Monday, May 7, 2018

X-Block Blog Hop


Welcome to my day to share, in the X-Block blog hop.

I became intrigued with this ruler...and tried it out
in the "New Technique Challenge" with the "Island Batik" ambassadors.
I immediately fell in love with it.
Especially the great packaging it comes in.
What a wonderful way to keep things together.

After looking online at the other creations you can make with these rulers...
One in particular jumped out at me.
 I knew it would be perfect for my hand dyed fabrics, 
that I've been hoarding long enough.
LOL!
Is this just the coolest?
The sun came out finally and I could get outside,
 for some wonderful shots of how the colors play, in this beauty.
This is un-be-weave-a-ble
Yes, it's spelled right! In fact right on the package it says it's an 
adj.  ...it's no joke
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I used the 6.5" ruler, so my quilt came out to 84"x96".
The pattern can also be made with a 7.5" ruler,
 and the instructions are in the pattern for both sizes.

Confession time... I've stayed away from things like this.
I am not much of a fan of wasting fabric.
Not that I don't have enough in my stash to last me 3 lifetimes...
It's the principle of it all.
Twisting and turning and chopping off parts of a block...I just don't know!
But what really made me appreciate these rulers, (especially the larger ones)
is the fact that you can create other quilts with what's leftover.
They refer to them as X-tra's.
Directions for  them, are included in the pattern too.
Now your talking!!!
un-be-weave-a-ble 2
This guy was made with 1/2 of the leftover pieces,
 combined with some batiks, I had in my stash.
It measures 50.5" x 62.5"
You can see how the block is created with the leftovers.
It kind of reminds me of a camera for some reason!
un-be-weave-a-ble    More
(I see Fireworks here)
This little guy used the other half of the leftover's, and measures 38"x48".
The only extra fabric in it, is a sashing around the outside edges.

The little extra pieces we cut off, go different directions.
Sort them out and, and you've got enough for both little quilts.
And that makes a world of difference to me!
Pretty darn amazing now, isn't it?
Thanks to Doris from Quilting Queen Online for the marvelous rulers.
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Give away time!
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All the tools you need!
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For your chance to win!

A big thanks to Amy from SewIncrediblyCrazy, for hosting this hop.

You won't want to miss what my fellow bloggers are sharing either!
:-)

98 comments:

  1. Your big quilt is pretty but I am over the moon with your X-teas! The blocks sparkle like treasure boxes!👍

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  2. Your quilts are amazing and you are an inspiration to me. I love your blog and all of the quilts that you make, thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. Your quilts are spectacular! Cool ruler

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  4. I love the un-be-weavable quilt! I also hesitate to make something I know is going have a lot of waste.

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  5. Wow, your quilts are amazing!

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  6. Joan, as usual your work is amazing. These rulers look so interesting

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  7. Yes, absolutely, they are amazing! The first quilt is gorgeous and it's so cool that the leftovers make such fabulous things too.

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  8. Joan, your quilts are so amazing.The first one looks like you wove fabric strips in, under and around each other. It really looks so complicated. I don't yet understand how these rulers work but I am so surprised at what they can do. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts today.

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  9. Wow, all three are beautiful. I love the hand dyed fabric, the colors just pop. Everyone's projects are so unique and different. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  10. your quilts are amazing!!!! Such beautiul colors!

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  11. Wow! All the color is amazing! I am in love with them!

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  12. OMG! Loving all three of these quilts! They're BEAUTIFUL!

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  13. Love your quilts. Beautiful fabrics!!

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  14. I adore how you brought the design out into the first two borders in your first quilt. Wow! That sure added an element of delight for me. I agree that I have enough fabric for several lifetimes and yet I hate to throw away fabric. Maybe it comes from having grown up in poverty even though I didn't know it because everyone around us did, too. We certainly didn't go hungry or unclothed. My mother made all of our clothes and we grew our own food, including the meat. I save all my small scraps just in case I want them for applique. Thanks for a wonderful treat with the intro to a new ruler. Maybe this old "dog" could learn a new trick.

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  15. Wow Joan, you rock this challenge 100%! Not only ONE stunning wowen quilt.
    I love how you yoused the leftovers to make TWO beautiful unique quilts more.
    Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing your adventure with this great ruler.
    Bente

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  16. Beautiful fabrics. Great prizes! Thanks!

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  17. You totally rocked this X-Block thing with all three of these quilts...wow! They are amazing!

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  18. Wowweee! You really had fun with these rulers! I love the variety of patterns you've come up with and all the color is really eye candy! How could anyone pick a favorite? I've got a small size x-block template in my closet that I need to dig out soon.

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  19. Wow. I LOVE that hand dyed fabric quilt. The design is amazing. The fireworks one looks cool too. Great job.

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  20. Well, you have been busy! Your quilts are all beauties!

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  21. Beautiful work and I agree with everyone else......wow Joan!!

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  22. Great quilt from the pattern, and even better quilts with the x-tras! I have yet to play with mine - too many other hops to make quilts for first!

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  23. Fantastic use of your hand dyed fabrics. Love the quilt you made from the "extras". Lots of little bits of colour.

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  24. Great use of every little bit! I do still have some from mine I plan to use someday....

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  25. I also hate wasting fabric. so happy you showed how to use the scraps. I am ready to try this.

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  26. Wow, you really went to town! Great quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. That rainbow quilt is so beautiful!!!

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  28. Thanks for sharing the quilts you made with the extra's.

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  29. I love your big quilt, and the amazing extras! Way to go with minimal waste!

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  30. I didn't know you could make so much with the X Blocks. I like the idea of using the cut off pieces

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  31. Haven't been interested in this in the past, but the pictures bloggers are posting are changing my mind. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  32. You've done it again. All 3 quilts are amazing.

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  33. That is just amazing, 3 quilts! And two from the X-tra pieces! Love that!

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  34. Oh Joan, That quilt is "unbeweavable". It is absolutely gorgeous! And the X-tras, oh my, my, my, my, my!!!! Thank you for such a fabulous triple finish!

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  35. Oh Joan! Love all three quilts! It's amazing you can get those two extra quilts! I found one of these rulers in my stash not to long ago. Looks like I may have to give it a whirl!

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  36. Really cool quilt. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  37. You are truly amazing, Joan. All these quilts and everyone a work of art. Brovo! ... :-) Pat

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  38. Love this quilt! I just got the pattern and am excited to make one of my own!

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  39. Impressive that they included plans for what to do with the left overs. Your examples are really pretty. thanks for sharing.

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  40. I love how all of them turned out !!!!

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  41. Great work! Love your colors!

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  42. Thanks for sharing these fantastic quilts with us.

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  43. Wow!!!! 3 for 1 with leftovers!!!!! All 3 quilts are awesome!!!

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  44. I second that. WOW!!! 3 for 1. love your hand dyed fabric.

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  45. Yes! I hate wasting and having little bits leftover. This is such a wonderful idea!

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  46. Wow yours is bright, mine will end up being more pastel. Love the extras too. I was using those as leader and enders. All your projects are fabulous.

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  47. Love it, but it looks extremely complicated.

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  48. Oh, Joan, you are such a good and patient quilter and I'm so impessed how you followed the patterns. My attention span just won't allow me to follow another pattern...lol. these are gorgeous!

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  49. I love how you used the leftovers from the first to make 2 more quilts- wow! I aodre your fabrics- so beautiful and perfect for those quilts.

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  50. You made some amazing quilts!

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  51. Love, love, love those colors. This is an intriguing pattern with many possibilities. Plus with suggestions on what to do with the waste fabric - perfect.

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  52. This looks outside my skill zone right now, love the colors and am really intrigued by the blocks.

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  53. I love you quilts! I love that you didn't waste any fabric. I'm going to have to try these rulers.

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  54. Beautiful quilts and beautiful colors!
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  55. You are superwoman. I am completely convinced of it. They are all just drop dead gorgeous!!

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  56. Absolutely beautiful, love the colors.

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  57. I am impressed by the quilts that you made. I feel the same as you regarding fabric throw aways. I feel as if I was throwing away money even though I should get rid of the scraps. What size would be your choice if you could only have one X block template?

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  58. Whoa, Joan! These are all amazing quilts - and so satisfying to complete not just one but two extras from the cut-offs. Beautiful hand-dyed fabrics, so glad you used them for the un-be-weave-able quilt!

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  59. Wow, this is incredible.
    So the first quilt looks amazing. I love that you have used all your own dyed fabrics. This is such a vibrant quilt. Well done .
    I agree with you that I hate wasting fabrics so the designers have hit on a winner with this one by making designs to use the cut off pieces.
    I adore both the second and third quilts. They are both great, too.
    Looks like have really been working overtime on your machine when you can turn out three quilts that look this amazing.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  60. Wow three instead of one quilt. Normally I don't like to waste fabric either.

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  61. Beautiful quilts! I would love to try these!

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  62. OMG! Those quilts are awesome! Love the color choices and 3 quilts for 1. You can't go wrong with that plan. I really, really want to make some of those quilts.

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  63. Dynamo color schemes for the 3 quilts. rozz01(at0cox(dot)net

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  64. I just love it when there are design options for the leftovers!!
    Your quilts are wonderful. As always.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Wow. Beautiful quilts. I love the ideas of extras. Thanks for sharing

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  66. Where is the bear paw block for Sew Incredibly Crazy?

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  67. Your quilt is fabulous, and I love the quilts you made using the scraps. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  68. Your quilt is really the coolest! This tool is amazing. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  69. OMGosh, once again a beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutfiul project with amazing X-tras. :) I to always have apprehensions about cutting a block or pieces off all my hard work. I actually once tested a pattern, where I refused to cut part of the layout out because their was no use for the extras you were cutting off. I thought it was short-sighted of the designer to have people cut off part of a project with no intended use of the parts you were cutting off, so for me I added something else to the project to just finish it off. My project just finished differently from how the designer originally planned for the quilt to look and while I know it was wrong of me to refuse to do it since I was testing a project in the first place I just couldn't bear to waste that part of the project. It was in fact the very last pattern I ever tested. I love how these patterns include ideas for the "X-tras" also.

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  70. Beautiful colours and designs.

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  71. What a colorful site to see on such a cold and drizzly day! Thank you for sharing the colors and the patterns. It has made my day!

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  72. Wow, love the rainbow quilt.

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  73. I've avoided rulers like this for the same reason! I'm so glad to know that the waste (with the larger ruler) is big enough to be used. Thanks so much for mentioning that.

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  74. Interesting quilts - great colors - thanks for sharing

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  75. I love your quilts. Especially the big one where the colors go out into the border. Nice job!

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  76. Fascinating. I need to get to work making an x-block quilt!

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  77. I love that you got three quilts from the leftovers. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts .

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  78. I do not have this ruler, but I must admit to being fascinated by the creativity of quilters who come up with such ingenious ways of making quilts easier and more exact. We've come a long way from cardboard templates and scissors! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. Cute quilts! Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Joan, I love the first quilt's border. That is so fabulous! It's beautiful, and getting the two bonus quilts from the leftovers? That's definitely a great blessing! I'm impressed. I didn't know all these things were possible, though I've had one of the rulers for probably 5-6 years!

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  81. You had me at rainbow colors!!!

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  82. I am amazed at the fact that after you have one quilt finished, you have another one well on the way to done! Win, Win!!

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  83. Impressive collection of X Block quilts. You did a great job.

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  84. OMG--every time I see someone's project, I think, "how can anyone top this?" but you just did. I LOVE these quilts of yours, and I even have this ruler! Making something with it just moved very high on my list of things to do. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  85. All three of your quilts are stunning. I particularly like the one you say looks like fireworks.

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  86. X Block template is so versatile! Love this look. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  87. I really don't like buying a lot of specialty rulers, but I think you sold me on this one! Three quilts from one? Awesome! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  88. These quilts are amazing!! Love the car.

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  89. loving the black fabric! it goes nicely in this quilt!

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  90. Your un-be-weave-a-ble quilt is unbelievably great!
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  91. Wow love the colors...so much milage out of this ruler....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  92. Love. Love. Love.
    Waste not! I have yet to use my X-block ruler. I don't want to waste time NOT using any longer!! The fact that it creates very little waste was the tipping point for me to purchase it a few years ago! Your Lovely quilts are gorgeous examples!

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