Four X’s Quilt Block

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Skill level: Intermediate

Design Attribution: Kansas City Star, 1947

Traditionally done in red, this block was originally published as the Red Cross quilt block. Modern quilters tend to mix the colors up a bit more. The construction is identical to the Brickwork Quilt Block, however, the coloring differs.

Below is an example of groupings, one using the traditional red, and the other with a multi-color approach:

Illustration of a traditional Red Four X Quilt
Illustration of a multi colored Four X Quilt

Block Construction

Illustration of Exploded view of the Four X Quilt block

Coloring sheets

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