Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Patchwork Square Quilt Along, Week 3

P2 Modern Solids Quilt Along

So, we are now into week 3 of this quilt along - I've never done one before and again this is a "Modern" style project, which I have never done before as well.

Last week's block was to challenge folks to find a vintage quilt block and adapt it to our modern colors.  I found 2 that I enjoyed making and feel they both are now "perfectly" modern for this quilt top:

First for my Turquoise/Lime layout out I picked a traditional Ohio Star with a square in a square center:

And for my Purple/Lime combo, I picked my favorite hand patten a hexagon, using a strip technique I saw in a pattern that I've wanted to try and again made this traditional pattern "modern" (this was taken before I appliqu├ęd it down:

Now for Week 3 - this week's.  I followed along and here are my finished blocks:

These were quick and easy, I'm a bit nervous about what is coming up though.


  1. Your blocks look great in those colors. Way to go, Toni.

  2. All of your blocks are wonderful! I especially like your Ohio Star.

  3. I love the different variations you have shown here, both are just wonderful!

  4. Very cool! I love the optical illusion effect on the 16 patches -- the effect of the purple lime diagonal strip is very different from the turquoise lime one.

  5. Your blocks look wonderful! I especially love the "traditional" ones you chose. This is going to be a cool quilt!

  6. Great blocks. I love that two color hexagon block. I think that 36 patch would make a great quilt with just that one block repeated.

  7. What a fun combination of modern and traditional. Your blocks look stunning together.