Friday, March 29, 2013

How My Plus and X Quilt is Progressing




You may or may not have seen this picture that I have posted previously.  By now this photo has been around Flickr, Pinterest, etc.  What may not be apparent though is that this is only a photo of blocks I have made that I scanned into my computer to make this mosaic.  I'm still playing with the design and have all along planned to make this quilt much larger than the 9 x 9 layout shown here.  My goal with this quilt was to make each block special and personal with a theme of its own.  The theme may be a color combination, a play on words, a person that I know, an event or anything really.  My objective was that I wanted to create a quilt that was extremely scrappy with each block telling its own story.  

When it came time for my month in the Must Stash Bee this past January, I asked the girls if they would send me Plus and X blocks and tell me a story with each of their blocks. Here are a few of my favorites that the girls made for me:














Actually, they are all favorites! Here is a mosaic of the bee blocks all together, plus a few more that I made to fill in the spaces:

I will keep posting progress, I promise!

23 comments:

simplestitches said...

what a great looking quilt scrappy but not over the top...love it!

cat and vee xoxo said...

oh Jeannette, it's so fabulous, I love it so much! I am doing the same with my x+ blocks - each one tells a story of some kind - for a person, a colour, or the fabrics. i love that idea - there's so much meaning behind each block, but your eye keeps moving around all of them. How big are you planning to go?

Jeannette said...

I am always amazed at your quilts...either the pattern, the fabric combination, how fast you make them, quilting, they are always awesome! Everything I have on my "to do list" you just pop out! It gives me inspiration to get moving on mine!

Kylie said...

It's looking so beautiful, Jeannette! It's really going to be a very special quilt. I will be trying to make some story blocks to work into my own + and x quilt too .

Mama Spark said...

This is fabulous! I love the Alice block. Also the one with the black cat in it. I wonder what fabric that is? My friend is making these blocks and needs a black cat for one of them. What size block is this? I have seen 8" and 12". This one is on my to do list for sure!

sharpie said...

Amazing!! Love how you have incorporated a story into each block - beautiful idea ;)

Molly said...

Each block is a special work of art! This quilt is going to be so fun and beautiful.

Molly said...

Each block is a special work of art! This quilt is going to be so fun and beautiful.

jednoiglec said...

Your +&X quilt is stunning! I love its scrappy look and the treasures hidden everywhere!

Amanda K said...

Amazing! There are some really special fabrics in those blocks.

Sewjournal said...

Gorgeous!

Bluquilt said...

Wow, these are amazing! I just love this quilt!

Julie said...

This is so fun, and after reading you posting about it, a wonderful remembrance of this time. Story blocks - great idea!

Chris said...

What a great collection. I like them all! Can't wait to see the finish.

Cat said...

Just AMAZING! I do not know how you have time to do any of your patchwork with two little boys to watch! Beautiful quilting, everything!
Cat

a very fine house said...

You make beautiful scrappy quilts, nice to meet you today at Amitie.

a very fine house said...

You make beautiful scrappy quilts. It was nice to meet you today at Amitie.

a very fine house said...

You make beautiful scrappy quilts, nice to meet you today at Amitie.

Marit said...

lovely!
; )

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Annemieke said...

You are right..I saw this picture on other places and thought it was a quilt.(found you through Kerry and than Amy and than saw your lovely red panda etc) It looks very nice, love all the beautiful fabrics anyone used. Difficult for me to buy in the shops here(The Netherlands), maybe there are a lot of Japanese fabrics in the blocks?
Groetjes
Annemieke

Karee said...

I love your X+Plus quilt. I have tried several and something about the scale on each is "off". Would you mind sharing your measurements or pattern? Love the color movement, also!

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