Welcome to Week 3!
Spooky Summer Quilt Along Week 3 starts today! This week, we are officially making Block #15, however, you can make whichever block you like! This is your spooky quilt.
If you’re first hearing about our Spooky Summer Quilt Along, you’re not too late! (tho’ you may have email-robbing goblins in your inbox). You can make a super cute Boos and Ghouls quilt in time for Halloween!
MAKING Block 15 IS A BREEZE (or is that a ghost FLOATING BY?)
Block #15 is a lovely block because strips are always an easy way to get an impactful, modern design. Another way Block #15 is the boo’s-knees? The strips gobble up your smaller or medium prints scraps, although the large prints could work, too: when they’re cut into small strips, they take on a life of their own.
I used a directional print, the “match stick” print and tried to keep the matches going in the same direction, but I had a bit of a hiccup! (blame the good movie I was watching, ha!) As with the Week #2 block 18 (click here to view the block), I chose my feature fabric (e.g. the matches fabric) and then selected the coordinating dot fabric.
I wanted two kinds of contrast – a bit of contrast between the whites and creams, but also some contrast among the prints. And think about it: If more ghosts in real life wore prints, we’d easily see them coming and going. Super helpful.
Also, this block is a nice and easy block to start with – bunches of blocks pile up FAST! What’s not to love about that?!
How Many Triangles should You Make EACH WEEK?
I’d say in between 3 – 6 triangles each week so that you’ll have 24 – 48 triangles when it’s time to start assembly, which gives you a nice variety.
Personally, I’m not focusing on a set number, however, I’m focusing on quality time spent with my sewing machine, or my sewing therapy. So, personally, whatever I can get done in the time I have, is how many I get done. But my bottom line goal is at least 3 triangles a week.
Now, I made only three of Block #15. I basically cut some fabric and sewed until I ran out of it.
RELEVANT LINKS & TUTORIALS for Spooky Summer Quilt Along
We’ve gotten some questions on notions and where to get them. So real quick, I created a video about all the notions I love to use whenever I freezer paper piece. Also, I’ve created a shopping list for your convenience.
- Top Notions and Tools for Making Modern Triangle Quilts
- My Must-Have Notions
- Best Notions for Making Quilts
How to start on the spooky Summer Quilt Along
MMT members, check out the Boos and Ghouls Introduction page here for fabric estimates, finished sizes, bonus content and coloring pages (digital and printable, ooooooooooo!)
Click here for these Member Bonuses inside the MMT Club Hub.
If you’re not an MMT member, goblin or glows-in-the-dark ghost, get a free copy of the Boos and Ghouls coloring sheet by joining the free newsletter for weekly updates, and grab this ghostly goodie when you click here to sign up.
HOwl about these Week 2 Triangles!
For quilters, smaller projects are: a. irresistible, b. fill in time gaps between big projects, and c. beg us to pick them up already – our little Boo and Ghoul proved to be all of the above!
Look-see here for the first set of Spooky Summer QAL blocks 18 in the Modern Triangle Quilts book (where you’ll find all of the blocks). HOWL ABOUT THEM BLOCKS!?
REFRESHER: HEre’s HOW Spooky Summer Quilt AlONG WORKS
We’ll learn new techniques and definitely have fun!
- 12-week program: July 13 through September 28.
- New quilt tutorial using triangles from my book Modern Triangle Quilts
- Number of weekly blocks: Make as few as 3 modern triangles a week – you choose.
- Share and celebrate your progress: Post your pics and shriek “Ta-daaaaah!”
- Make it your own! You choose which modern triangle blocks to make and where to place them. (Move them around when no one is looking – total spook move).
- Spooked? We’ll help you through the rips, howls, tears and fears.
Okay, boos and ghouls, here’s the fun-slash-best thing about Modern Triangle Quilts: You can mix ’em up and call the design shots or use the triangle-y variety on this cute ghoul below!
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (BECAUSE LIFE HAPPENS, RIGHT?!)
The quilt along runs from Wednesday, July 13 through September 28.
- Week 1: July 13 – Introduction & Materials List
- Week 2: July 21 – Block Set 1
- Week 3: July 27 – Block Set 2 – You are here!
- Week 4: August 3 – Block Set 3
- Week 5: August 10 – Block Set 4
- Week 6: August 17 – Block Set 5
- Week 7: August 24 – Block Set 6
- Week 8: August 31 – Block Set 7
- Week 9: Sept. 7 – Block Set 8
- Week 10: Sept. 14 – Background Cutting
- Week 11: Sept. 21 – Make Block Units
- Week 12: Sept. 28 – Quilt Top Assembly
Join in the Spooky Summer Quilt Along
Join the free newsletter for weekly updates and plus, when you sign up, you’ll get your free copy of the Boos & Ghouls Printable Coloring Sheet. Click here to sign up.
JOIN THe QAL AND GET THE COLORING SHEETS FREE
Start coloring your own design now by downloading a printable copy.
OR WHY NOT GET THE VIP EXPERIENCE?
Here are the “members only” goodies we’ve created for the QAL:
- Full “Boos & Ghouls” pattern featuring two eerily cute ghosts in 3 easy sizes (official printable pattern coming early Fall)
- All of the Modern Right Triangle Foundations packaged in one tidy “eBook” so that you’ll be able to (freezer) paper piece all the right triangles in our standard sizes: 8-inch, 6-inch and 4-inch! How cool will that be!? (Now Available!)
- Bonus coupon! While the Modern Triangle Quilts book is lovely, it isn’t required. If you’d like a signed copy, there’s a coupon inside! The discount will appear out of thin air at checkout.
- You can find it all…right here.
And on top of that, members can watch demo videos any time, as much as they want. Like with a squeaky mouse…on your blouse…in a haunted house.
NOT A MEMBER YET?
Membership is invite only so if you’re curious about membership in the Make Modern Triangles Club, visit makemoderntriangles.com to learn more and take a cool modern triangle class in order to get your invite.
I’ll be back next week with our third set of triangles!
Yours in triangles,