By Alissa Haight Carlton
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Photo by Josie Stott Josie Stott lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two kids. She has been quilting for six years and crafting for as long as she can remember. com. May: String X Block 49 6 WONKY ROMAN STRIPE BLOCK 50 SLIDING BY, 90˝ × 90˝, designed and assembled by Kristen Lejnieks, quilted by the Artful Quilter in Burke, Virginia. Photo by Kristen Lejnieks ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK, 95˝ × 95˝, designed, assembled, and quilted by Alissa Haight Carlton. Photo by Alissa Haight Carlton Block Party—The Modern Quilting Bee For June, Kristen chose a sophisticated palette of taupes and grays with pops of citron and aqua.
The quilt is bound in the same solid chartreuse green fabric found in the blocks, which pops against the neutral background fabric. The back of Kristen’s quilt features a large-scale bird print and incorporates both the neutrals and the prints featured on the quilt top. For a one-fabric backing, Kristen would have used 81/4 yards of fabric, and she needed 7/8 yard for the binding. June: Wonky Roman Stripe Block 55 KRISTEN’S THOUGHTS ON THE QUILTING BEE For a long time, I didn’t even realize that there was a modern quilting movement because I didn’t know a single other modern quilter.
She then cut 49 strips 2˝ × 101/2˝ for the short vertical sashing between the blocks and for the ends of each row. She sewed the blocks and sashing into rows and pressed the rows. Then she joined the long sashing pieces and the rows together. FINISHING For general finishing information, including layering, backing, quilting, and binding, see Collective Wisdom (pages 98–126). Ashley used the same navy solid fabric in the backing and binding and pieced the back with fabrics from the blocks. ) Instead of quilting the top, she chose the quick and simple method of tying it with yarn.
Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee - The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects by Alissa Haight Carlton