The Quilty Stitches Block for today is one you probably recognize as being called “Japanese x & + block”–at least in blog world. This block really came back in popularity in 2011 when Amy of badskirt.blogspot.com fame posted a tutorial for the block here. She fell in love with the block after seeing it in a quilt designed by Setsuko Inawaga at the Tokyo Quilt Festival. The original block is credited to Nancy Cabot in 1938 and is called Spool Block.
A quick google or pinterest search will show you many Japanese X block quilts as the block lends itself to a very striking quilt.
For my block, I used:
DMC 470 for the green
DMC 958 for the Aqua
Sullivan’s 45076 for the Coral