Modern quilt blocks series: bonus block (week 3)

Modern Quilt Blocks block 3

Hooray it’s Monday…. which an only mean one thing! It’s time to post the next in our series of bonus blocks for our Modern Quilt Blocks sewalong.

In case you missed the back story bit, we’ve got together with the lovely folk over at Art Gallery Fabrics to bring you our 32 Modern Quilt Blocks book with issue 50. Scroll down to find the third block in our series of bonus block designs, here on the blog. We’ll be posting one bonus block a week here on the blog – catch them every Monday while issue 50 is in the shops!



Don’t forget to come back next week for the last bonus block tutorial in this series – next time we’ll be having fun with stripes!

How to sew bonus block 3 {Modern Quilt Blocks series}

You will need:

Cutting out

  • Fabric A: Eight (8) 13in squares and eight (8) 1in x 3in
  • Fabric B: Eight (8) 1in x 3in
  • Fabric C: Eight (8) 112in x 5in and four (4) 114in x 3in
  • Fabric D: Sixteen (16) 138in squares.

Modern Quilt Blocks fig 3

How to construct your quilt block

Step one: Join a Fabric A and Fabric B 1in x 3in strip along the long edges. Repeat to make a second unit.

Step two: Join a Fabric D square to each side of a Fabric A square. Repeat to make a second unit.

Step three: Join the Fabric D/A units to each side of a Fabric C 114in x 3in strip to complete the block centre.

Step four: Take the Fabric A/B strip units and sew to the top and bottom of the block centre.

Step five: Join the Fabric C 112in x 5in strips to each side of the block.

Step six: Turn the block on point (using the layout diagram for reference) and trim to a 312in square, discarding any excess Fabric.

Step seven: Repeat the steps to make a total of four 312in squares.

Step eight: Sew the squares together as shown. Trim to 612in square to complete the block.

Sew the full collection of 32 Modern Quilt Blocks with issue 50 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

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