I layered 8 strip sets 1" apart preparing to cut 2.5" segments from them. Yes, you need a sharp blade for this.
Here are the 16 blocks all sewn but not pressed yet.
It was a great day to make soup yesterday, only in the 20s outside. I made pea soup in the crock pot with a ham bone added.
I got this X block top sewn together. For a recap, it is Marcia Derse fabrics for the background triangles, Kaffe Fassett yarn dyed stripes for the backgrounds and sashing strips, and large prints from many years and many different fabric companies for the X's. There is a triangle border on the quilt in the book but I really don't care for it so maybe this one is done at 56" x 74". It would look great thrown over a sofa in a room with a neutral color scheme.