Monday, September 19, 2022

Some Assembly Required: x and +

x and +
7.5 inch finished blocks

I now have made my goal of 99 scrappy blocks in all colors of the rainbow and chocolates and then some.  Layout will be 9 x 11 for  quilt 67.5 x 82.5.

I started these blocks back in 2021 (or 2020) as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) project to use scraps. That year I chose to start a series of blocks that all used 3.5 and 2 inch pieces. I cut off a 3.5 and 2 inch width piece off of a scrap chunk if possible and then distributed those pieces into as many different blocks as I could.  

A couple of months ago I dug into my Parts Department and dug out sets of four 3.5 inch squares for the number of blocks remaining to be made. Then I just needed to find three different 2 inch scraps to use in each block - 8 squares for "flippy corners"; 2 x 5 and 2 squares for center and 4 squares for plus ends. 

I mentioned in a previous blog post that I received a large box of small scraps and found a lot of what I needed to complete most of these blocks in those scraps. 

Now that I have a complete block set the blocks will go into my SAR (Some Assembly Required) box to be assembled at a later date. 

I have 2 big SAR boxes now but I did empty a big UFO box so I am moving forward. 

And sew on...



Linda said...

Your x and + blocks are superb and will make a lovely quilt. Sew? What’s next?

gayle said...

X and + is another quilt that's been lurking on my to-do list for a very long time. I hope mine will come out as pretty as yours!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Yes, the x and + quilt is a good one for using up all those precious pieces, and has been on my "to do" list for a while now too! Looking forward to seeing all your rainbow blocks together!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I have always liked that block and wanted to make some of them, but never get around to assembling the pieces. You certainly have done an inspiring job with them.