Saturday, October 27, 2018

Modern Quilts Block by Block

I'm excited today to be included in the book tour for Emily Dennis' new book Modern Quilts Block by Block! Emily sent a copy of the book to each of us on the tour, and asked us to make a block from the book. I've loved Emily's clean, fresh designs for years, so I was confident that her book would be a winner. And I wasn't disappointed!

I love block based quilts! Do you find it relaxing to sit and piece block by block? The quilts are all made from easily pieced blocks, that have a traditional feel, but are refreshingly modern. Right up my alley!

I chose to make a block called "First Place", the quilt you see on the cover.

I definitely would love to make this as a whole quilt, but for now, I turned my test block into a small wall quilt or table topper. Some straight line quilting and a binding finished it off nicely.

Be sure to check out all the quilts from the book tour on Instagram under the hashtag #modernquiltsblockbyblock

You can purchase the book directly from Emily's Shop or from Amazon.


  1. Lovely mini or table topper. I especially like the binding selection you made.

  2. That is beautiful. Your fabric choices are so pretty.

  3. Neat block! It really does look like a first place ribbon in the blue fabrics you chose :)


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