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:
- 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:
- (1) Fat Eighth (9″ x 21″) each of Fabrics A, B, D (Kona Khaki, Kona Azure, Kona Snow)
- (1) Fat Quarter (18″ x 21″) of Fabric C (Kona Curry)
- 1/4 yard BG Background Fabric (Kona Charcoal)
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
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…
- Fabric A: Ikat Diamonds Aquatic Blue ~ Simply Color
- Fabric B: Periods Mustard Slate~ Comma
- Fabric C: Blossom Festival ~ Tsuru
- Fabric D: Coral ~ Kona Cotton
- Fabric BG: White ~ Kona
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.