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Alrighty! Moving right along with my piecing this week! Above is the August block for the And Sew We Craft Modern Blocks Quilt A Long.  The above block  was pieced by this month’s tutorial host, Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts, it is the Quatrefoil block from the book Modern Blocks.

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Again, I chose to piece fabrics from Juliana Horner’s Rosette line (2013, JoAnns Fabrics). I am much happier with my color combination and color layout of this block compared to last month’s block. I also think I actually like the composition of this block quite a bit more than the July block too.

August Block

Below is my handy fabric key for the August block! A key is a really wonderful way to document your work in case you would ever like to duplicate a block. I actually keep my key in a little book with some additional information and a diagram of the block.

Juliana Horner Key August MBQAL

This block actually combines a few different piecing techniques, including one of my favorite techniques strip quilting.  Another technique, flying geese (Thanks Alyce!), used in this block to create the four points is extremely easy, but it actually create quite a bit of fabric waste which I am not a fan of! I now have dozens of half square triangles  with bias edges hanging around…  Guess I’ll have to quilt them 😉

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See you tomorrow with a little more quilting, I hope!

Erin Myone

July and August

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