Wednesday, May 9, 2018

X-Block Blog Hop


I'm so happy you stopped by for my day in the 
X-Block Blog Hop.  


Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy invited me to join this hop to celebrate our friend 
purchase of 

Congratulations Doris on your new acquisition!

What are X-Blocks?
X-Blocks are acrylic rulers designed to transform simple pieced quilt blocks or pieced strips into new designs by just a little rotation.



I started playing with the 7 1/2" X-Block ruler
 and 
strip sets of grey and white fabrics.



I put the blocks together into a table runner, quilted it, and decided to add some color to the design with 


The Kanzashi flower tutorial can be found by clicking HERE and I used 6 - 4" squares for each flower.

Here is my Kanzashi Flower Table Runner made with 12 - 7 1/2" X-Blocks from strip sets.


As I was looking at the table runner, I could see cubes like baby blocks
 and 
wanted to explore that idea a little more.  

So I made more strip sets and got to work on a new project.


I had a lot of fun playing with light and dark fabric strips and the reverse of the blocks.
I love the geometrical look and I'm calling it Blue Qubert.
Blue Qubert is 55" x 55".

It's even better blowing in the wind...


I made this quilt by stitching strips together, cutting them into blocks with the 7 1/2" X-Block tool,
and stitching the blocks together.
I didn't have to measure or worry about angles - that's my kind of quilt project.

Be sure and check out the other X-Block designs in the hop:

May 7th

May 10th


Thank you, Amy and Doris, for a fun Blog Hop.

Giveaway time!!


You can win this wonderful prize package worth over $175!!






82 comments:

Charlene Martin said...

Love you on Craftsy

GranChris said...

I love the runner. Wonderful

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, I love Baby Qubert. The colors in it are just amazing. The table runner is adorable as well. Those flowers look gorgeous on those solids.

Anita said...

Baby Quebert is amazing, and the runner is so cute with the added flowers!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Really cool table runner and quilt. How pretty! Have a wonderful day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Kathy L said...

The red flowers really make a difference.

Susan L. said...

Love this pattern! Both your runner & quilt are great!

Bluefigquilts said...

Your quilt is wonderful!

krislovesfabric said...

Love those little red posies :)

Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful projects! These X-blocks look very cool, I really must give them a try.

Brenda / Songbird Designs said...

Oh Carla, I love Blue Qubert and your Kanzashi flower table runner! Great job on both. The flowers really pop on your table runner!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

o Wow! I love those flowers! I must give this method a try!

Linda Williamson said...

Love your table runner.

Sharon - IN said...

Cute runner and love the dimensional look to your quilt!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Great table runner with flowers and love the quilt as well.

Joyce Carter said...

Your table runner is beautiful Carla. I love the addition of the flowers. And the quilt---wow! It really looks three dimensional with the placement of your colors.

Vicki in MN said...

The runner is really cute. But the quilt stole my heart-it really does have the baby block look-good work!

Bonnie58 said...

Wow. Beautiful quilts. I love the ideas of extras. Thanks for sharing

Dawn F said...

Those flowers are adorable! They really pop!

Kelley said...

So many creative ideas! Very nice!

Carol S. said...

Wowzers! Two amazing projects using the ruler. I love them both!

Unknown said...

Love your quilts. Never thought I would want to use this tool, but the quilts everyone is showing is changing my mind. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

BarefootThunder said...

Flowers are a wonderful addition to this runner, WOW ☺

works4me said...

I love your table runner and the flowers are the perfect touch. The cube quilt is beautiful, too.

Calicojoan said...

Those are both so cute. It amazes me the possibilities with these templates!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla,
Each time I visit your website I am struck at how fun and friendly it looks. I have been meaning to say that for ages. I'm already convinced that I absolutely NEED this ruler. No doubt about it, but your table runner is fabulous. I just love the gray and white together, even if you didn't embellish it with those adorable little flowers. And then your second project reminds me so much of the maze quilts that I've been seeing. Again, just slightly different fabrics gives it shading and a 3D look. Love it!! Thank you for the inspiration today.
~smile~ Roseanne

Danette Stankovich said...

Your table runner is so cute with a 3D affect. Your quilt is awesome, too!

grammajudyb said...

I like the modern look with the sort of old fashioned flowers ( almost like yo-yos)....Very nice.

Laura said...

Love the flowers and buttons. Makes the runner so much fun.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Nice table runner and the quilting and flowers add just the right touch.

Mary Clements said...

I love the table runner, that pop of color is grreat!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Carla,
great to see what du have used the x-block ruler for.
The tablerunner ist beautiful but I love your 3D Blue Quebert!
I want to sew one as well :-)
Bente

delaineelliott said...

I love both of your projects! Grey and white is one of my favorite color combinations, and anything blue is always awesome! Thanks!

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Sharon Aurora said...

I love both the table runner with the flower accents and the quilt.

Jayne said...

I'm really impressed with all the different patterns that can be created with the X-block template

Beth said...

This tool has so many possibilities!

Ioleen said...

Really beautiful creations with a twist of a ruler. Some beautiful quilts were seen today. Thanks for sharing all the links. The last three or four links didn’t work for me.

Nancy said...

Oh, my, I just love the baby blocks quilt. Now I want to try that. The tablerunner is different than the one I thought of and the flowers add so much to it. Great job.

Linda Fleming said...

Love your blocks and flowers.

Meloney said...

I like the addition of the flowers!

cookie said...

Love the addition of the red flowers. thanks for sharing!

Cindy Shelley said...

Love the 3D flowers on the table runner!!!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Oh the flowers on the table runner are the perfect addition. Love that little pop of color! And the blocks on Blue Qubert are fabulous! Thanks so much for participating!

Marian said...

Those flowers just make that table runner pop, pop, and pop.. It just gives it that little bit of extra that it really needs to show off the grey and white colors.

The coolest tho is the turquoise and blue quilt, just wonderful, wonderful and wonderful. I know for me I'd have never tried this idea just because one looks at this quilt and they think "inset" seams... my least favorite and most avoided type of pattern. In fact, I've made one and that was the end of that... LOL to funny since inset seams are so popular in clothing and I love making my own clothes still. But the rulers make you really see that anything is possible and you could avoid that inset seam with this ruler. I love that quilt. Beautiful job Carla.

Judy said...

OMG! Those quilts are awesome! Love the color choices and 3 quilts for 1. You can't go wrong with that plan. I really, really want to make some of those quilts.

Marti Morgan said...

Fantastic table runner and embellishments.

Donna W said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts with us.

Vicki H said...

Love the runner, and the flowers are just too cute.

Sandi1100 said...

Your runner and baby quilt are adorable! The flowers are so cute on the runner.

Kathy E. said...

Your work with the x-block rulers is amazing, Carla! It's so cool how you get the added dimension with the colors and angles. Those sweet flowers really add a great pop too!

Susan said...

Oh so cute with the pops of red!

bdieges said...

I need to get to work making an x-block quilt!

Pat Gottshalk said...

Your flowers are so cute. This idea would make a great border print skirt.

Scrapatches said...

Wonderful projects, Carla! I really like the clean crispness of the table runner. The block layout is a great use of this ruler. May have to play with that idea. Thank you, as always, for the sharing your creativity ... :-) Pat

quiltmom anna said...

Fun flowers and tablerunner- enjoying seeing all the fun designs that the ruler is helping people create😊

Cecilia said...

I like both of your projects, but I really like the colors of your table runner. Thanks for sharing.

Melody Lutz said...

Those blues are dreamy!

desertskyquilts said...

Two great projects. I really like the table runner with the flowers added. Blue Qubert is a wonderfully descriptive title and it looks terrific, too. Thanks for sharing the ideas. These rulers are definitely versatile!

Needled Mom said...

Those look great. The flowers are fabulous, but I love the depth from the blocks.

JANET said...

This hop is great. Love seeing the different quilts made with the ruler!

Brandy Warren said...

I love the Qubert!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great table runner, and love the Qbert quilt. You gave me an awesome idea!

Robin R. Klein said...

The table runner was made for the flowers. The teal and blue quilt really caught my eye. That one is on my list!

Suze said...

I adore the red flowers on the gray and white table runners. It is so springy. Of course, here in the Tulsa area we are already having what seems late usual late July temps. The baby quilt is adorable. You sure rocked this post. Thanks for participating in the hop. I always enjoy reading your posts

Carol said...

Wow, I love everything I've seen so far on this hop! Your projects are just as amazing, Carla! That gray and white with the red flowers really strikes me, though. Love gray, white, and red! Anyway, the X-block may be pushing its way farther up my list of things to make... Thanks for sharing!

Mary C said...

X Block template is so versatile! Love the red flowers. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

Allison said...

Love that table runner. The pop from the red flowers really make it.

Nancy Lewis said...

I love your runner and the great use of the flowers!!

lucyleabrown said...

Love your contribution to the hop. And theflowers are a cute touch, I love adding origami flowers and yo yo's and such to quilts. and the cubes idea was great. This hop has been so eye opening for me. I have had an x block ruler I bought years ago, but had not used yet. it will definetly be my next project.

Susan Stanton said...

Your table runner is cute with the bright flowers!
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Barb said...

You came up with some very unique and beautiful designs--I like them all!
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Cathy Calloway said...

The blue quilt is awesome, really jumps out at you as three dimensional! A very cool use of the X block ruler.

Melody said...

L8ve the runner

jay dahlgren said...

I really like your table runner, it's very modern! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

little burp said...

I so need this table runner on my table. One of these days maybe

margaret said...

love the flow of the flat cube quilt

minibea12 said...

Your Blue Qubert quilt is terrific!
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anna brown said...

So my color ways and block deign got to love it... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love the flowers you added!

stitchinpenny said...

X blocks looks like a great concept.

Paula said...

Great design. Thanks for sharing.

mkjmc said...

I love the diamond pattern