My first two test blocks used a Quilty Cross I found on Flickr. In one I used four different fabrics and in the second, two.
I learned that using this method for this block really requires you to use only one fabric for the cross. Although I like the look of the second block, I don't love it so I decided to keep looking.
I've been lagging on the Oh My Stars! QAL progress and wanted to get moving on it but all I could think about was the 3 x 6 bee. Enter the recently posted Quattro Stagioni Star. I decided to make it in my colours to see if it would be a good match for the swap. BINGO! We have a winner! I love it!
Last, but not least, I completed this week's Sew Happy Quilt QAL block. It's another Flying Geese Pinwheel block and despite the fact that I made one of these recently for my Sampler Quilt, I ran into all sorts of problems with it. I ended up ripping quite a few seams. Still, the end product is pretty terrific, if I do say so myself.
I finished my Sampler Quilt top tonight and it looks fabulous, but I'm not ready to show it to you just yet. I'll be completing the scrappy backing tomorrow and I want to show them both to you at the same time. Until tomorrow! In the meantime, check out Manic Monday on Jenna's blog.