Pieces SAL Modern Signature Block
Last Thursday (23rd), the very first block from Melva’s sew-along Pieces From the Past was released. This is a nicely paced sew-along with three weeks between block releases. The finished quilt is a Kansas City Sampler and we’ll be sewing along until the last block is released in March 2021. I’ll start at the end, and work backward from our nearly finished block.
Modern Fabric Choices
As soon as Melva announced the sew had received permission to host the sew-along, I picked out these modern fabrics. They are from the Lauren Burch Basics Prism collection and they have such nice deep rich tones. Yummy!
Modern Rejects #1-4
Sue and I had quite a discussion over which fabrics to use for the first block. Rather like Goldilocks, each pairing had some flaws and was ultimately discarded.
The left pairing or reject #1 was Too Viking, while the right was Too Bears for reject #2. Reject #3 was Too Patriots or Tom Brady, if you will, while #4 or the final reject was just plain Too U.G.L.Y together.
Modern Choice #5
Cutting and sewing ensured now that we had our fabric selection.
This pressing photo was shared on Instagram and on Tuesday’s To-Do list, showing off our new wool mat. Once those four pieces were together the block was nearly together. After all is said and done, we aimed for a modern take for this first block in the Kansas City sampler sew-along treat. We’ll figure out the center “signature” component soon.
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