + quilt block! 

** Original tutorial for the X and + block can be found here.

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