Monday, October 31, 2011

Modern Blocks Book - Part Two




Are you ready for some more blocks from the Modern Block book? I hope so! Because I still have a bunch to show you. Oh and Happy Halloween! I hope to have some good pictures of my little gal in her halloween costume after today. Nope I didn't make it. I happily bought it. ;) But more on that later.

For today, a glimpse at some more of the blocks that I designed for the Modern Blocks Book that is coming out/available by C & T Publishing for Stash Books.



Last Call:

This block is a variation on the traditional drunkard's path block. This is another one that I first made for a bee when we were supposed to make a circle block. (See! those bees do come in handy!)


Modern Blocks Book - Last Call




I learned a lot from my trial run on this block which I'll show you soon. (the one in the other colorway). Less is more. This is a pretty busy block and my first attempt I had every piece of fabric in the block unique. But really that makes it too busy...unless you do this with all solids. So it's helpful to repeat each fabric a few times in the block.


Oh and this is quite possibly my favorite name EVER for a block!


Modern Blocks Book - Last Call





Cross Walk:


I know that you all will ask, so I'll tell you right now that the fabric I used in this block is a spoonflower exclusive fabric. I'm trying to get in touch with the designer to see if it is still available. (It's been a year since I got this!)    Thanks Jen for the update on this fabric.  You can find it at A Little Sweetness in her Etsy Shop!



Modern Blocks Book - Cross Walk




This is a variation on a nine patch block. A complicated one, but still a nine patch in essence. You have to be sure to piece this with scant 1/4" seams so that you don't loose any width when you sew it, but it's really not too hard of a block.


Modern Blocks Book - Cross Walk




Once again, this is a block that is perfect for fussy cutting and showcasing a special fabric.


Modern Blocks Book - Cross Walk




and the last one for today...


Slot Machine:


Modern Blocks Book - Slot Machine




This block is mainly paper pieced to help you get those super crisp points on the diamonds. I'll admit that in this colorway, this block was tricky. I'm not sure that there is anything much harder than trying to piece solid black and white perfectly. lol. But I've also done this block with prints as I'll show you and it's MUCH more forgiving. So once again...give it a whirl!


Modern Blocks Book - Slot Machine



Told you I was in a diamond mood...and I still have another diamond block left to show you later this week.


I hope you are all playing along here and enjoying a sneak peak at the book. Which one do you like?!


20 comments:

  1. I read the blog of the creator of the Little Red Riding Hood fabric (A Little Sweetness) and she has the fabric listed in her Etsy shop for pre-order. It's at http://www.etsy.com/shop/alittlesweetness.

    I love this book -- I think that I might make the Last Call block for the next quarter of the 3x6 bee.

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  2. Great Jen! Thank you so much for sharing! She must have just put that up.

    So there you go folks! Order away!

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  3. Love your new picture! I also love the cross walk block! I think I have a block for the 3x6!

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  4. Lovely blocks I think last call is my favourite!

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  5. I think 'cross walk' is just perfect! I am definitely giving that one a try!

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  6. I love these blocks, although I think Cross Walk is my favourite :o)

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  7. Oh those are stinking cute!

    You are too cute over there on your sidebar too!! Your blog is getting more and more fabulous!

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  8. I am so tempted and will be buying this book - that Last Call block is beautiful!

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  9. I am feeling the DP lately since we are doing the quilt along...love that one! And your 9 patch variation with the sweet fabrics is so adorable! Love them all!

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  10. can't decide between the diamond and the first circles. Would love to see the other colour combo's

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  11. The 9 patch variation is especially sweet!

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  12. you are amazingh! these are just lovely too!!

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  13. I love Cross Walk. Great block! This would be great to feature some beautiful fabric! I really need this book!!!!

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  14. they are all so creative but cross walk is my favorite.

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  15. I just love all of your blocks, Angela. I also love it that you 'happily bought' your daughter's costume.

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  16. It's a tough choice for me between Last Call and Cross Walk! But they're all awesome!!

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  17. The Cross Walk block is simply adorable. And I really like that it acts to play up a focus fabric.

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  18. I like Last Call best out of these. They are all cute. My LQS sent out an email earlier today and showed the book.

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  19. I especially love the Cross Walk block :) I've come across the fabrics at 'A Little Sweetness' before but never realised just how fab they could look in a quilt block!

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  20. My favorite is Last Call, though in these fabrics Cross Walk looks good too.

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