I decided I wanted Improv Cross Blocks

I collect crosses and have them all over my house…
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Those are just the ones I have have out…there are several more that I haven’t found a place for since the move.
Can you see why I am choosing cross blocks???

This is the block that I have designed…
The rough draft (very rough)
and here is my block after being drawn out in EQ6…
Cross Block
Here is my Diagram and Paper Piecing Foundations…
Designing the Block and Foundations Pieces was really fun :)
Here are my block pieces…
oops, I forgot to take pictures of all the block pieces I had after getting them sewn and cut out…there were about 22 pieces all together.
here is the back of the block after sewing the pieces together…
here it is the front (paper still on)
and here it is after removing the paper, starched and pressed (It got a little stretched from removing the paper) But over all I am very pleased. It is the 1st time I have ever designed something myself, so I am just thrilled that it came out and it looks the way I had imagined it would :)
I am going to make a few more sample blocks too :) The next ones will be a little simpler!
I hope you have as much fun designing and making the blocks as I did.

Here are a few pic of me getting the fabric ready... 
After washing...what a mess!

I will put them in the mail tomorrow :)


  1. WOW so much work! I am really excited to make some! I need to find a cross pattern that I like then! :D

  2. Oooh, can't wait to get started!

  3. I love your crosses that you have all over your house.

    Each time I go to Hobby Lobby, it seems that they have their crosses on sale for half price. I look through them and I like so many of them that I think, "now where would I put this one, or that one?" You've inspired me to think about buying several and putting them together into groups like the one on your staircase wall and some of your other groupings. I think you've help begin a new craze for me.
    Thank you and God bless you !