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).

Love these July trends? Here’s a Half-Rectangle Triangle Table Runner, Super-Size Castle Block, Supersize Shoo-Fly Quilt and the Mini Medallion Quilt Tutorial + Sew-Along.

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!

Medallion Quilts

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 MagicDesert Flower Medallion by knottygnome craftsButterfly Medallion Quilt by FairyFace DesignsMidnight 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.

Clockwise from upper left: Supernova blocks by Jennifer Under the Juniper Tree, x and + blocks from Live a Colorful Life, x and + blocks from Grace and Favour, Supernova blocks by Sew Sunshine

Half Rectangle Triangles

Made popular by Latifah Saafir’s tutorial on the Modern Quilt Guild site, the half rectangle triangle is a delightfully modern twist on the basic half square triangle we all know and love.

Clockwise from upper left: Cosmic Kites by holly’s red bikeSeeing Red by The QuiltengineerSpears Runner by Teaginny Designs, The Pointy Quilt by Lily’s Quilts

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 UNested Churn Dash (24″ block) by Material GirlRed Letter Day (22″ blocks) by gemini stitchesFalling Maple (40″ block) by Miss Print