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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Classic Meets Modern QAL!

My, oh my!  Where has the year gone?  It seems that the weeks around the holidays zoom by so quickly, which means that before we know it, it will be 2018.  Of course, the start of 2018 also means the start of the Classic Meets Modern Block of the Month Quilt Along.  It's time to get your fabrics picked out, because we will be kicking off in January.  Read on for more specifics, friends!

This pattern combines 22 classic quilt blocks in different sizes with a fun, modern layout to create a quilt that is a showstopper.  All of the blocks are constructed with basic piecing techniques, making it fun for beginners and experienced quilters alike!

Not a fan of all solids?  This quilt is super fun made with prints as well!  My good friend, Janet from Simply Pieced, made this quilt with her prized collection of Denyse Schmidt fabrics and slightly alternated the block placement, and it gives the quilt a completely different feel.  I love how it turned out!

If you're apprehensive about starting another project, don't worry!  This Block of the Month QAL is going to be easy and stress-free!  The pattern includes full-color illustrations for each, and we will complete just two blocks per month for 11 months. The final month, we'll layout and complete the quilt top!  Of course, we will have fun link-ups each month to share progress.  With this pace, it will be no trouble at all to keep up!

If you need even more incentive to jump on this bandwagon, consider the fact that when we link up our finished quilt tops, you'll be in the running for a few giveaways from my fabulous sponsors!

So, what do you need to get started?  Well, first you'll need the pattern, which is now available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops.  And you'll need to decide on your fabrics.  Check out the full listing of fabric requirements here-

If you want to make the quilt in the exact solids I used, you'll need Kona White, Steel, Royal, Turquoise, Pool, Berry, and Parrot.  This time around though, I'm using Moda's Acreage collection, and I can't wait to make a version in prints for myself.  These sweet beauties are going to make such lovely quilt.

Soooo... who's in?  Leave a comment to let me know, and get those patterns and fabrics ready!


  1. I want to join in. Looking through my fabrics :)

  2. Kelly, I'd love to do this. Is there a monthly fee? Linda Thompson

  3. I love creating modern quilts and have lots of fabric, so I'm in!

  4. I'll be combing through my stash to find the perfect fabrics!!

  5. I would like to join in. It will be my first QAL!

  6. Looks like fun. I'll have to see how successfully the year ends. I need to clear out some WIPs before I start new projects.

  7. I'm in 😊. It will be a great stash buster and a lot of fun for me.

  8. Kelly, cool, I love the pace so count me in.
    I don't have a blog tho, so I assume there will be an alternative to the linkup if that's the plan to post progress, etc.


  9. Very, very tempting! I'd love to, but realistically I can't commit to anything more next year..... however, I am still compelled to comment because that is one stunning quilt!!! Well done, and all the best for an amazing QAL.

  10. I am in! I just love this quilt so much!! Now if I can make my fabric decisions before the end of the month I will be good to go. :D

  11. Piecing is my downfall but I will love seeing what all these other quilters make with such interesting modern/traditional patterns.

  12. I really want to join you all! Hopefully, my silly retired schedule will allow it! (Hint: I'm so much busier now than when I worked full time and raised three girls as a single mom!!!)


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