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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

CMM June Blocks

Wow, friends!  It's June, which means that we are officially halfway through the Classic Meets Modern BOM Quilt Along, and it's the perfect time to get yourself caught up if you're a little behind (hint, hint!). This month's blocks were quick and simple to sew, and that's always a win in my book.

*ps- if you're looking for this week's NTT, you can find it HERE.

The first block for June is the X-Plus.  This block has been around since the 1930's, but has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity within the last few years.  Of course it has!  It is a gorgeous block, perfect for showing off a fun variety of fabrics.  I love the way this block looks in the Acreage prints, and I think the dark pink background is unexpected and fun.

With seven different fabrics in the block, it certainly helped to refer to my planning sheet.  Are you using yours to plan the color placement for your quilt, or are do you prefer to "fly by the seat of your pants"?  It's all good either way!

The Ribbon Star is the second block for the month, and though I love the end result of my block, it wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

When I planned this block, I intended for the ribbon to be dark pink.  Though the fabric I chose is a teal/pink combo, and it's really the teal that jumps out.  At a distance, the block looks orange and teal, rather than the orange/pink I planned.  Like I said, the contrast is good and I still love it, I just may need to rethink the surrounding blocks to make sure there's not too much teal in one part of the quilt.

Are you all caught up with your Classic Meets Modern blocks?  I'm sure they're looking awesome.  Remember, there are prizes at stake, so get those blocks done!

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).  As long as you have a finished quilt top at the end of the year, you'll be eligible for the prizes.

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 the 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 to let everyone know you're participating!  You can get the button on my right sidebar.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe we're at the halfway point. It's been fun sewing all these great blocks.


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