I've definitely fallen for this gigantic X block. It's dramatic and such a quick sew.
Today I'm more than halfway through piecing the quilt top that emerged from my first X-block sketch. This block likes to make diamonds, so when I sat down to dream with again, I created another diamond-y quilt design quite effortlessly.
Start with the X-block, then add a few paper pieced triangles, traditional hourglass blocks and some sashing and you get...
this! I think it's sort of elegant and showy, like a cranberry tart, especially in these rich hues. Luscious.
If it weren't for the home addition, the quilt top would easily be done by now. Instead, I enjoyed painting (zero VOC paint!) and working on electrical outlets this weekend with the family. Ok, it's really a stretch to say I enjoyed working on the electrical outlets. I mean, big belly + low outlets = quite the challenge. At one point I was actually kneeling on my bare knees on concrete trying to finagle some tough wires. So, yeah. But, I do enjoy the results! The sewing room has painted walls, lights, outlets and vents! This part of the process is so exciting. As soon as the floors go in, I'll snap another photograph.
Oh, and I'll show you the quilt top when I'm finished too. Wink.