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Block of the Month – Tic Tac Toe

I posted my finished block on instagram and one lady who commented told me to be sure to pick a block you can easily make a few more from so I could make my quilt a bit larger. This  Tic Tac Toe block is pretty easy ( instructions from Blossom Heart Quilts ) so I decided today that this would be my block as well.

I picked the “X” to be black.. but not just solid black. I want my blocks to be fun to look at and almost like an iSpy quilt, something new to discover in every block. I picked black with a print.. infact.. all my fabrics have print on them. I picked Hot Pink and Mint/Sea for contrasting corners and off white (with black prints) for in between.

I made 5 blocks today.. lots of ironing and cutting corners ( really rotary cutting .. not the figure of speech one). I will get in the month April 11 blocks send to me by the others from my beehive, so that will make 16 blocks in total. 4 x 4 blocks… I think that will be big enough for a nice throw. If not I can always make 4 more.. I have a parcel on the way which would allow me to make some different black and white blocks .

I hope you like the photos!



Tic Tac Toe in progress



Placing the chosen fabrics in order… making sure fabric for corners are in same direction

Tic Tac Toe in progress


After sewing on the little squares, cutting off the excess fabric.

Tic Tac Toe progress


lay them out again.

Tic Tac Toe

Start sewing them together, row by row.

Tic Tac Toe

Block done!

5 Tic Tac Toe blocks

And then there were 5 ….


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