Mexican Cross Quilt Block

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Skill level: Advanced

The Mexican Cross Quilt block makes an interesting star pattern behind a crossed “X” design.  If you inspect the block carefully (See block construction picture below), you will find that this block is designed on a 10 x 10 grid, which means that if you cut pieces on the grid, you would be working with some pretty small pieces unless you make the block quite large.

Illustration of Alternate Colorway for Mexican Cross Quilt block

Alternate Colorway for Mexican Cross Quilt block

Fortunately it is easy to merge pieces on the grid to come up with a more patchwork friendly version.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt design using the Mexican Cross Quilt Block

Block Construction

Illustration showing 10 x 10 grid of Mexican Cross Quilt Block

10×10 grid of Mexican Cross Quilt Block

Illustration of the Exploded version of the Mexican Cross Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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