Blocks 6 and 7 are up next. I managed to squeeze these and a few others in just before we rearranged the room at the weekend.
|Moda Modern Building Blocks - Block 6|
|Moda Modern Building Blocks - Block 7|
I used more of the gorgeous paisley prints from Scrumptious for Block 7, but have to admit that this block was neither fast nor fun. The cutting and piecing was all quite simple but I was so disappointed to find that the block ended up only 18" square when I'd finished. I lost 0.5" both ways somehow! I hated having to unpick all those pieces (and yes, I did a quick check to make sure I had cut correctly in the first place). I stitched it all back together with a slightly more scant seam and pressed all seams open to eek out as much extra block size as I could. Even after all that it's a little "tight" - urgh! I love the orange fabrics and the block design so I'm crossing my fingers that the bias will help me manipulate it a little further when I need to join it into the quilt top.