Kathleen Tracy announced a blue and white winter themed mystery quilt with only 4 steps and I just had to jump in and participate. Kathleen has a group on Facebook called "Small Quilt Lovers" and I have been a fan of her projects for a while. Her instructions said this would be a simple project and could be done using just a couple of blue fat quarters and a cream colored contrast.
I could have made 8 little "X" squares in less than an hour using strip piecing techniques, but where is the fun in that? No, instead I pulled out all my dark blue/indigo prints and chose 8 different ones.
Naturally, I had to seek out 8 different cream colored background fabrics too. Then sew them all up into 8 cute little "X" blocks, that will finish at 3 inches.
I have a striped blue and tan fabric that I'm hoping will be a nice border stripe, but not knowing what the rest of the quilt will look like, I won't know if I will end up using it.
Amazing what fun you can have when you are putting off the items on your to-do list.