I can’t resist a sew-along, and especially not one that has competitions and prizes along the way, so I’ve signed up to do the Modern Blocks Quilt- Along (QAL) over on And Sew We Craft!
The plan is to make one block a month to put together to make a quilt, so by this time next year we’ll have 12 blocks. The blocks are all taken from this book:
There’s a tutorial for the block each month but we were also recommended to get ourselves a copy of the book. Being somewhat impulsive and impatient I wanted it NOW and didn’t want to wait a few weeks for it to arrive from overseas so I opted to get the kindle version! (If you click the book above you can actually see several of the blocks using the ‘Click to look inside’ feature if you fancy checking some of the blocks out) It is also available as a kindle version from the amazon.co.uk site.
This month’s block is called Follow the Leader. The tutorial is here. It’s a very pretty looking block, but when I first looked at it my initial reaction was ‘it looks a bit hard!’
In reality though, taking it one step at a time, it was perfectly do-able. You make lots of rectangly triangle pieces called geese and then position them so it looks like they’re flying in a circle following one another.
I’ve decided to use some multicoloured spotty material that I have as a jelly roll and FQ pack to make my blocks with white as the background. This month I’m using the red, blue, green and purple to make my geese.
Here is my finished block:
You can see all the other blocks that people have made by visiting the Block One Linky Party page.
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