Monday, March 30, 2009

Queen's X from leftover HSTs

Here's my version of Queen's X. I used the HSTs leftover from another block and switched the values to get diagonal lines both ways. The black is not a solid, although it looks like it in the picture. I made the four patches in the corners first, then put it together like a nine patch. I'm getting better with my accuracy every week, but more frustrated with the cutting directions in Quilter's Cache. I didn't follow them this week, but I don't see the point of cutting big rectangles into strips, and then into squares. I'd rather cut the strips and then cut the squares.

6 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

Had to smile at your comment re cutting directions -- I didn't even look at them this week, just went with the final measurements of the little squares and made it up! :-)

Living on the Spit said...

I just figured if they were speed stitched, they were 2 7/8"..which they were thankfully.

Really like your interpretation on this block.

Vicki said...

I like what you did to get the diagonal lines to come out. I also hear you on the instructions on Quilter's Cache. I read it to see what the final size of say the HSTs are suppose to be and then do my own thing. Or if I need 4 squares or rectangles of a certain size I may have a scrap that I can cut those from that and it doesn't look anything like her piece of fabric.

Librarynan said...

I love your marbled fabrics, Brenda... do you do them yourself?
Totally agree with you on QC's directions! Why the extra cutting? Unless she's got a sewing table and cutting board as small as mine, you really don't need to cut the big rectangles. DO wish I could locate the box that has the big matt!!!

Brenda said...

I bought the marbled fabric at a local discount store. $6 for a metre!

em's scrapbag said...

I have never followed the cutting directions. I like you find them frustrating.