The arrangement of blocks in this finished quilt is an X so I am calling it X Marks the Spot for a lack of a better name!
If you have been following along over the past couple of months, I have been sharing tutorials focusing on the Sizzix parallelogram die.
To see the tutorials for each block, click the links below:
When I last wrote about the quilt, I said that the blocks would be on point and in a modern layout.
First I decided on the placement of the 5 blocks. I cut cornerstones using the 2 1/2″ square die and sashing using the 2 1/2″ strip die. I cut the squares of background fabric to equal the finished size of the pieced blocks.
After piecing, I turned the square on point to make an “X.” (Sorry for the odd color but the sun was strong when I was working on this part!)
I added one more border with corner stones on the tips for a bit of added color. This border finished the black sashing around each block too in order to really make the black pop. I then free pieced the backing by cutting triangles a bit longer than each side of the square and piecing them together then squaring up the quilt top.