modern sampler quilt along: block D link-up

The Modern Sampler Quilt Along is an informal and virtual quilt along where we make a block from Yoshiko Jinzenji's Modern Sampler Quilt pattern each month. You can follow the hashtag  #modernsamplerquiltalong on Instagram to get a peek at everyone's blocks, fabrics, and progress, as we work our way through the pattern together. On the last Tuesday of each month, we gather here to share the blocks we've made; this month we worked on Block D from the pattern.

Welcome to our fourth link-up! We're now onto the second row of our quilt tops. Have you been enjoying the process so far?

This month has been a busy one for me (we bought a house!), so I'm thankful I had the forethought to make Block D last month, while I had the pattern and my fabrics out on the table. I found this block to be relatively straightforward---especially when compared to the curves we encountered last month!---and I wound up paper piecing each of the rows, to have them remain as accurate as possible.

Now let's see your blocks!

1. Click the "Add your link" button below, and link to a blog post or Instagram photo of your Block D. In the "Link Title" field, enter your blog name or Instagram handle.

2. If you're linking to a blog post, please link back to this post somewhere in your post. If you're linking to an Instagram photo, be sure to tag your photo with the hashtag #modernsamplerquiltalong.


rainbow rolling stone throw quilt

In addition to the oversized log cabin and Amish hourglass quilts I made for The Maker's Waypost (which opened this past Saturday!), I also completed a small throw, featuring a colorful assortment of Rolling Stone blocks.

I first made two blue versions of this block for a quilt for the Wish Circle of do. Good Stitches. I had so much fun putting those together, that I decided to make more, using lots of colorful scraps from my stash and relatively low-volume prints for the background.

Since the quilt's top is quite busy (and colorful!), I opted for a black-and-white cross-hatch print by Alexander Henry for the back.

I loved putting this quilt together, and the resulting blocks, and would still love to make more. You can find this quilt, and others, at The Maker's Waypost in Whitinsville, MA.