Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Escalator Block

September's Modern Blocks Quilt -Along

September's block in the Modern Blocks Quilt A Long is a fun block to make.  It is called  Escalator, and is designed by Ann Haley.  (Page 58 in the book, ' Modern Blocks'    compiled by Susanne Woods).
I wanted to use more colors  from the fat quarters (  Stitch Floral Square by Michael Miller) bundle that I have for this quilt along.

Fat Quarter bundle of Stitch Floral Square  by Michael Miller   
The four fabrics I hadn't used yet
The trick to this block is to pin carefully where any seams met.  And sewing with scant quarter inch seams. 

Triangles are pinned along the edges

I  only had to trim off a little to square- up this block
I was happy how the seams met!

Escalator block    
I had fun making this block, and will consider making something bigger from these blocks someday.  My mother saw it, and asked me if I was making a tie for my hubby!  It would make a cute tie, don't you think?

May, June , July , August and September blocks  Modern Blocks Quilt Along

Next month, I'll have half of the blocks finished.  I'm learning a lot from making these blocks.

The  Pin It Blog Hop is beginning on Tuesday, September 10.  I can't wait to see all of the  pincushions!!  This will be an awesome way to get new ideas and patterns for pincushions....

So stop by every day for the list of bloggers for that day.  Remember, my day is Tuesday, Sept. 17 !  I had fun making mine!  (Hey, did I mention that I'm having a giveaway?)

I'm off to my sewing room!

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