I have been working on my X-Plus blocks for my next border in my Aviatrix Medallion quilt…..don’t you just love these blocks! This is one reason I really wanted to make this quilt. I just love these blocks and wanted to get a feel for making them. Quite a few pieces, but not so hard. I can’t wait to show you all of these finished up…all these solids really look great together.
I am pretty much following Elizabeth Hartman’s pattern for all the different solids(bought a kit), she coordinated these so well! I am switching up my white background for this sketchy print and the gray for a gray polka dot…to spice it up a bit and make it my own. Here is Elizabeth’s original quilt:
It’s a biggie, too 80 x 80. Check out the #aviatrixmedallion to see all the cool different ways people have put this one together.
You can purchase the pattern HERE or join in the quilt along if you are interested.
You may have heard of this one before, but here goes:)
For the corner units of this block you have you sew squares on the diagonal, then trim the corner off and press it open.
If while you are doing this you go ahead and stitch another line about 1/2″ away…(toward the outer corner!!!) and then cut between the two lines of stitches….
You will get these lovely little bonus half square triangles! and Yes….they are tiny:) About 1″ or so. I love saving these and plan to make some little fun projects like fridge magnets or christmas ornments with them.
I always stitch these up and then toss them in a jar until I am ready to use them. To cut triangles this small and try to feed them through your machine is a little tough, but this is a simple quick way to just pop ’em out.
This will work for any type of block where you are stitching the square on the diagonal and then trimming it off….other examples would be in Flying Geese and Snowball techniques.
I just love all these solid and can’t stand to just toss these little cuties!
Keep it Sassy♥