Firstly, some of this content you would have seen from Wednesday post please go over and check out the my “Let’s get acquainted New bloggers” post….check out the other participant’s posts for this week.
I am so excited today as I am introducing my first paper piecing pattern…
“Royal – X – Plus Block”
The block reminds me of a mashup of a union jack and the X & + Block (hence the name). It was inspired by a floor tile. I would consider this Intermediate due to the joins but an easy sew since they are all straight lines. The biggest tip I can give, is when joining the 3 sections using opposite pressed seams to match the pieces up (like you would matching up a row of squares).
I reached out to others participating in the New Bloggers blog hop and a big thank you goes out to my three testers that tested my pattern. I am so appreciative of the work and great feedback. Here are their blocks:
Cath @ Wombat Quilts, who posts a paper piece block every Monday which are always amazing!! She made her block 11.5 x 11.5″.
Alison @ Making Happyness, who is a newbie at paper piecing. Her first paper piecing was a beautiful rose.
Lisa @ Hilltop House Creative Works, made this very cute mini quilt from the block. I could definitely use this as a mug rug or a pot holder/trivet….don’t you think??
In the process of making the pattern I tried a couple of blocks, and after feedback from Alison I wanted to show you all how a couple of blocks would work together.
You can get the free pattern from Craftsy, here. If you try it out I would love to know, so I invite you to post photo’s of your finished block on my Paper Piecing Flickr Group.
Linking up with Amanda Jean’s Finish it up Friday @ CrazyMomQuilts and with Kristy @ Quiet Play.
Ooh – I’m famous! Thanks for the opportunity to test your great pattern. It has been nice to see more of your work too.
Great block! Love the repeat pattern that forms in between a couple of blocks too!
I like that the legs of the x’s don’t touch when you assemble the blocks. Congrats on your first published paper-piecing pattern!
Oh wow! I really do need to move ‘try paper piecing’ up my list!
Really lovely! A beautiful block on its own or in a group 😉 Way to ritz up the x+!