Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Mountain (A Quilt Block Tutorial)

Last year, my lovely friend Alyce asked me if I'd like to design a block for another of her quilt block series. I love working with Alyce - she is one of those scarily organised people who run amazingly well organised quilt alongs. Last year it was the popular Bee Hive series (which I designed my Checker Block for), and this year it's The Modern HST Sampler. Alyce has invited a bunch of designers to contribute block designs for this sampler, including me. And today I'm excited to show you the first block I designed for this QAL - Mountain!


You can pop over to Alyce's blog for the block tutorial - but I thought I'd show you some of the possibilities with this block. It's not quite as versatile as Checker, but there are still some pretty cool effects you can achieve with this one :o).

I love the movement in this simple layout, where the blocks are rotated to create over-sized pinwheels.


And the angles created using two lines of blocks going down the quilt are really interesting. This would be a really fun design to quilt!


I hope you're all having a great week!

xx Jess





8 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Very fun design and I'm loving all the ombre play you are doing lately. :)

Lisa J. said...

Fun! I really like the second option.

Sonia Parham said...

great block sign. thanks for sharing. :)

Ella said...

Love the second one! Thanks for sharing your designs.

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