Block Series - Modern Style - Block 6

block 6 block series modern style Feb 22, 2023
Qulit Block Series Modern Style 6

My favorite aspect of modern quilting is the ability to add new interest to traditional blocks. Readers of this blog series may have seen my concept drawings before. I spent a lot of time figuring out the basic shapes but delayed deciding on the spacing and filler placement. If I had made these decisions earlier, the process may have gone smoother. Nevertheless, the challenge of keeping the different blocks cohesive required a bit of creativity and on-the-fly designing.  

Here is a link to the YouTube Video:

Block 6 Modern Style 

And a link to the panel and pattern information:

Pattern and Panel

Here is the concept I drew up for this block:

As you can see I changed my mind about the diagonal Piano Key opting for a frame and Matchstick quilting (just to spread the designs more evenly across the quilt.  If you are really observant you will notice in the video how I had originally stitched a 1/2" frame in the grey, removed it, and went with the 1/4", I think this was a good choice. 

All in all a good block if I do say so myself :)  Here are some of the tidbits. 

The machine is an older Handi Quilter Avante with a stitch regulator.

I am using Glide Thread in the colour white. 

The marking pen I use is a Kering blue water-soluble marker (any blue one will do). 

I only used my Rocket Ruler by Silly Moon Quilt Co., 

Happy stitching. 


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