Current obsession: making as many Simple Cross blocks as I can in one day! Today’s record is five in one afternoon! Woo!
This has become quite an unexpected Work-In-Progress that I’m thoroughly enjoying! I love rummaging through my basket of solid fabrics and choosing the next bright colour to work with and then matching it with a fab print fabric!
I can’t decide whether to keep it as a simple nine block lap quilt (as it is now) or to keep adding more blocks to it turning it either into a 16 block quilt or a 20 to 24 block mega quilt! What do you think?? I would love your opinion! Currently the quilt top measures: 32″ (82cm) squared without the blocks being pieced together…
To be honest, I really wouldn’t mind turning it into a 20 to 24 block quilt… The block is super simple and deadly quick to cut and whip up. And goodness knows I have enough fabric to do the job! Even now I have a bunch of print fabrics in mind that could go so well with the rest of the aesthetic this quilt top has going for it! Yay! Such fun!
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!
Happy Sewing, Friends!
(PS. Yippee for the start of the weekend again!)
9 thoughts on “May 20th: Simple Cross Quilt Progress!”
Love the solids in these blocks, vibrant!
I love the concept of a ‘mega-quilt’. Go for it!!
sounds like you’re ready to make it bigger…so go for it!! can’t wait to see more pics 😉
if you have the fabric make it biggerit’s always interesting to see what color combinations you put together have a good day Northern California USA
I say make her big! We haven’t seen a big blanket in awhile. 🙂
Go big! Are you Sashing the blocks?
I think you should go for a 20 or 24 block quilt. I’d love to see what other fun color combinations you come up with for each block. Connie
Hi Amanda, I enjoy your blog a lot. I’m looking at your cross block thinking that it would be a good easy block for my quilt group. ( Glenelg Quilters) As not all the ladies make pieced blocks this looks ideal! Would you be kind enough to give me the measurements that you used. Thanks Robyn, Adelaide
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Thanks for your comment!
You’ll be able to find all of the measurements and full instructions on how to make the Simple Cross block in this post: https://3and3quarters.net/2016/05/06/may-6th-simple-cross-block-tutorial/
I hope the ladies in your quilt group enjoy making it! 🙂