Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Crossing

I had a bit of child-free time today and got quite a few cross blocks made. I put together the four Schoenrock Cross blocks for my Pillow Talk Swap 10 cushion - feedback on the first on Flickr was positive so I soldiered on with the other three. I really love the secondary pattern created by the green bits. I'm hoping my partner still likes it, because I've got some ideas on how I want to quilt this baby :o) Still playing around with placement, but I think this is my favorite arrangement so far.

PTS - Four blocks together

In a moment of perfect timing, my copy of Tula Pink's City Sampler book arrived (finally!) just as I finished putting these together. I've been not so patiently waiting for it to turn up, so I got stuck in straight away and made my first couple of blocks.


Block 1

Block 1

Block 2

Block 2

These little guys are totally addictive - they are 6.5" blocks so some pretty teeny piecing, but it is loads of fun picking fabric for each block. I think I'll make a few more tonight :o)

xx Jess


16 comments:

Charlotte said...

I love those cross blocks - I'm thinking of asking for them in my bee so that I can make cushions. How long would you say each one takes? I don't want to piss people off ;-)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the cross blocks! In a Japanese + and x bee, I need to think about primary and secondary patterns! Thanks for the inspiration...

Patchwork and Play said...

I think one of the reasons I love your work is the amazing fabric choices you make! I love these blocks! You must have an amazing stash of fabric!

Di said...

Love your cushion blocks. Di x

cat and vee xoxo said...

far out Jess, those cross blocks are just fabulous, you've chosen such perfect fabrics for them. Is that your AusModBee block (or it is right now anyway?, I keep changing my mind, I should have asked for January!!).

Is the Tula Pink book awesome? I haven't bought it yet, it's on my list. Love your fabrics for those blocks too - I've got a little bit of Birds + the Bees squirreled away, in the purple colourway. Gorgeous work.

Kelly said...

Love your cushion blocks and don't believe what Charlotte wrote, she lives to piss people off ;-)

Susan Owenby said...

what??! child free?? those are such nice days from time to time! :) You used the time well. I really like the red and white block. Too cool for school. :)

Nicky said...

Teehee what Kelly said! Just wondering which bee she is taking about as I am in one of them!

That aside I love it all and echo comments about your fabric choices. So want to make some Schoenrock Cross blocks too - should I ?

Heather D. said...

Oooh, fantastic blocks. Really like the flea market fancy.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

What fab blocks! I love the green and the grey secondary patterns

Katy Cameron said...

Love the effect of those Schoenrock Crosses, especially with the architextures

Patti said...

Love your cushion blocks, and the secondary pattern is such a great bonus!

Kirsten said...

Your blocks are beautiful Jess!

Jessica said...

The cushion is going to look fantastic! And your Tula Pink blocks are great, so far I haven't given in to temptation and bought the book...if I wait long enough the hype will be over and I can forget about it ;) sounds good in theory!

Annabella said...

Eeeeeeeep. That's all I can say!! Oh okay then, the crosses are stunning...do you think someone who has only pp'd once could attempt the crosses?

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I pretty much only have LOVELY LOVE LOVE IT! to say!