It’s a Mod-Mod Quilt-Along
Because of the modular approach and the modern look of our geometric blocks this year, I’m calling this effort the Mod-Mod Quilt-along.
You could choose to make a quilt in one of six sizes:
- Small (42-inch square) – 4 modules arranged 2-by-2
- Crib (42 by 63-inch rectangle) – 6 modules arranged 2 (wide) by 3 (high)
- Throw (63 inch square) – 9 modules arranged 3-by-3
- Twin (63 by 84-inch rectangle) – 12 modules arranged 3 (wide) by 4 (high)
- Full/Queen (84-inch square) – 16 modules arranged 4 by 4
- King (105 inch square) – 25 modules arranged 5 by 5
Each month, mid-month, I’ll tell you how many of the current month’s block you’ll need to make each of the above quilt sizes and where they will appear in your quilt.
I will be making two quilts and sharing my progress:
- A rainbow-colored throw using the color of the month from the rainbow scrap challenge (a sort of mystery quilt for me)
- A full/queen using a more controlled color palette with a common white-on-white (WOW) background
If you are using a common background fabric, here’s my generous suggestion for how much you’ll need (keep in mind that I haven’t written all the block patterns yet):
- Small (42-inch square) – 1 1/2 yards
- Crib (42 by 63-inch rectangle) – 2 1/4 yards
- Throw (63 inch square) –3 1/4 yards
- Twin (63 by 84-inch rectangle) – 4 1/2 yards
- Full/Queen (84-inch square) – 6 yards
- King (105 inch square) – 9 1/4 yards
January’s Double Chevron Blocks
Here’s how many of these blocks you’ll need this month, for each of the 6 quilts:
|Double Chevron Blocks||1||2||3||4||6||8|
If you are making the small quilt, you’ll make one Double chevron. Your quilt layout looks like this (so far–these will get more interesting in future months)
The Crib size quilt include 2 Double Chevron blocks, in the 6-module layout on the left.
In the square Throw, three modules are added to the layout and one more Double Chevron block for a total of 3 needed for this quilt.
As you can probably see, these modules (and quilt layouts) are nested. The smallest size becomes part of the crib size, which is part of the throw, which is part of the twin size. This means you can start small and decide to make a bigger quilt or … start out super ambitious and decide to make a smaller one.
For the Twin size, you’ll need 4 Double Chevron blocks.
Here’s where they will be in that quilt, constructed from 12 modules.
You’ll need 2 more Double Chevrons–a total of 6–for the Full/Queen quilt. Here are the 16 modules for that quilt.
And for the super-ambitious, make 8 Double Chevron blocks. Here’s the 25 modules for that 105-inch square quilt.
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This badge links to the home page of the Block Lotto. Depending on interest, I’ll set something up for the Mod-Mod Quilt-Along. If you are making this sampler or one of your own design and want to share your procress/progress here, please use the category my sampler.