Modern Block of the Month Highlights

on June 6 | in Modern BOM, Modern BOM 1, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 49 Comments

Now that we have all 12 blocks in our Modern BOM sew-along we thought we would share just a few favorites with you. It’s amazing to go into the Modern BOM pool on Flickr and see how the look of a design changes depending on fabric choice. The three highlights below that utilize July’s design are all so different (and pretty!). There are some really stunning blocks and quilts, and every time we look at the photos we want to head directly to the sewing machine to whip up a few more blocks of our own!

November, December + January Blocks by I love to stitch

She writes, “I have thoroughly enjoyed making each of these blocks. I have never done anything like this before but the step by step instructions were easy to follow and am looking forward to making the last block and putting it all together.

Megan from jaffa quilts: An improv version of the July block.

January Block by Heather from HeatherSTompkins

Old School Library Quilt by Katie from Swim,Bike,Quilt!:

This quilt was made with July‘s design and “…With the help of the very talented members of the Trust Circle of do.Good Stitches. do.Good Stitches is a bee that makes charity quilts for kids.”

And another version from July, this one by Cindy from noricocin

Comment on any post this week to win one of these new books!

Learn more about Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching by Kristin Roach and Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics by Elizabeth Hartman in our June Book Giveaway post.

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49 Responses to Modern Block of the Month Highlights

  1. Ashish says:

    Oh oh, I really like that first block! Something about the red and aqua ctonibamion. You crack me up about having fabric all over the house! I did that too, until I recently cleaned out my craft stash and set up shelves to keep things in one place.

  2. Kirsten says:

    I love seeing how these modern blocks transform into a quilt.

  3. all so lovely, amazing what different fabric color choices can do!

  4. Carolyn says:

    I have appreciated all the comments on my blocks “I love to Stitch”. These give away books look interesting, I would love to add them my collection.

  5. Kim McM says:

    I really like these modern quilt blocks. I’ve been a quilt lover fora long time, but these are new to me.

  6. Andrea churndash says:

    I love the way these innovative blocks create so many innovative patterns.

  7. Chloe white says:

    Love the colours!

  8. Valerie says:

    I really like the color choices in I Love to Stitch blocks. Bold and clean. I would love to win Eliabeth’s new book. I am new to the Modern Quilting movement and would love to try a modern quilt.

  9. Laura says:

    I love all of these blocks!

  10. Alice says:

    I really like the modern blocks, and the way the solids make such an impact!

  11. elsa says:

    Really like all of these blocks and still want to make them!

  12. Theresa says:

    These are so neat. I need to learn to quilt.

  13. Hannah says:

    Wow, it’s so neat to see all these different variations and color cominations! These are all so great!

  14. njeri says:

    All these quilts are lovely. It’s great to see what everyone has done with the blocks.

  15. Kelsey says:

    I love the teal/apple/grey combination in the first photo! Fabulous color choices. It’s really cool to see a couple of individual blocks turned into quilt tops too!

  16. dushyle says:


  17. Kerrin Moeller says:

    Loved seeing all the fabric variations on the Modern BOM pool on Flickr. Can’t wait to try out making some of my own this summer!

  18. Anne says:

    Love, love the Old School quilt. Color choices especially. I feel inspired to quilt!

  19. diya says:

    so elegant from simple blocks..i like..

  20. Meredith says:

    These are so awesome! Wow, I am just blown away. I wish I would’ve known about this event when it was starting. I might’ve joined 🙂

  21. Wendy says:

    Love the color combos in the block by Heather. Fun to see different interpretations of the same blocks.

  22. Anke says:

    These are all so beautiful! Such talented sewers! Something else to put on my todo list…

  23. Jennie P. says:

    I really love the November, December + January Blocks by I love to stitch

    Thank you for the awesome chance! I’d love to have a copy of the Modern Patchwork book.

  24. Jen S says:

    I’m really loving the modern blocks of the month series. The hard parts are deciding not only which pattern to use but also what arrangement to put them in.

  25. Barb in MI says:

    Love to see all these modern blocks – especially the one block wonder quilts!

  26. Jenni says:

    Love seeing the blocks in finished quilts.. so pretty!

  27. Destiny Lair says:

    In love with the old school library quilt!

  28. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous blocks! I can see some of them somewhere in my quilting future for sure

  29. Tiara says:

    I love these quilts so modern!

  30. Jen B says:

    I love the Old School Library quilt! I’ve been too busy to sew the blocks yet, but they’re on my to sew list!

  31. Andrea K says:

    I love these blocks, especially the first picture. May have to try these myself.

  32. Tamie says:

    I love these modern quilt blocks and really need to add Modern Patch Work to my library.

  33. Kristin H says:

    The Old School Library Quilt is great…I love seeing the different colors/layouts that people chose.

  34. Kate Martin says:

    I love the January block in particular. Great sense of movement.

  35. Renae says:

    Thanks for sharing.
    I’m excited to try my own hand at these blocks and see what I can come up with.

  36. Joelle Lambert says:

    I love these modern blocks and quilts! I need to get to work on my own modern blocks.

  37. Charity says:

    Such pretty blocks, I especially love the color choices.

  38. Mary P says:

    Super fun. I love to see how people use the blocks.

  39. beth says:

    Love seeing these blocks! I especially like the Old School Library quilt.

  40. Jodie says:

    These are all so pretty.

  41. Kristin says:

    I really love the top one! so pretty!

  42. Lindsay says:

    I love Megan’s finished quilt!

  43. Ashley says:

    would love some new reading material! The squares look great

  44. Nichole says:

    Fun variations! I’m off the check out the rest on flickr.

  45. Mikki says:

    Wow, wow, and wow! So inspiring! I want to camp out in my sewing room this weekend! 🙂

  46. kate C. says:

    love these!

  47. Marcia says:

    I love all these bold graphic blocks, especially the January block. I would be thrilled to win Elizabeth’s new book.

  48. Beulah says:

    I seriously need to get busy! I am loving the modern quilt blocks! I may have to adjust the order of quilts to be completed so that I can justify beginning a new ‘modern’ quilt! 😀

  49. Melissa Q. says:

    These are beautiful! I love the color choices in the library quilt but they all look gorgeous. Makes me want to quilt.

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