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August 15, 2019
shoofly from Making A Lather

Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville has announced this year's new leader/ender challenge. If I make the small
4 1/2 inch size, I have a box of bonus hsts that were supposed to be 2 inches but are not. This would be a great place to use them, but, I would have to trim them down to 1 1/2 inches hmmmmm is it worth the effort.

I would also want the 4 hsts to match

The rest of the block was cute and easy to make.

I am not thinking this is the way I want to make ...

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August 9, 2019
Sewing the binding on the Mid Mod Shoofly Quilt from Quilt Social

It’s been a fun and exciting week using Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics to make the Mid Mod Shoofly Quilt. Yesterday I showed you how I quilted it, and today, I’m trimming and adding binding! Follow along, we’re almost done!


Binding and backing selection from Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics


First, trim the quilt. Using a long ruler (6″ x 24″ if you have it) and rotary cutter, trim the edges. The quilt should measure approximately 48″ x 52″.

Second, prepare the binding. I chose a bright gold color from the Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics for my binding to ...

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August 8, 2019
Super simple sophisticated straight line quilting from Quilt Social

Yesterday I made some lovely mid mod shoofly blocks featuring Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics and today I will piece the quilt top and add the quilting.

With all blocks pieced, it’s time to assemble the quilt top. I chose to arrange it in 4 rows of 4. I also chose to keep each color of the Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics together as shown below but there are other options you can try. Note my pieced blocks are not all in the same orientation. I would like to say this was deliberate, however what really happened was that I pieced ...

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August 7, 2019
Modern shoofly block assembly with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I gave you the cutting instructions for the Mid Mod Quilt Block. Today I’ll show you how to create the modern shoofly block with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics!

For each block you’ll use the following:

black fabric

(6) 4½” squares

(2) 4½” x 6½” rectangles

Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics fabrics

(2) 4½” squares

(2) 2½” squares

(1) 4½” x 6½” rectangle


Following the image below, take (2) 4½” squares of black fabric

Next on (2) 2½” squares of Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics fabric, draw a diagonal line on one side

Place 2½” Banyan ...

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August 6, 2019
Ready, set, cut your pieces for the Mid Mod Shoofly Quilt Block from Quilt Social

Yesterday I introduced you to the fantastic Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics and the mid mod shoofly block I’ll be making with them. Today I’m getting the pieces cut in preparation for block assembly.


This is what your mid mod shoofly block will look like complete!


The mid mod shoofly block finishes at 12″ x 14″, the unfinished size should measure 12½” x 14½”.

Today I’m cutting fabric for 8 pieced blocks and 8 solid blocks.


For each of your mid mod shoofly blocks, these are the three components you will need.


cutting instructions

black fabric

(48) 4½ ...

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August 5, 2019
Be part of the Mod Squad with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics from Quilt Social

I’m super excited to be working with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics this month and I have created a fresh new modern quilt design for you!

Batiks are sometimes dismissed by the modern quilters as too traditional so I was happy to see this new line from Banyan Batiks to show that batiks can be anything you want them to be.


Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics in saffron red colorway


For this design, I switched up the usual white or light background fabric that is traditionally used. I picked a solid black that will let these batiks really pop! You may ...

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