Modern Building Blocks
February 20, 2015 § 7 Comments
I have become a very lazy blogger. Therefore, I am giving myself a goal to post something at least once a week. Anything! Something!
So…. this is a little bit of the sewing that I have been doing. My local quilt shop is making Moda’s Modern Building Blocks quilt as a block-of-the-month in prints, instead of solids. And I have been making the sample blocks each month. I have really been enjoying these blocks! Above is the first four months worth of blocks. We are breaking each section in half to spread it out over the entire year.
January blocks #8, #19, #44 and #12
February blocks #41, #39, #20, #42, #10 and #17
March blocks #6 and #5
April block #1
As I have been making these blocks, I’ve decided that it is worth the extra effort to trim off all the points. It just seems to make them sew together better. That is a whole topic in itself for another day. But suffice it to say, that as fussy as it seems, it is worth the effort to cut off those scraggly points.
For the half-square triangles I have been using this 8″ Bias Square ruler. I have no idea when or why I bought this ruler, but it’s in with my basket of other rulers so I may as well use it! There are lots of other brands that also square up half-square triangle blocks.
And for the points on 90-degree triangles I have have been using the Precision Trimmer that I picked up with my Star of Chamblie kit. That was going to be my winter project but I haven’t yet had the time or energy to dig into it. Again, there are lots of rulers out there that trim a variety of points.
So many projects… I did clean up my sewing room today in anticipation of a little free-motion quilting. Stay tuned for some finished projects in the near & far future.