April Update – Mod Mod Quilt-Along

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in housekeeping | 1 comment

This month, we add Triangles in a Square blocks to our quilts.ModModBadge

Small Crib Throw Twin F/Q King
Triangles-in-a-Square Blocks 3 3 6 9 9 12
Star Chain Blocks 1 2 2 3 4 5
Bead-on-a-String 3 6 7 10 13 17
Double Chevron Blocks 1 2 3 4 6 8


Sophie-ModModQAL-RSCIn all the quilts, this month’s block appears in rows of three.  In all except the smallest quilt, one of those short rows is found at the top of the module beneath the one we completed last month. 

If you are making a Throw-size or larger, a second row is found in the adjacent module, creating a row of 6 blocks.

These are the blocks I’ve made as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, where I’m using whatever is the specified color of the month for my blocks.

I’m such a control freak, I  not at all sure I’ll like the result, but I’m willing to suspend disbelief–just as I am asking all of you to do if you’re quilting along–to see what happens.




Last week, I blogged about using a template to cut the large triangle from a striped fabric so that the stripes were oriented the same way in each block … a funny thing happened when I pulled out the blocks I’d completed so far and put them on the design wall together–I didn’t like them, even though these fabrics were part of the group I started with to define the color-way for my quilt.  Here are my original blocks and the second set I made.

SophieModModQAL-Rejected blocks


The lighter, brighter set of blocks made me happier. I mention my experience here because it definitely was a lesson learned for me.

Here are the quilt layouts for each size, with the Triangles-in-a-Square blocks revealed.

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


If you are making blocks (or thinking about making blocks), please do blog about it here.  Use the category my sampler and the tag mod mod qal. This will make it easy for someone to take a quick look at what others are up to by looking at posts in the my  sampler category.

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the update Sophie! This is really interesting.I decided last month to change my colorway for this year (it seemed a good idea at the time.) I’ll try to post later.

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