Yes, this block is named Double X. I should have had a clue, since that is the name of the pattern in the APQ magazine, but who pays attention to those things, right? Traditionally, I believe this block is made with three fabrics, one for the red, one for the block background and one for the center. You can see I am making some progress with my mug rug production! Twelve blocks done, and eight to go. I will make five sets of four coasters.
I also plan to make some boxy zippered bags to sell in the shop, as a switch from the Zippy Bags I have been making. The last batch of zippy bags didn't sell well, and I have a couple of ideas why. Mainly, the table they were displayed on became cluttered with many other items and the bag display virtually disappeared amongst everything else. I need to stop by the shop and monitor my display area more often I think. As to the fabrics I chose, I thought they were adorable--a Fall themed Sandy Gervais collection that was colorful, fun, whimsical and appropriate to the season. Maybe not appealing to wine tasters?
Hope to make up one or two in my new fabrics this weekend to show you. I had a nice amount of fabrics from the old Blackbirds Designs Rhubarb and Ginger collection that have a feeling of wintery elegance about them.
Speaking of Winter. What happened to Fall? According to my calculations we should have six more weeks of fall, right? It is 40 degrees out at the moment, and in no time my back yard has gone from this:
Hopefully, raking up these leaves won't cut into my sewing time too much!