I have been itching to get to this challenge quilt. I wrote about it so long ago that you’ve probably forgotten. You can read about the 10 Blocks if you missed that post. Are you wondering how I got the modern block challenge quilt top done? I knew it and that’s why I wrote this post.
Once I decided that yep, this was my design I then had to figure out how to create it. Obviously I had to take all the blocks and strips off the back ground fabric.
I started cutting strips of background fabric those dimensions. I started working on the right side and went across.
After I had the strips cut, I started sewing sections together. The five blocks that all touch was the first thing I sewed.
Phew, that worked out. Then I sewed the pink strip to the background strip. I was gaining confidence.
I looked at the left side and felt like it needed a little something else. I had picked up all the colors in the blocks with the strips except for the turquoise. Naturally, that was the color strip I cut.
I sewed the yellow strip to the background and then guesstimated what a good distance would be. I sliced off the rest and sewed on the turquoise and added the rest of the background.
When I got all the sections sewn together I trimmed. I made sure the top and bottom were even. Then I trimmed the sides to make it a bit more pleasing to my eye.
It all seemed straight and balanced so I put it back on the design wall. I decided to measure it. It was a perfect 42 inch square.
Yep, just like I planned it. Or a really lucky accident.
You decide which!
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