I have finished making all the red and white blocks for my X sampler quilt!
Block 17 – Card Basket (This one might be my favorite. Sturdy, not too fancy, but with interesting elements.)
Block 18 – Card Trick
Block 19 – Cats and Mice
And block 20 – Chuck a Luck. (I continue to think the names of these blocks make no sense at all. Card Trick I sort of see, given the shape, but what about the block below makes it a chuck a luck? What is a chuck a luck?)
As I have been, I made some changes to the color schemes as I went along to emphasize the X shapes. Card basket and chuck a luck (can’t stop saying that) were changed the most, to get rid of colors in the corners and to stick to only two reds.
My layout plan:
The next step is to make all the blocks the same size. They are between 10 and 11 inches now, so I’m going to get them all to 14″. There will also be a red border of some kind. I have ideas in my head for that but nothing concrete yet.
There will be plenty of time to play with ideas today as I had to stay home to meet a plumber. We are starting a kitchen remodel and the first step was putting in windows – one to replace a door, and a garden window over the sink. Where, it turns out, there is a pipe that is two inches too high and must be moved. So for now, my kitchen looks like this:
It lacks a certain appeal, doesn’t it.
As always, all of the blocks for the quilt have come from this book. The plan is to eventually make them all for various quilts – that will be quite the stack of blankets if I achieve it.