All-New Modern Block of the Month (BOM) Sew-Along: April Stained Glass Quilt Block

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It’s time for the second block in our Modern Block of the Month sew-along with designer Alyssa Lichner from Pile o’ Fabric! Learn more about Alyssa and see her quilt designs in her introduction. Remember, our second BOM series features extra-large blocks and a PDF block tutorial download to help you sew along (see below). Find the first block and yardage info for the complete series in the March BOM post.

Visit our BOM2 Flickr group to see versions of the March “Up From Here” block and to add your blocks. Share your version of today’s block within two weeks in the pool and we’ll give a $30 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew! to one lucky sew-along participant! Craftycat wins the first $30 gift certificate for her entry.

Modern BOM 2 // Stained Glass // April Block #2

Welcome to April! This month we will be making a Stained Glass Quilt Block for Modern BOM 2.

Before we begin, here are the tools you will need:

Tool List:

  • 6.5” X 24” Ruler
  • Rotary Cutter and Rotary Mat
  • Heavy Starch and Iron (I use Best Press Starch)
  • Sewing Pins
  • Matching Thread (I use Aurifil 50wt)

Stained Glass Block Yardage Requirements:

Stained Glass Block Cutting Instructions:

Fabric A: Kona Khaki
– (1) 2.5″ x 2.5″ – A1
– (1) 2.5″ x 11.5″ – A2
– (1) 3.5″ x 6.5″ – A3
– (1) 3.5″ x 11.5″ – A4

Fabric B: Kona Azure
– (4) 3.5″ x 5.5″ – B1
– (1) 4.5″ x 5.5″ – B2
– (1) 5.5″ x 6.5″ – B3

Fabric C: Kona Curry
– (1) 2.5″ x 4.5″ – C1
– (1) 3.5″ x 11.5″ – C2
– (1) 4.5″ x 11.5″ – C3
– (2) 5.5″ x 10.5″ – C4

Fabric D: Kona Snow
– (1) 3.5″ x 4.5″ – D1
– (1) 3.5″ x 5.5″ – D2
– (1) 4.5″ x 10.5″ – D3

Fabric BG: Kona Charcoal
– (1) 1.5″ x 3.5″ – BG1
– (1) 1.5″ x 4.5″ – BG2
– (1) 1.5″ x 6.5″ – BG3
– (4) 1.5″ x 11.5″ – BG4
– (1) 1.5″ x 13.5″ – BG5
– (1) 1.5″ x 19.5″ – BG6
– (2) 1.5″ x 24.5″ – BG7

Block Instructions:

Step 1: First begin by pressing the fabric you plan to use for this block with starch and a hot dry iron (refer to pressing tutorial for accurate pressing instructions). Then use the Block Cutting Guide (above) to cut out the pieces for the block. Label each piece with the label # (D2, A1, B2, etc.) as you cut your pieces.

Step 2: Lay the pieces out right side up in the order of the cutting block diagram using the label #’s as a guide.

Step 3: Using the numbering on the piecing diagram, piece together all the pieces in the numbered order. Piece 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and so on. As you go press all seams OPEN. Be sure that you use an accurate scant 1/4″ seam allowance. There are a lot of seams in this block, so accurate seam allowances are a must!

Stained Glass in Solids

Stained Glass in Prints

For each block I will be making a version in some fun prints. In the Stained Glass print block I used four different prints and two coordinating Kona Solids. Here are the exact fabrics I used this month… Here are the exact fabrics I used this month…

Have Fun! If you would like to print this block lesson out you can download the PDF version here. Be sure to share your BOM progress in the BOM2 Flickr group! Remember, you can jump in and sew along any time.

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7 Responses to All-New Modern Block of the Month (BOM) Sew-Along: April Stained Glass Quilt Block

  1. Fran says:

    Will Alyssa also show quilting designs at the end of the BOM? Even though I am not participating in her BOM on her blog, I enjoy watchinig the videos and seeing what she does. Thanks! I am enjoying sewing along!

  2. VickiT says:

    Awesome block. Alyssa always seems to choose blocks on my ‘must make someday list’. NOW to find the time is all. I really love this one. Thank you.

  3. Beth says:

    Sorry about the PDF. It’s fixed now and should work for you!

  4. Pam Arbour says:

    I am having the same problem as Gayle. I cannot get the pdf. It takes me to a page that looks like part of programming.

  5. Gayle Grier says:

    The link takes me to a page that says “error.” Thanks.

  6. Allison D says:

    I absolutely love this block, and really the whole series! I can’t wait to make one. Two things – first, will the prizes still be a sewmamasew gift certificate since she’s closing down the shop? Second, one of the things I really liked about the last BOM was that she would show several finished layout options from the single block. Would that be possible? Thank you so much!

  7. carla says:

    Hi! I was wondering first what the finished size of the block is? Also, the PDF link isn’t working. Thanks!

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