Here we are...the final installment of the Modern BOM!
Doing a BOM sure does seem to make the time fly...for me, anyway.
In this post I will share with you the following...
...our 12th block, Circle of Geese
...a 13th block. I'm kind of proud of this one as it's the first thing that I think I've ever designed, and it came out exactly how I envisioned it. I wanted to include a 13th block for those that may choose to put their blocks on point...a 13th block would make it do-able. For me, I used it to replace a block I wasn't too fussy on....so if you didn't like one of the blocks, or if one didn't quite work out to your satisfaction, you can use this as an alternate block.
....also, very excited to share four different quilts made up of our blocks to help inspire you. Thank you to Karen Z, Stephanie S, and Jill J for working so hard to have your quilts ready to share with the class!
First let's start with the block for June (aren't we glad now that we doubled up on some months!, lol), which is called Circle of Geese.
This is another paper-pieced block. It would be wonderful if it was constructed with a rainbow of colour...especially appropriate during June, Pride month. I did not do a rainbow of colour, only because I didn't have the appropriate fabrics in my shweshwe stash.
Make sure to check the size of the image that you print....mine came out kind of on the small size so I added a bit of extra space on the outside edge...you can see my pencil marks...
I took the time to cut out all my "geese" and audition how I wanted them to appear in the block, then I stacked them up in order...
I'm the first one to admit, paper-piecing is not my friend!...but I do acknowledge that for blocks such as this, it's the only way to go.
(In case you want to know how I corrected the above problem...I was going to just put the block in and slap an appliqued heart on top of the gap, which I have done in the past! Applique sure comes in handy....like a band-aid. Then I had this idea...when I sewed on the inner border of the quilt, I just sewed it on over a bit to cover the gap after I made sure that it wouldn't effect any of the other blocks.)
For your 13th block, I imagined a modern take on the Log Cabin block, as it's one of my favourites.
I don't have PDF directions for the log cabin block, because I don't know how to do that.
If you want to make this block, just start off with a 2.5" centre square and add "logs" around it, just like a traditional log cabin block.
The skinny logs are cut at 1.5", and the wider logs are cut 2.5". Do what I did and just cut each log as you need it...I think that would be easiest.
There are a couple of logs that you have to actually piece before attaching to the block, such as the circles ones below. These pieces needed a 1.5" square of background fabric sewn to them first.
If you want to use this block and have any questions, just give me a call or send me a message! I hope you like it....I do!!
Here is my quilt, all ready for quilting. I am soooo happy with it!
Mine is a bit traditional, I guess, for a modern quilt, but I did add a couple of modern touches.
For sashing I used a technique that I learned in a Zoom workshop, Speed Date With Improv by Krista Hennebury.
This was my original plan, but it turned out much better adding a white strip to either side of the pieced sashing...
Then I used a technique I learned a couple of years ago....a swift trick to make a very narrow inner binding...this one is 1/4" finished!
I had the idea of the narrow binding a few months ago, and I'm so happy with the result.
Now to some fun....Three of our members offered to make their quilts up ahead of time so we could share them here for inspiration.
First up is Stephanie Sinden's quilt...and it's quilted....and bound! She did a wonderful job on the quilting, didn't she??? This one measures 54"x76".
...and look at the beautiful backing that she dyed herself...
Next up is Jill Jackson's quilt, measuring 48x60...the fabrics are just glowing with the use of the black background...
Finally, we have Karen Zandstra's version, measuring approx 60x84...very creative!...
And that's a wrap!! Thank you all for joining in, I hope you enjoyed our time together each month.
Please remember to post your blocks, and your finished tops, on Instagram if you are able to, using the hashtags #tqgmodernbom #twilightquiltersguild.
If you are not on Instagram, but would like to share your version, please feel free to send me a picture via email, text, or Messenger, and I can post for you (this would be awesome!).
You can find this month's directions for the Circle of Geese block HERE on the Twilight Guild's blog post.