Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WIP Wednesday: X and + blocks

Let's flash back and pretend that it is the last Friday in November. Why, you ask? Because that is when you should have seen these blocks.

I'm part of the friendship x and + block exchange. I have a very patient swap exchange partner (thanks, Carla). She is always on time. I am nearly always sometimes a little bit tardy.

We chose this color palette:
Each month, Carla and I make a double set of four blocks, one set to keep and an identical set to share. These are my blocks for November. You can see Carla's post here.
And here are our blocks enjoying each other's company (mine are the top two rows, Carla's are the bottom two rows).
Want to hear something shocking? December's blocks are already finished! So look for a totally on-time block reveal on Friday, December 27th. I know. I can hardly believe it myself...

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. That is something that hasn't happened for a long time either...

And it's not too late to enter the SMS giveaway for some patterns and a charm pack. I'm having such a good time reading about everyone's holiday traditions!


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Andee said... #

Love the look of this block and it sounds so fun to trade blocks with a friend every month!

Deborah said... #

I especially love the colors of these blocks!

Anonymous said... #

I love how the different tones of the block make some of the blocks look bigger than others. It is a fabulous effect.

Susan said... #

Such a great colour palette! And look at you..... up to date for December! Maybe January is calling?

Katy Cameron said... #

Looking great together!

Sara said... #

The colors are wonderful! Good job for getting the rest finished as well Cindy!

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Celtic Thistle said... #

What a great idea! Great blocks too.

Needled Mom said... #

Those blocks are gorgeous. The colors are fabulous.

Lorna McMahon said... #

Those blocks are sure sweet! I am a big fan of the x and + block. Hope you are finished by the 27th and would love it if you would be so kind as to link up at my place that day! I am hosting TGIFF for my very first time. Hope to see you there!

Unknown said... #

Really fun idea to have a monthly swap with a partner. I may have to do that. I really love your x + blocks. The colors are wonderful.

Vicki said... #

These are awesome! Can't wait to see it completed.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

I LOVE this color palette!

Allison said... #

I love the blocks. They are all so beautiful.

Carla said... #

Delicious blocks! They look so great. I think I have found the perfect backing for my quilt too.
Thanks Cindy : )

Teje Karjalainen said... #

Hi! I love your colour palette! x and + quilt has been so long in my list - your blocks are beautiful! x Teje

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said... #

What a gorgeous set of blocks. How do you get a swap partner for something like this? Love them!

Unknown said... #

I like that some of the blocks 'x' are light and some dark. Adds more overall interest.

OPQuilt said... #

Love your blocks and love Carla's too. I like how each partnership has similar tastes and personalities in their quilting. Very cool.

And of course, you made me laugh with your "pretend" opening. I have a lot of pretending to do lately!