Tuesday, March 26, 2013

X and Plus Love


I first saw the X and Plus Quilt on Amy's Blog Badskirt and quickly fell in LOVE. Then I joined a Flickr group that was doing a swap. I was so excited about swapping blocks and getting this quilt done that I quickly sat out to make a ton. Still fairly new to sewing in general it took me some time to get them done. You can see the fruits of my labor HereHere and Here. I sent them off and waited anxiously to get blocks back. I was a little less than happy with the blocks I received back. I really haven't swapped since -until I joined the Modern Stash Quilting Bee. This has been a great experience!! The ladies are amazing and really produce wonderful things. I started seeing these blocks pop up again and again in the last couple of months and I really wanted to have another go round. Funny enough my bee mate Deb picked this lovely block for this month. I have a fire in my belly to do some for me now, they are so addicting. I will have to add this to the top of my to do list - haha. It's amazing to me what a difference a year can make in your sewing life. What seemed like forever to get a block finished took just minutes. I remember when I first started sewing and couldn't sew a straight line - I really had thoughts that it might never happen for me.  So, to all you newbies out there keep at and one day in the not so distant future you too can sew that elusive straight line :)





Cheers and jump on this train WOO WOO!!!

~January~










7 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks! I have fun looking back at some of my earlier project too and comparing them to my skills now. It's nice to see the proof of progress right there in the stitching. :)

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  2. I know how you feel, I've been quilting for a year and a half and can tell a big difference in blocks! I like your x's!

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  3. I love this block and plan to pick it for my month in the bee I'm in! When I made a quilt with it I had to give it away so I hope to have one to keep all for me : ) Have fun!

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  4. I never get tired of this block. It looks good in every color and every print... Great post!

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  5. Love this block and the words of encouragement!

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  6. I have a bunch from 2 rounds of that swap and really need to make MORE!! I think I can, I think I can!

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