After seeing THIS quilt at Bijou Lovely and THESE awesome blocks by Laura at Little and Lots, I decided on an X Plus quilt. The block kind of reminds me of a Union Jack, which is fitting because the Carnaby Street fabrics are all about the groovy fashion of 1960's London.
Instead of a scrappy look, I decided on two shades of gray as the background (Kona Coal and Kona Iron) to really show the fabric line. Although I'm happy with the choices of gray, I have to say that the un-scrappy look certainly doesn't do any favors for hiding mistakes. The dark gray plusses were tough to match up, and I wasn't completely successful. Imperfect? Yes. But I still love it.
For the backing, I took all of the little bits and pieces of leftover fabric and just started piecing. It was so much fun, and I'm getting a lot better at sewing without a plan. I totally feel like I'm expanding my modern quilting street cred with all this improv.
I had to add a couple of borders because the pieces weren't quite enough to make a full backing, but the bright pink and teal are the perfect shades!
Can't wait to get it quilted and bound because this one's all for me! :)