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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CMM August Blocks!

It is the 15th of the month, which means that it's time to share August's blocks for the Classic Meets Modern BOM Quilt Along!  Each of this month's blocks finish at ten inches, and are pretty quick to put together.  First up is the Dutch Pinwheel block.

I love blocks that have a scrappy look, so a block with five different fabrics (including the white) was really fun for me.

The Chevron Diamond block is the second block for August, and it is lighting fast if you chain piece those squares on the flying geese.

Instead of a white background, I chose to make my chevrons white.  Even though there is exactly the same amount of pink and white in this block, the white chevrons just pop right out and really draw the eye.  When I was determining my color layout, I also thought that this area of the quilt needed a little more solid white.

How are you deciding on your fabric placement?  Are you using your blank coloring/planning sheet?

Something Rosemade has a fantastic method for making sure she has an even distribution of colors.  Check out her post HERE to see how she is cropping her block photos and laying the blocks out digitally.  It really is awesome, and I think I'm going to have to take a little time to do that with my own blocks soon.

Can you believe that we're getting into the home stretch of this QAL?  We only have two more months of blocks, plus a month of flying geese and snowball "fillers" and then it will be time to put the quilt top together.  So, let's link up.  I can't wait to see your August blocks!

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. For my own comfort, I am way too late to join you. But, I am loving watching you work.

  2. Two more great blocks. I'm not thinking about fabric placement -- I took the easy route and followed the colours in the pattern. ☺

  3. What a great idea on the digital photos! Up until now I've been pretty much just grabbing fabric, but I think before I do this month I'm going to lay them out and see how I'm doing on color placement.


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