This month Amy is hosting our ModernQAL block and it is gorgeous! I love how mine turned out but I’ve also seen a couple of others and I love those too. I think it is the way that this block, called the Crosswalk block, allows you to feature fabric. You could have a large square of featured fabric in the middle of the block, or you could do as I have and have pieces of feature fabric in each of the sections around the edge.
This was a relatively easy block to put together, but you do need to be aware of fabric that is directional. My spotty fabric was fine but my other fabrics were all cut carefully so that the designs ran the right way up when I pieced the block together. This is one of those blocks where you could chain piece but you would want to be constantly checking yourself by laying sections back in place. It would be disappointing to have to unpick for one upside down piece!
In case you’ve missed it, this block is a part of a larger project that we are doing over a twelve month period. The team from And Sew We Craft blog have chosen blocks from the Modern Blocks book and are all taking turns in hosting the tutorials. In December Amy has the monthly tutorial over at Actually Amy.
Here are my other blocks in this quilt so far:
May: Follow the Leader
July: Megan’s Star
August: Quatrefoil Block
September: Escalator Block
October: Best Friend Block
November: Pogo Stick Block
It’s not too late to join in if you’re interested. Visit And Sew We Craft to see links to all the related posts so far. Remember to look out for sharing on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr with the hashtag #ModernQAL. When you’ve made your Crosswalk block, we’d love you to link up and show it off over at And Sew We Craft.
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Yes, Christmas prep in full swing here as well.
It’s been very hot and humid here lately with the
Started back at the gym last week with a friend and
already feeling the benefits. Went for a lovely swim as
well today so feeling really good today!! 🙂
Best I keep going on a few more Xmas projects.
Good luck with your Xmas preparations and
thanks for your always informative blog.
Thank you, Emmy. I seem to have an endless list of Christmas projects here but just not enough time to work on them all – or even to choose which one I want to do first!
Ps Spelt your name wrong 🙁
It’s Tonya, sorry about that. 🙂
Mary Preston says
I like how yours turned out too.