February BOM 2013

X and Plus Block
Read Amy''s original tutorial for a 7 1/2" block on Badskirt
aka the Setsuko Inagawa Quilt
Here are the details for a 12" finished (12 1/2" unfinished) block illustrated by Brenda Ratliff aka justabitfrayed of Pink Castle Fabrics 
For each block cut:
Four 5.5" squares
Eight 3.5" squares
Four 2.5" x 3.5" rectangles
Two 2.5" squares
One 2.5" x 6.5" rectangle

Here are some tips from Michelle for making this block.
See some great examples and read how this trend started in 2011 and again in 2013
join the fun on instagram
Get inspired by the photos in these flickr groups
And from the history books:
The Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilts by Barbara Brackman
Block #1970 "Spool Block" 1938 attributed to Nancy Cabot.