The 2019 block of the month

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We have worked to create a fun, modern, cool block of the month for this years sew-along. These patterns can be seen as skill builders for some and quick sews for others. The patterns will be posted at the beginning of each month, for 9 months, if you made a block or have any questions about one please bring it to the guild monthly meeting so we can help each other and share what we have made.

As part of the quilt along fun we are procuring prizes for participants that will be chosen at random each month, showing your work on social media and using the hashtag #makingmodernquilts or by bringing it to the monthly guild meeting will get your name into that months drawing. We hope this is fun, we hope you are having fun, if not feel free to skip a block or repeat a block if you like! The blocks have been created with a ‘choose your own adventure’ theme in mind. There are two sizes for each block, a 12” finished size and a 24” finished size, these can pieced together to create a mini or a mega sized quilt. There will be 9 block patterns shared here ending in September, giving us a few months to piece them together in different ways and bring them to the December meeting for sew and tell. Any finished block or quilt you can bring to the December meeting gets your name in the drawing to win one of 2 quilts, either the MEGA sized or the mini sized quilts which will be shown at the January meeting and posted to the PMQG social media pages. We are also working to create some video tutorials for each pattern and will post a link as soon as we can.

For fabric recommendations, we used the four colors from our PMQG logo with an additional light grey, to make the larger 24” block sets we recommend 2 yards of each fabric in the logo colors and 1 yard of light grey for contrast as needed. For the mega king sized quilt we used an additional 5 yards of background fabric. In addition while making the blocks we couldn’t resist grabbing a fabric piece or two from our stash as well.



First block, with variations of size and color. This quilt block was inspired from the Seeing Stripes, quilt of the month August 2018, designed by Christine Ricks. Click on the link to see that gorgeous quilt pattern, only current MQG members have access to the patterns on the MQG website. Insdtructions posted here for the modified versions.


The Smoosh Block

The Smoosh block is a modified pattern originally designed by Cheryl Brickey, published on the MQG website as part of the block study project, October 2018. This is a paper pieced pattern that has been altered slightly to fit into the block of the month for our guild this year.


The Moons of Verner block March block of the month

Inspired by the modern artist, Verner Panton, this block can be made in a 24” size and a 12” size. Pattern created by our own PMQG member, Sara Flynn and shared here for the 2019 block of the month.

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Inspired by the PMQG banner blocks and in celebration of 10 years together we have created this center block for this quilt along. We invite you to create mini block patterns and share them, we hope to compile these inspired mini blocks into a small book for members at the end of the year, there are 2 sizes for blocks at 3'“ and 6” finished sizes. Click on the button below to download the pattern.


The Vector block

This pattern was originally created by Sarah Ruiz and the MQG, as part of the block study project, March 2018. This is a paper pieced pattern that has been reduced to fit as a 12” block. We will share our modifications for this pattern soon, the original pattern can be found on the MQG website. Click on the button below to open the pattern file with instructions and bonus paper plane pattern.

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Out of Formation block

This is a modified block inspired by the original pattern created by Rebecca Severt, called ‘Fish in The Sea’ posted on the MQG website as the May 2018 quilt of the month. Modified instructions can be found by clicking the button below.

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The Peace Train block

This block is inspired by the 100 days of modern quilting as posted on the MQG website, Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts used machine applique to create her lovely Traffic Pattern quilt and we have modified this pattern to create two blocks that are 24” and 12”. Instructions and modified templates coming soon.


The Strut block, modified

The Strut block was originally created by Sylvia Sutters and the MQG, posted as the block study pattern for February 2017 on the MQG website. We have modified it to be smaller, dropping a stripe and changing the directions a bit. Instructions coming soon.


Jawbreaker block

The Jawbreaker block was created by Heather Black and published on the MQG website as the September 2018 quilt of the month. The 24” size is made as created by the designer, while the smaller 12” block has been modified, the instructions for the smaller version will be shared here, the larger version is on the MQG website.

Stitch yourself into the club by making your own PMQG back patch!

Stitch yourself into the club by making your own PMQG back patch!

Check out this bonus block using an interleave quilting pattern technique, here we made it with the colors from the PMQG logo and appliqued the lettering on, but you can make it any way you want! We also created a tutorial video