Sunday, November 2, 2014

RSC Sampler - Double X

This one is a nice simple block to do on a 5 by 5 grid.  Unfortunately, that doesn't translate quite so well into a 6 inch block, so a couple of the measurements are a bit strange, but it goes together really easily after that.
 This block is made of four squares with flip and sew corners combined with a rectangle and some squares forming a cross in the center.
Blue #1, cut 4 - 3 inch squares
Blue #2, cut 1 rectangle -1.5 by 3.5 inches
Blue #2, cut 2 squares -1.5 inches each
Background, cut 4 rectangles 1.5 by 1.75 inches
Background, cut 8 squares -1.75 inches each
(technically the math works out for these to be 1.7 inches, but I can't distinguish .05 inches, so I just rounded up.  If you blocks are just a smidgen too big, you can trim a tiny bit off of the edges of the finished block)
 Place a background square on opposite corners of each 3 inch square.  Draw a line corner to corner and sew on the drawn line to make "sew and flip" corners.
 Press the corner squares open and check to make sure the edges are even before trimming the extra fabric from behind.
 Next, sew background rectangles to each 1.5 inch square as well as each end of the center rectangle.  Press away from the background fabric.
 Sew the short pieced strips between each of the squares.  Check the placement of the flip and sew corners to make sure they are all pointing toward the middle cross.  Press the seams toward the center of the block and away from the angled seams.
Finally, sew the long center strip between the two pieced halves to make the finished block.  it should be 6.5 inches unfinished.  
Marly changed up the measurements to make the edges of the plus meet up with the edges of the x.  Check out her post for revised measurements if you would like the points to match. 


Julierose said...

I like this block a lot--you used the cutest darling! thanks for the tutorial...hugs, Julierose

Dasha said...

Nice block! Thanks for the tute. And I second Julierose's comment - cute fabrics.

Karen said...

Awesome block. Thanks for sharing.

Nell's Quilts said...

When I cut the Blue 2 at 1.5 x 4" and 1.5 x 1.75" the corners matched up with blue 1. I'll post the block on Saturday.

Kate said...

Another fun block. I finally decided to make these in grays rather than blue. Now to just find the time to get caught up.