Tag: Quilt Blocks

Modern Patchwork Magazine July/August 2017

Whether you make bold and graphic bed quilts, small projects for your home, or charity quilts, these and more are all explored in the July/August 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. Join in the fun of modern quilting and explore the possibilities with new patterns from top designers, reviews of fresh fabrics and books, and…

Quilt Blocks Galore: Sampler Quilts To Try

Have you ever made a sampler quilt? They are a wonderful way to explore and experiment with an assortment of quilt blocks without having to commit to making an entire quilt out of one or two blocks. By easing into the different techniques each block requires, these quilts are perfect for building skills for quilters…

Scrap Quilts: A Mini History Lesson

There’s no use denying it; I love history. From period dramas to documentaries and historical fiction to memoirs, I love learning about the past. So many actions, ideas, and practices have historic roots including our mutual pastime—quilting. Quilting itself has such a storied history, but so do the individual quilt blocks and the materials we…

Design Your own Quilt: Try Improv Quilting

If you’ve never tried improv quilting, you should! Improvisational quilt blocks can seem difficult when you don’t know where to start–all that freedom can be daunting–but they’re a great place to start if you want to design your own quilt. In the March/April 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork Virginia Cole encourages us to look beyond…

Quilt Lessons: How to Resize Quilt Blocks

For many quilters resizing blocks is something to avoid. And if you’ve ever tried to resize a quilt block, you know there’s some math involved.  Don’t let that scare you away! Changing the size of quilt blocks is much easier than it looks. Plus, learning how to modify the size of your quilt blocks can…

How to Make String Pieced Half-Square Triangle Quilt Blocks

How do you feel about triangle quilts? I quite like them and I’ll admit, I’ve been having a love affair with Half-Square Triangle quilt blocks in particular. The mighty Half-Square Triangle quilt block is simple, but the possibilities are endless. It’s so fun to arrange and rearrange the blocks to create a wide array of…

Modern Patchwork Gifts 2016

Don’t delay -The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s no time like the present to make handmade gifts, patchwork quilts, and easy quilt projects for you and your friends. Featuring more than 30 brand new quilting projects straight from modern quilt designers you know and love, this issue has a wealth of ideas…

Ready for a Nine Patch Quilt with a Twist?

Do you have a favorite quilt pattern? I don’t like to choose favorites, but I’m currently in the midst of a love affair with the Nine Patch Rearranged Quilt designed by Vivika Hansen DeNegre. If you are looking for easy quilt patterns and haven’t given this one a try, you should check out this fan-favorite…