Created by: Ginger Peach Studio
Skill Level: Intermediate
Welcome to Week 3 of the fabric.com Fall Block Party! Today Jennifer from Ginger Peach Studio is bringing us the Mod Tartan block. This one looks like a woven plaid when finished!
This block is constructed with an emphasis on strip piecing and seam matching. Using this Strip & Slash technique not only helps you build blocks faster, it also reduces cutting time and the amount of raw-edged pieces you'll need to manage during the piecing process.
Rather than making a single block at a time, you will be building all the blocks required simultaneously. When finished, various sized squares and rectangles will create 12" (finished size) blocks.
We chose a fall palette of Kona Cotton solids for our block, and these fabric requirements are for a 72"x72" finished product!
- 1.25 yds. Kona Cotton Eggshell
- 0.75 yds Kona Cotton Curry
- 1.25 yds. Kona Cotton Jade Green
- 1.25 yds. Kona Cotton Sienna
- 0.125 yds. Kona Cotton Yarrow
- 0.5 yds Kona Cotton Sweet Pea
- 0.33 yds. Kona Cotton Amber
- 0.33 yds. Kona Cotton Emerald
- 1 yd Kona Cotton Smoke
- 0.33 yds Kona Cotton Cayenne
- 0.5 yds Kona Cotton Coffee for binding
- 5 yds. backing fabric
- 78" x 78" premium batting
*If you intend to make a single block or the 24" mini version, FQs of each color are sufficient amounts. You will also need a 26"x26" square of batting and a 27"x27" square of fabric for backing.
- Sewing machine and needles
- Rotary mat and rotary cutter
- 6”x24” quilting ruler
- Sewing pins
- Glue-basting supplies (optional)
We love Jennifer's take on this quilt block design and how she turned it into an amazing oversized pillow!
Ready to get started? Click HERE to download the Mod Tartan free quilt block pattern!
Jennifer also gives you the option to create two alternate layouts for this block. The possibilities are endless and we can't wait to get started!