A few weeks ago, I had an a-ha moment and knew this was the pattern I would use with the leader/ender 4 patch brights I've been accumulating for ages. Immediately, I started putting the 4 patches together into 16 patches. I had several yards of different solids in my stash. After a bit of auditioning, I selected a bright royal-y blue.
This weekend, I was able to start on the 'X' Blocks. It took some experimenting with scraps to find out the X-blocks are made using the same size square as my 4 patch! Did I mention I'm not using a pattern? For some reason, I thought I would need to add 1/8 of an inch to the corner pieces (like when making 1/2 square triangles). Nope! This is a big win, because I bought a Go Baby! cutter specifically to make cutting 2" squares easier.
This cutter is fantastic and it makes cutting up my scraps a breeze! It's been a little while since I've cut my scraps into squares, so I spent some time making squares yesterday. It's super fun! I would never say that about cutting with a ruler!
Also, I'm linking up to Design Wall Monday with Judy at Patchwork Times. I'm hoping to have many more X's for next week's link up.