work in progress – blocks and quilts

Despite not publishing any new posts lately, I have been busy knitting, sewing and quilting. I am working on the Lilac Drunkard’s Path quilt for Joan, I have helped Jane to complete her Swoon quilt by sewing the blocks together (QAYG method) and I have a new project on my table. In the moment I sew the Horizon collection by Kate Spain for Moda, I knew that this is my fabric. Not only the color palette is spectacular but also the fabric patterns. First I got only a jelly roll and I was thinking about the right quilt design. I went through my sketches, magazines and books. And finally I found a nice block in the book “500 quilt blocks” by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green. The block is called “x and cross” and for me it is the right block to bring out this colorful Horizon collection. I had to buy some charm packs and at the same time I also decided to use a few coordinating solids. Before I started to cut and piece with the Horizon fabric, I made a test block from solids. Here my first x and cross block :

x and cross block - skalabara.com

The finished block size is 11″ x 11″ when using the charm packs and jelly rolls. I have opted for an off white solid for the background as it nicely blends in with the Horizon white. The block is easy to piece and I do like the simple but effective design. This block is ideal for charm packs or layer cakes and jelly rolls. It saves a lot of cutting and gives the quilt a range of different fabrics. Here my work progress :

x and cross quilt process collage - skalabara.com

And finally I pieced 9 blocks together and could lay them out on the floor to see at least a small part of the quilt :

x and cross quilt - skalabara.com

I have a “few” more block to do, but already now I love the colors and the design of this quilt.

Happy quilting everyone, linking with Sew Fresh Quilts, Barbora

14 comments on “work in progress – blocks and quilts

  1. Margaret says:

    It looks like it will be a lovely quilt. I asked my bee mates to make that block for me this month too!

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  2. knettycraft says:

    Das sieht großartig aus… die perfekte Farbharmonie… wie machst du das bloß? Toll!

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    • skalabara says:

      Seit einiger Zeit kaufe ich Stoffe aus Kollektionen. Da ich kein Geschäft in der Nähe habe, das Stoffe nach meiner Vorstellung auf dem Lager hat, bestelle ich viel über Internet. Und für so was sind Kollektionen ideal. Gruss, Barbora

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  3. knitnkwilt says:

    Nice palette. The dark blue really wants to dominate–you will have a challenge making it behave. I love the colors and prints, and you are right–the pattern is perfect for them.

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    • skalabara says:

      You are so right with the dark blue. I’ll finish all the blocks and work afterwards on the final block layout.

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      • knitnkwilt says:

        that’s always my approach too–even though I am eager to start setting blocks together. It pays to wait.

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      • skalabara says:

        Well, I just wanted to see the effect of the blocks so I laid them on the floor. I have another 30 to make and I’ll wait till they are all pieced! And patchwork and quilting is a lot about patience, I have learned that.

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  4. Teje says:

    Hi Barbora! This looks fantastic! I really love the colours and prints. Your First block with solids is Super! It’s going to be so beautiful quilt! x Teje

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  5. knettycraft says:

    Hello Barbora… funny… now I found you again over Let’s Bee Social… an so you get an extra comment: I like your new x and cross block! Kind regards, Annett

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  6. Micki says:

    lovely colors. Can’t wait to see it finished.

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  7. Oh, this is pretty! Those prints and the colours are simply gorgeous! You chose a lovely block for showing them off. Thanks for joining in the Let’s Bee Social, Barbora!

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    • skalabara says:

      Thanks for stopping Lorna,I do like your blog and it is always a pleasure to see your new projects! Greetings from Spain, Barbora

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