I’ve started an x and + quilt. It happened a little by accident, you know, I just wanted to try a block. The block was fun to put together, so I kept making them. And yeah, it really was fun. Sometimes people say that and I think they might be lying, but this was truly fun. Right now I’m 30 blocks in, and the novelty has worn off a bit, but I’m aiming for 48. The end is in sight.
I love stacking quilt blocks up and seeing their seams and all the threads that need to be trimmed all lined up. Piles of completed things are really satisfying.
I used badskirt Amy’s tutorial. The block took the quilt blogs by storm about a year ago, but I was busy then, so I’m being into it right now. The block is based on a super scrappy version from the Tokyo International show, but I wanted some more order, so all my blocks have pink pluses, blue x-es, and green spacer squares.
Also, this quilt makes me think of the implications of putting a common boolean operator symbol in the title of a project with internet popularity. How to best write about it and search for it?! Japanese X and Plus? Japanese X & +? Japanese x and +?