We are starting a new club at the Stitchin’ Post this month! That’s right, a new club based on Tula Pink's new book “100 Modern Quilt Blocks”.
Tula has written a book with a fresh, creative approach to quilting. Each block is presented on two pages. The first page features a full color photo of the finished block and provides an area for your blocks new unique name. My blocks are named after my favorite songs. While the second page includes the cutting instructions, a layout of the pre-sewn block and an area to write notes or attach special items.
I am attaching snips of the fabric I use in each block. The book also includes directions for 5 finished quilts. Of course you can design your own quilt.
Follow along each month as our club members work their way through the 100 quilt blocks. Better yet, come join us. We meet one Monday each month beginning Monday, September 30th from 5:30-8pm.
Let’s get started!
First you will need to choose your fabric pallet. Keep in mind each blocks finished measurement is 6” x 6”. Large prints will work but you will need to add some small scale prints and solids to help balance the quilts over all look.
I really can’t say how much fabric will be needed to complete all 100 blocks but fat quarters or ¼ yards are a good place to start. Maybe 18 – 24 prints and 12 solids to begin with. You can always add fabric as you go.
Notice my pallet is about half prints and half solids. I’m using all Tula Pink fabrics as my prints. I guess you can say I’m cheating by using these fabrics but what can I say I really, really, really like her fabric! But, I did choose the solids to go with them. You too can be a cheater.
Choose a block to work with. I will be working on block #33. Tula used 3 fabrics in this block: 2 prints and 1 solid. Notice my 3 fabric choices. Cut the pieces you will need for this block and arrange them in the order they will be sewn together. At this point if you don’t like one of your fabric choices, choose something different. Sew together. Remember you need to name your new block. In my quilt block #33 is now known as “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips.
Here are all the blocks I’ve finished so far. Check back each month to see what our club has been up to and the blocks they have made.
Follow our progress on facebook and Instagram (#SPTula100) and our blog.
Happy quilting, Jackie