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.
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.
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)
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 ;-)
Love the cross blocks! In a Japanese + and x bee, I need to think about primary and secondary patterns! Thanks for the inspiration...
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!
Love your cushion blocks. Di x
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.
Love your cushion blocks and don't believe what Charlotte wrote, she lives to piss people off ;-)
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. :)
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 ?
Oooh, fantastic blocks. Really like the flea market fancy.
What fab blocks! I love the green and the grey secondary patterns
Love the effect of those Schoenrock Crosses, especially with the architextures
Love your cushion blocks, and the secondary pattern is such a great bonus!
Your blocks are beautiful Jess!
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!
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?
I pretty much only have LOVELY LOVE LOVE IT! to say!
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