Take a look at some of the latest quilting trends with Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table! Debbie is currently hosting a Postcard Quilt Along; there’s a simple tutorial for Postcard Blocks with a casual sew along. Learn more via the Flickr group or Instagram (#thepostcardquiltalong).
Are you involved in a block swap? Have you super-sized your sewing? Are there half rectangle triangles in your latest quilt? Share what you’re quilting in the comments below!
Their central motif and multiple borders come in many shapes and styles, and modern medallion quilts are affected dramatically by choices made with each new round.
Clockwise from upper left: The Scrapper’s Delight by Domestic Light and Magic, Desert Flower Medallion by knottygnome crafts, Butterfly Medallion Quilt by FairyFace Designs, Midnight at the Oasis by Color Girl Quilts
Friendship Block Swaps
Block swaps have always been a fun way to create a quilt while sewing in community. Currently The Friendship x and + swap and the Supernova Friendship Block Swap are popular, emphasizing not only beautiful quilt blocks but the building of relationships.
Half Rectangle Triangles
Large or Super-sized Blocks
Piecing quilts made with large blocks, nesting them to increase their overall size and interest, or down-right super-sizing one block into a full quilt is proof positive that bigger can be better!
Clockwise from upper left: Scrappy Rolling Stone (21″ blocks) by The Q and the U, Nested Churn Dash (24″ block) by Material Girl, Red Letter Day (22″ blocks) by gemini stitches, Falling Maple (40″ block) by Miss Print