Well it's my turn to plan FAITH Circle's November quilt, and we're going with improv. Simple X-blocks, all pieced together into a 12.5"x 24.5" strip. I'm asking for 2 or more blocks per strip, with smaller blocks in finished widths of 4", 6", 8" or 12".
For colors, we'll be using any shade of blue for backgrounds; any blue, turquoise, teal, or bright green for the crosses. An occasional gold or orange would be ok in the cross strips too. I learned way back in my first month as a quilter for FAITH Circle that a bit of warm with the cool can't hurt.
I've also encouraged any contrasting bits in the Xs. I mostly used block trimmings from one block to make the 'arms' of another, piecing strips together randomly to get the lengths I needed. Note that depending on the size of the beginning fabric and the ending block, the Xs sometimes hit the corners of the block, sometimes not. I like that! Hopefully the group enjoys making these as much as I did.