X Plus Blocks

Remember a few years ago when every second person seemed to be making the X Plus Quilt? 







Blocks were all over social media looking, bright, scrappy and just wonderful. I had too much on back then and even though I loved them, decided I just didn't have time.

Fast forward about 5 years and I saw one of these gorgeous scrappy blocks appear on Instagram. Inspiration hit and I cut up and made one block in between making my Courthouse Steps blocks for my Midnight at the Oasis quilt.




These blocks are really quite enjoyable to make and so far, I've just cut up pieces in the required sizes and then mixed and matched when I've gone to sew them.

I'm up to 6 XPlus blocks now and looking to cut up some more later today. 


Here are the cutting instructions which I'm using, by Scissor Tail Quilts. I have it printed out and sitting on my table for easy access.

Have you made an X Plus quilt?




14 comments

diamondc said...

Anorina: I am looking forward to seeing them all put together, it is amazing how so many different patterns and colors belong together.

Catherine

Julierose said...

I haven't make one but have liked this pattern since i first saw it quite a while ago...thanks for the tutorial hugs, Julierose

Karen's Korner said...

A great scrap busting block.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

One thing I can say for sure is that it's certainly going to be bright :)
Have a fab day xx

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Yes me too, I was the same when I saw it a few years back. No time like the present, right?
Happy sewing :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Yes absolutely will be :)

hiho said...

sew what

karenbbsnow said...

I just finally finished my X-PLUS quilt last month.

quilt101 said...

Thank You for this pattern, i have been wanting to make one of these quilts to use up some of my stash!
Carmen

Patti said...

Thanks also for the pattern! I love the centers you used it adds so much to the block.

greeneggs said...

I absolutely love your blocks. Your fabric choices are so lush! Beautiful wok. I really envy how all your seams match and meet up.

O'Quilts said...

+I really love the X block pattern...and yours are wonderful.

Deborah said...

Love your blocks and the fussy cut centers! I, too, loved this block but never made any and now, with the pattern I can do some stash busting! Thanks for all you do.

KaHolly said...

Oh, I just love these! You are so inspirational! I’ve been wanting to make these, too. And I will. Eventually.