Saturday, March 21, 2015

Modern Block Exchange

I am participating in a Modern block exchange with my Treadle On group.  I don't usually make modern style quilts, but, I liked this block.  I've only made one set of blocks so far. 
first block made
 Here is a set of blocks, trimmed.  I still need to sign these blocks.
1 set of Modern blocks for exchange
I will be making more of these blocks.  We have to use Kona 'Ash' as the background color, but, we can use any bold color(s) for the strips.  I'm using some of the fabrics from my son's wedding quilt for my bold colors. 
more strips, ready to be stitched into Modern blocks
Of course, since this exchange is with my Treadle On group, the blocks must be made on a 'people powered' sewing machine.  I'm using my 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank. 
1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank
I think I need to make a set on my blue treadle, Victor, too.
Post WWII Japanese treadle
We're headed off to another quilt show, shortly.  This one is in Princeton, IL.  We are also going to check out an new quilt store in La Salle, IL. 

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love seeing your blocks! I plan to work on mine today since it's National Quilt Day. Have fun at the quilt show.

  2. Happy National Quilt Day! Love the strings... they're my color. Who is the handsome guy overseeing Victor? Hope you are enjoying a quilt show and some retail therapy.

  3. I love this style of block!

  4. I like all your bright colors! These will be fun blocks.


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