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A Modern Setting for Traditional Block of the Month

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Last year, I did a series of posts on a block of the month, all in batiks which was put on by a local quilt shop using patterns from the internet.  I decided that batik fabrics were not my cup of tea.  With the advice of friends, I did manage to get all the blocks done.  I had already stretched quite a bit out of my comfort zone just by using batiks and I decided to stretch a bit more.  If you’d like to work through all 12 blocks, click on the Category Block of the Month 2014, and you see all 12 posts.

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

I decided to use black as the sashing. That was different for me too.  That is black batting sitting behind the blocks.  I’ve never used that either.

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

Using my quarter inch foot kept the seams consistent.

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

I pressed all the block seams toward the black sashing.

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

I sewed the blocks and sashings into strips, and then thought why not stretch a bit further and come up with a modern setting?

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

I had to use a black border too.

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

So I added some plain black blocks, and thought about an asymmetrical placement. I was inspired by the waterfalls in our area, and thought the blocks could flow down like a waterfall.

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

The batiks really pop against the black, and the idea began to take shape.

Modern Setting for Traditional BOM at From My Carolina Home

Waterfall setting, with the three blocks below like the rocks in the middle of a stream. I like the juxtaposition of modern to traditional. Next time, I’ll show you the quilting.  Click Here for Part Two.

Please do follow the links for parts 2 and 3, there was a lot more about the quilting.

Sharing at some of the linky parties on my link page, and in 2017…

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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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10 thoughts on “A Modern Setting for Traditional Block of the Month

  1. Love the setting on this quilt. I am not a big fan of sampler type quilts, but with your setting this one is great!

  2. Your layout s fun, fresh, and still balanced. Love it!

  3. I just LOVE what you did with the setting. The blocks really do POP with this setting.
    Thinking “outside of the block” (pun intended) really paid off!!!!!

  4. Looks great so far. Can’t wait to see it all done.

  5. Love the setting for this. I’m a huge fan of batiks and love how they pop when put against black

  6. Love all the colors and the choice of black sashing. Your layout is very striking, too. Looking forward,to seeing how you decide to quilt it. I have quite a few batiks in my stash, none bought recently, but am tired of using them exclusively and find that they don’t always play well with other fabrics, so,some good ideas here.

  7. I, too, like the offset nature of your quilt design and the striking contrast with the black. Great work!

  8. Carole some of the blocks look like stained glass! especially that all blue one! And the black does pop the batiks….looking forward to your quilting!

  9. Wow! BAtiks are not a range that I particularly like either. But I do love how the colours pop with the black background. Well done, thinking outside the square and creating such a beautiful, modern twist on the design. Visiting from FIUF.

  10. Fabulous! I love the layout 😍😁

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