Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Oops I did it again...

I haven't even finished my #scrappytripalong yet, although I did just piece a huge block for the backing, but poor light means no photos tonight, sorry, but the influences-that-be have already planted the February hashtag seed, and it's x+ blocks!!

I have made a couple of the 8" blocks previously, and have always thought a whole quilt would be smashing.  So...... my simple plans for my Sew Stitchy have morphed into 25x10" blocks plus sashing for the next project.


I really really did plan for a low pressure start to the year, we are only halfway through the month and I have already been seduced by 2 sew-alongs, signed up for a quick turnaround swap and have the 2 commission quilts to get finished... hmm.

It is mighty chilly up here on Cloud 9, and we may be getting some more snow in time for the weekend, so I am going to ensure that I make the most of the empty house tomorrow; bring on the basting spray!

17 comments:

  1. Good plans! i will be trying a few x and + blocks in the next few weeks, as the feb Bee lady has chosen them, if they're easy, and fun, i'll probably end up joining you! : )

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  2. Good grief woman, have you no will to resist?!! Your x/+ blocks are going to be beautiful though and I'm sure Cloud 9 will get warmer as the months go on and the quilts pile up!
    P.S. Looking forward to seeing the giant back block - is it a giant trippy block?!

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  3. you sure you havent been sniffing the 505 already?!!!

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  4. Mad woman! I will watch this from the sidelines too. But will love seeing this progress.

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  5. Thankfully I made a similar x + quilt a few years ago, so can resit the temptation

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  6. Sniggers knowingly! Spent my evening cutting :)

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  7. I pieced my backing for the Trip Trap too! Only mine is fairly straight forward! Yours will be amazing I expect! Love the look of the x + quilt!

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  8. The words 'glutton' & 'punishment' spring to mind! Glad you are on a roll! Jxo

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  9. I am collecting the patterns for the new blocks but I am going to get back to quilting my FAL projects for now. Those are fun fabrics you have picked out.

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  10. I am feeling the same way...but I love playing along on all these instant IG quilt alongs.

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  11. oh my gosh, the temptations are so strong aren't they!? ;-)

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  12. Got to love time off where neither family or work can claim your attention! Have fun

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  13. You're hilarious! No time to blog, my dear. Get sewing!

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  14. Thank you to the lady who called me the fab Feb bee lady. :) I have measurements for a 10" block on my blog if anyone needs them. http://jersey-scrapper.blogspot.com/2013/01/japanese-x-o-blocks.html

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  15. Kudos to anyone who carfts during Englaish wintertime - I had no idea how dark it is in Decemeber until I tried quilting at my mum's last year and if you haven't got a tumble dryer?? You like Di are incorrigible!

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