We are moving into the second half of quilt making :)
I hope you are having fun sewing your blocks and that you are liking where your project is going!
We continue to sew blocks, so the prompt for this week remains the same: Take a picture of your progress.
This post is part of the Modern Tiles Sew Along! See all posts.
This week’s progress
As you know, I had all my units done in the first two weeks of “block sewing”. So now I am simply connecting them. Well, I also had to unpick a bit because I messed up the layouts, but overall this was a fast job.
So be careful about the orientation in each block!
I finished four blocks this week and have only two left for next. It always feels good to be ahead and this way the picture(s) made more sense. What we do for blogs and social media ;)
Tips & Tricks
If you are working in blocks, the goal is to get to three quarters of finished blocks. If you sewed all units first, you should also start to sew blocks togehter. Aim for half of them getting connected.
Minimum 12 Blocks:
And I forgot to mention this last week, if you are sewing a bigger quilt and are not planning to finish the whole top but the 12 blocks minimum, you can stretch out your blocks over more weeks. Instead of catching up or planning to sew the top together you could plan on sewing blocks for the remaining weeks. There are still five weeks left in the sew along. So divide the number of remaining blocks by five and you have your goal for each week. Or if you want to have a catch-up option to counteract life’s curveballs, than divide by four and you also have a buffer planned in ;)
My Instagram Highlights
A few highlights from the #ModernTilesSewAlong on Instagram. Look around, like and comment!
Cindy is doing an “almost two color” version she nick named “Oreo” quilt. Such a great idea behind the design (read more in her IG post) and I love how her first blocks are coming together.
And another version with lots of black – and grey. Kris is doing an awesome design with mixed fabrics in the block and lots of upcycled elements. Look at that button!
Meadow Mist Design
Second she annually hosts a mystery quilt sew along. You can join in doing it full mystery style but she offers a preview if you prefer so. The current one Macaron Mystery just started.
Also if you love link-ups, you can join her at “Favorite Finish Monthly”.
If you are a fast quilter, I think you can still jump in. Maybe not for a big version but for a baby sized quilt top or a 12 blocks goal.
Hoping to see lots more pictures pop up on Instagram next week ;)
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