Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A New Diversion

I feel like I'm late to the party (again). It seems like the Patchwork of the Crosses quilt blocks have been a big thing for about the past two years, and I guess I just didn't notice. I'm sure I saw them on various blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., but it never really registered. Until a few weeks ago. All of sudden, the blocks are everywhere I look!

I really do like English Paper Piecing, so it was just a short leap into POTC. I ordered a starter kit from The Featherweight Quilt Company on Etsy, and since Alan had a birthday coming up,  I ordered one for him too. The kit has the papers, enough fabric to make one block, a template, and needles. Cake and coffee were not included.

Here's a pic of Alan cutting his out:

It wasn't a fast process, but I got the block done.

I've gotten a few more blocks cut; cutting is slow too, but it's so addictive! I'm really having fun with it.