Chinese Blocks

It’s hard to believe that I just finished my 12th and final block for Modern Quilts Unlimited’s “Everything Old is New Again” challenge.  This has been a fun challenge for me … I’ve made some blocks I really love and some blocks that “got it done.”

This month the block challenge was the “Jacob’s Ladder” block.  I’m really happy with the one I came up with. 

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It’s a bit wonky and of course some small sashing was added to define the segments of the block.  I named it “Chinese Blocks” after looking up Jacob’s Ladder in the wikipedia and the fact that I’ve been using the Asian Tea Time in Tokyo panel for all of my blocks.

Please head over to vote for your favorite block (perhaps Chinese blocks?) HERE until July 15th.  I appreciate your support!

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My next task is to figure out how I’m going to put all these blocks together into a cohesive, “modern” quilt.  I have a few ideas but I think it’s time for me to get my sketch pad out!

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I now have until September 15th to FINISH this quilt with no side exceeding 60”.  I can do that … right?  I do love that there is an incentive to actually make these blocks into a quilt.  Too many times we make sampler or quilt along blocks that just sit in our “WIP” piles and never get finished.  This one will!

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