April + December
I kept thinking that last April’s Hot-crossed 9-Patch block would combine well with December’s Star-crossed. Before jumping into a larger quilt, I decided to make a table topper from 9 blocks.
I’m still thinking about borders (your suggestions are welcome), but I liked the combination so much I had to share this in-progress photo.
I modified the Hot-Crossed 9-Patch block to make the crosses wider (cut at 1 1/2-inch) to match those in the star blocks.
If you are thinking this color combination doesn’t look like me, you’d be right. It is the result of one of those “what if” questions–I pulled fabrics to match the striped sisal rug under my table and when I looked at the stack, I REALLY didn’t think they’d work. I had to suspend disbelief while I cut and sewed the blocks. But it has grown on me and now I like it quite a lot.
And I really like the combination of blocks, too. If only we’d made the HC9P blocks in May, then I could have called this combination a May-December romance 😉