I've been having so much fun putting together the field study x plus blocks. The process is pretty simple and lends itself to chain piecing which is quite nice, many blocks can be constructed at once, once the fabrics have been chosen. The original tutorial for the x plus block was lovingly put together by Amy and can be found here. It is such a wonderful tutorial and I so appreciate her take on color as well. I love Amy's scrappy blocks as well as these and these... goodness those are lovely! I see more x plus blocks in the future, a scrappy version is a must do. Brenda posted measurements for a bigger version and the 12'' is what I am making. I'll make 36 blocks in total for this one.
I'm finding my Add a Quarter ruler super helpful for trimming the corners of the larger blocks. I'm also steaming my seams open, something I rarely do, but I've found things a bit easier this way. Watching these come together is such a treat and they are a joy to sew. I'm being torn away from the machine today to put a toe back in the proverbial school water... curriculum writing and a stop by my classroom to drop off a calendar and some supplies for the coming year. Yikes. Baby steps I say. Much to enjoy and experience until the new year begins. Until then, I'm rushing home. More blocks to make. Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope it is finding you doing what you love.