Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another year...another post

I can't wait to share the good news: Quilt Queen Patricia Pepe is coming out with a new X-Blocks Adventure book very soon. It's top secret; in fact I must be careful because if I reveal too much I could lose my crown (chuckle). What I CAN tell you is it retains the whimsical, fun and refreshing style of her first book, Adventures in X-Blocks Land, but from a different direction. How's that for creating confusion?? I promise you'll be the first to know when it comes out. In fact, when it comes out...I'm going to give a way a signed copy. Because I'm the Princess.

Look at what I found on the web. It's a cozy Texas style table topper made by my new friend Sandy at Magnolia Springs Quilts. She used the X-Blocks rotary cutting tool and Dancing Star pattern from Quilt Queen Designs. Isn't the border gorgeous? It was easily made with the pieces that were leftover when constructing her stars.

Now look at Sandy's Country Liv'n quilt. It's the main quilt from the Dancing Star pattern. All those beautiful stars...when you make them, you end up with the border pieces she used in the table topper.

You can see the original Dancing Star pattern on the Quilt Queen Designs website (scroll down the pattern page). Notice many of her patterns include more than one quilt on the cover. That's because the X-Blocks leftovers make the second quilt. It's like getting two patterns for the price of one.

Great job, Sandy. I love your color choices and the splash of plaid.

If you have an X-Blocks project to share, send me a pic.

Andrea, Princess of X-Blocks Land


  1. Thanks Andrea!See you in X Block Land!

  2. Sandy is an awesome quilter and teacher. She has inspired all of us in this area of Texas with her use of the x-blocks.