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Thursday, March 15, 2018

CMM March Blocks

It seems crazy that we are already three months into the Classic Meets Modern BOM Quilt Along, and yet, here we are!  This month's blocks went together pretty quickly, and with everything that has been going on in the past couple of weeks, I am grateful for it.

With strip piecing, and only one set of HST, the Propeller block is especially easy to put together.

The Sawtooth Stars took a little more time, but only because I attempted to first put the block together without trimming the HST.  I wasted more time trying to get around this step than I would have spent just trimming the HST to size.  Lesson learned.

**ps- the cutting instructions on this block are correct, but there is a typo in the HST instructions.  The HST should be made with 3.5" squares, which will yield 2" HST (though they will need to be trimmed to size).  The PDF has already been updated on Etsy and Craftsy!  Thanks for pointing it out for me, Diane!

When these blocks were finished, I couldn't help but lay them all out on my design wall to admire the way they are looking together.

Ordinarily, when I make a quilt, I make all of my fabric choices ahead of time.  Although I did use the blank sheet in the pattern to plan out my color distribution, I have been choosing my fabrics for each block at the start of every month when I actually sew them, and I am enjoying that process.

I can't wait to see your March blocks!  Let's link them up!

1.  If you're a little late to the party, it's okay!  You can still join in anytime.  This is a Block of the Month Quilt Along, so we will only be completing two blocks each month.  The pace is leisurely and it will be easy to catch up.  You can get the Classic Meets Modern pattern in my Etsy or Craftsy shops (links on my right sidebar).

2.  Remember, the link party opens on the 15th of each month, and will close at midnight CST on the last day of the month.  You can certainly link to my weekly NTT post if you like, but be sure to link your quilt along blocks to this party, so everyone is sure to see your progress.

3.  You don't have to have a blog to join in!  You can link to an Instagram post, or even a Flickr account.  Use the hashtag #classicmeetsmodernbomqal on Instagram!  If you do have a blog, grab a button for your sidebar to let everyone know you're participating!

Classic Meets Modern QAL

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4. Finally, don't forget about the prizes! Several goodies will be up for grabs at the end of the year for anyone who links up a finished quilt top!


  1. Kelly I’m an orange 🍊 fan so your Propeller block is right on!

  2. I, too, was pleased as how quickly the blocks pieced. I've never seen or made a Propeller block before. It was fun.

  3. Your blocks are looking great. Looking forward to seeing the quilt all finished.


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