My block is colorized a bit differently than is traditional. I wanted the center rectangles that form an X shape to blend a bit into the narrower bars along their sides. I repeated the background within the open square centers created by the narrow bars, to help make the main portion of the quilt block appear to be floating away from its light background. Choose a completely different color scheme if you like.
The quilt block is easy to assemble, and perfect for a first quilting project.
Skills You'll Need to Sew the Quilt Block
Finished Block Size: 14" x 14"
Fabrics RequiredLight Background Print
- (2) 7-7/8" x 7-7/8" squares, each cut in half once diagonally
the interior of the block will appear to float even more if you cut the squares oversize -- about 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" or so; the block size will also increase
- (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square
- (1) 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" strip
Very Dark Print for center X Bars
- (4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles
Print Somewhat Lighter than X Print, for Narrow Bars that House light Squares
- (1) 1-1/2" x 10-1/2" strip
- (8) 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" bars