Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Blocks, Blocks and More Blocks

This is the year for blocks, and I have joined 4 different "BOMs" with a bigger or lesser workload.

The Splendid Sampler comes out with free blocks  twice a week, and when we are finished we will have made 100 6 1/2" blocks unfinished. Above are blocks 30 - 37, in a wide range from simple piecing, intricate embroidery, applique, curved piecing and English Paper Piecing. We get to practice a lot of techniques!

The 2016 Aurifil Designer of the Month June block is Modern Delft II by Jacquelynne Steves. She designed two different versions of the block, where #1 had stitchery in the center block as well as in the four white corner blocks. I chose to make the alternative version of this 12 1/2" unfinished block.

Maybe I will prepare the stitchery project to bring with me on summer vacation, since I won't have access to a sewing machine.

The June block in the Sugar Block Club is Maple Stack, a modern version of the classic Maple Leaf block. I love the boldness of these blocks, and for this particular one I am very pleased with the blueberry fabric! These blocks are the same size as the Aurifil blocks.

I am also making blocks for my Modern HST Sampler, but that will be shown in a separate post. Enough blocks for now...

Keep on quilting!


  1. My aren't you just busy! Wow, and such a diverse range of techniques too. I really like the blocks you made =)

  2. Your blocks look terrific. They are keeping you busy.

  3. good to see all the latest SS blocks afraid I have go way behind with mine but printing them off for another day. Not seen the sugar block club BOM but have said no more BOMs as like you I am taking part in so many. I am a big fan of Jacquelynne`s have done all her mini quilts. Are you doing Maggie`s dance with her?

  4. Your blocks all look great. I haven't made any of the SS blocks yet.

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