March Update – Mod-Mod Quilt-Along

Posted by on March 4, 2014 in block lotto community, housekeeping | 3 comments


Because quite a few quilters have already made their Star Chain blocks and assembled their first Module(s), I thought I would go ahead and publish the complete information for the March update.

This month, we add Star Chain blocks to our quilts and assemble the first module.  Here are the blocks you’ll need so far

Small Crib Throw Twin F/Q King
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


All Star Chain blocks are combined with a Double Chevron block and three Bead-on-a-String blocks to form the first module of the quilt.

Because the only guidelines for the blocks for your quilts are the ones you impose on yourself, you might decide to:

  • make the background dark or light.  If you are using a common background fabric, use it for the background in your blocks or the chain.
  • change the corners of the star center to background fabric to emphasize the Ohio Star unit.

Here are the quilt layouts for each size, with the Star Chain blocks revealed.


Small (42-inch square)ModModAllSizes-03

4 modules arranged 2-by-2

Crib (42 by 63-inch rectangle) 


6 modules arranged 2 (wide) by 3 (high)

Throw (63 inch square)ModModAllSizes-03

9 modules arranged 3-by-3

Twin (63 by 84-inch rectangle)ModModAllSizes-03

12 modules arranged 3 (wide) by 4 (high)

Full/Queen (84-inch square)ModModAllSizes-0316 modules arranged 4 by 4
King (105 inch square)ModModKing-0325 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.

I’ll share the progress on my projects tomorrow.


  1. I’ m confused. 🙂
    Was I supposed to arrange the module components as pictured above with the beads on the right and the chevron on the bottom? Or “Because the only guidelines for the blocks for your quilts are the ones you impose on yourself,” i could arrange them.

  2. lol….I guess, depending upon how you turn the module my description could have read, beads on top chevron on right

  3. You got it. The module is the same, but sometimes rotated in the quilt.

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