Mexican Cross Quilt Block

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Illustration of Alternate Colorway for Mexican Cross Quilt block
Alternate Colorway for Mexican Cross Quilt block

The Mexican Cross Quilt block makes an interesting star pattern behind a crossed "X" design.  If you inspect the grid carefully, you will find that this block is actually built 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 were making a very large block.

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

Skill level:

Advanced piecing skills required

Block Construction

Illustration showing 10 x 10 grid of Mexican Cross Quilt Block
10x10 grid of Mexican Cross Quilt Block
Illustration of the Exploded version of the Mexican Cross Quilt Block