Moving on with the Six Inch Block of the Week we’re now on week number 5 and I’ve been a bit flumaxed with my time and capacity to sew but I’m rocking on somehow! This week I am sharing with you a block with a name given by me The Hello Cross Block.
This block is a modern block with a Cross feature in the middle that led me to naming it The Hello Cross.
The source of the block comes from Tula Pinks City Sampler 100 block book. One which I bought back in 2018 to help me complete the 100 Days 100 Blocks challenge. I made the Open Window Block the other week and this one is very different to it.
All of the blocks in Tula Pinks book have no name. The idea being that you write in the book as bit of a journalling experience as you create all the blocks. I didn’t do this with my quilt so this block lay unamed until today. The Hello Cross Block it became. In the book is block 19 and I’ve slightly adapted it on the corners to make the block easier to sew.
The Hello Cross Block
First up we have the blocks from my fabric stash and Alison Glass Fabric. For the fabric stash block I have used the bunny material throughout the four corners and centre. It’s the only block I did this on and I think it would benefit from having a yellow centre to make the cross more prominent.
Alison Glass Greens are so lovely and I’ve loved using them against the pop of pink on this cross block. I think it works well!
My Second Set of blocks are Avery from Ruby Star Collective and from my Liberty Fabric collection.
The subtle colours of the Liberty are pleasing to my eye, I almost wish I had added a dark blue centre. On a whole I like this block!
The Avery fabric block isn’t singing to me this week. I feel it may have worked better if the darker orange was on the centre framing the centre square.
Overall I’m not really in love with the Hello Cross Block this week. Maybe adding the modifacation to the corners has ruined the effect. However it might just be my colour choices!
Anyway onwards and upwards to next week. I think sometimes I am a little bit critical of my own work but I quite like picking apart the blocks like this.