This week I'm working on criss-cross blocks for a swap (yes, another one!). This is a rather labor-intensive swap, involving 40 some FQs. Half are cut into 5" squares to swap, and half are made into these 4.5" finished size Criss-Cross blocks (those little squares are .75"). It's great fun, and we will have all the squares necessary to make the quilt top when finished. Seven of us are making 7 blocks from each FQ. Hopefully there will be very few, if any, duplicates. We are using CW fabrics and Kona Cream. Love it! Seven of us will end up with awesome quilts. This idea was in the Jan./Feb. 2011 issue of McCall's Quilting. It was all set up for 7 quilters to do the swap. Who could resist?
My June Taylor shape cuts are really getting a work out this week with these blocks! Notice, I've marked where I need to cut with tape, so I don't have to keep adding by 1.25"!
We gave it 9 months considering you have to come up with the 40 something FQs and then make the tons of blocks. Due to my machine being in the shop most of the spring, and my eye having issues ever since, I'm running close to the deadline, but I'll make it!