Japanese WIP {Quilting}

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

It took me a while, but I got over my initial reluctance to make more Japanese + and x blocks, and I am nearly done with the May ones - that is a bit late for the Queen bees but at least they are done in May. 



I have decided to stick to the brief, but try to add my own stamp on it - the crosses are for instance of the same tone to stand out - and I paid a bit of attention to the colour of the triangles.

5 things you need to know about these blocks:

- The cutting is tedious, well at least I find it tedious and be sure to keep to the measurements (worth it for the piecing)
- Once the cutting is done, the block is fairly easy to piece together
- Pay attention to where the + and x meet as it will show in the overall quilt
- It is quite hard to match the colours and the scrappiness (even harder when you are in a bee and these are only 2 blocks out of 46)
- It is a great scrap buster! 



I am much happier - the stitching is much better as well. They will be ready to be sent tomorrow. And I will be able to move on. Whoohoo! Linking up this WIP to others at Freshly Pieced

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14 comments:

  1. These look so great! I love the bright colors. :)

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  2. Wonderful blocks! I love making these but yes they take a bit of time. Worth it I think : )

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  3. Gorgeous Nat! I've only actually made one of these - I agree though, the cutting was the most time consuming bit :o)

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  4. I like them!! And I agree that the cutting is most tedious. That's my least favorite part anyway...

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  5. I have made a few of these and they seem to take a long time to put together - although they look amazing when they are done

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  6. Your blocks look great - I have never made this type of block but I can see there is a bit of cutting involved.

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  7. Love these blocks, but like you also found the cutting a pita.

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  8. I'm not minding the cutting of these so much but am having a bit of a time choosing fabrics. I guess we will be the two late birds, as I'm just getting mind done too. :) I love yours!!

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  9. I seem to remember the cutting was fairly tedious but they came together fairly quickly. I did only make 2 and have them out of my system now :)

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  10. It is a lot of different fabrics to get to go together but you have a wonderful selection.

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  11. I think they are looking great. I agree the cutting is very tedious!

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  12. Gorgeous fabric selections! Love your blocks :)

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  13. The bright colors and mix of patterns are so fun. When you quilt, do you have to worry about fraying? Each piece of cut fabric doesn't have to be interlocked?

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