Block of the Month

SBAMQG Block of the Every Other Month – Modern Stripes – Due March 2020

“Modern Stripes”:  Make your own stripes to create a modern block!

By Ruth Smith and Lori Green

We based our block on Christine Ricks’s QuiltCon winner (see photo), which you can see here:

COLORS: SBAMQG Chosen Palette: (Kona names are for reference only—use what you have that is closest)

Bordeaux, (burgundy/maroon),  Palm (medium green), Lemon (bright yellow)

Additional tones in same palette (creative license!):

Salmon Flamingo, Sprout (bright yellow/green), Yarrow (dark yellow/orange)

  • PLEASE USE SOLIDS ONLY—when making stripes the pros recommend sticking to solids to keep the lines clean. (No tone-on-tone this time)
  • BUT. . . you  may include some pieces of the Kaffe Fasset Woven Stripe (Caterpillar in Earth)—this will be provided to you.  This is the only non-solid, and will provide texture and cohesion. (You may want to use SPRAY STARCH to stabilize this loose woven fabric.)


Choose any TWO colors to create your stripes;

Suggested width: CUT  1” to 2.0”, –FINISHES at .5” to 1.5”

Sew together  with ¼” seam


You can make 4.5” OR  8.5” square blocks, OR 4.5” x 8.5” rectangles.

Please make at least two blocks: one with solids/pieced stripes only, and one including some of the Kaffe Woven Stripe. Of course you can make more!


Use your imagination to make creative blocks of your liking!

  • Squares or rectangles made all of same stripes.
  • Triangle within a Square (stripes and solids)
  • Square in a Square
  • Drunkards Path (circle or quarter circle in a square, or half circle in a rectangle); combine stripes and solids
  • Half Square Triangles (half stripes, half solid)
  • Hourglass (juxtapose stripes and solids)

Have Fun!!    Bring to our March 2020 meeting.

Questions?  Ask Lori Green or Ruth Smith

Image from:

(Please note this photo is NOT the color palette—see notes above for colors)

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