Quilt Blocks of 2013

2013 was a year for me to start some new patchwork and quilting projects. I was keen to do some slow projects that would give me the enjoyment of piecing every month without the pressure of expecting a finished quilt. With that in mind I signed up to take a free Craftsy class to make a block each month. I liked the idea that some of the blocks would also teach me some new techniques and the videos are a great visual way of learning for me.

When the girls over at And Sew We Craft decided to do a Block of the Month quilt too, that fitted in perfectly. We each chose two blocks from the Modern Blocks book and then we have taken turns to share the tutorials and the blocks. It is so interesting to see how different the blocks look in different fabrics!

Best of all I have been able to use some of the skills I learnt in the first BOM (Block of the Month) to make the blocks in the ModernQAL (Modern Quilt Along). It has been fun.

The Craftsy class is all but finished. There is one more block in the class that I have decided to switch out. I’m not a huge fan of applique flower baskets and I like the other geometric blocks so I will look at how I can join them into a quilt top without that block in the coming weeks.

The ModernQAL has a few blocks left in the New Year. In fact I have the January block all ready to share in the next couple of days so look out for that post soon.

Modern Blocks Quilt Along

modern quilt along follow the leader block

Follow the Leader

spool block patchwork tutorial modernQAL

Spool – with full tutorial

megans star block modern quilt

Megan’s Star

quatrefoil patchwork block


modernqal escalator block


modernqal best friend block

Best Friend 

ModernQAL pogo stick block

Pogo Stick

crosswalk block modern blocks


Next block coming very soon!

Craftsy Free Block of the Month 2013

craftsy BOM 2013 january log cabin

January: Offset Log Cabin

Craftsy BOM February block 2013

February: Spring Blooms

quilt block of the month craftsy march 2013

March: Economy

april 2013 craftsy BOM

April: Fan

may block craftsy BOM 2013

May: Strippy Spools

Craftsy BOM June 2013 LeMoyne Star block

June: LeMoyne Star

craftsy BOM 2013 tumbling blocks

 July: Tumbling Blocks

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  1. Barbara says

    I love all the creativity and gifted people on here! I am gifted in unorganization and procrastination!

  2. Linda King says

    I am going to make a quilt for our bed, I would like to add Fly Geese block in the quilt. I have been unable to learn how to make them. Do you have a tutorial on them?

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