This year I have been teaching a year long class at my local quilt store, Modern Domestic from Amy Gibson’s “Quilt Block Cookbook“. It has been a fun year of teaching new techniques and getting my students excited in thinking outside the box.
The book has patterns for a 50 different blocks and uses a grid system which encourages you to experiment and get creative with different elements…and make your own blocks.
For my class I have also been providing colouring sheets so my students can play with how the blocks in the book look with different colour placements. The block below is called Cheerio Darling and block in the book looks very different from the block I have created…
.The book uses traditional piecing, paper piecing, curved piecing and applique and it has been fun to teach my students lots of different techniques…
By the time I am finished this class I will have enough blocks to make at least 2 quilts… which is exciting for me as one of the things I love most about this book is the layouts it has for Sampler quilts. They even have gorgeous layouts that use as few as 6 blocks.
If you are using this book there is one caveat… there are quite a few mistakes in the book. You can find an addendum here listing all the mistakes plus all the blocks that use the 5 x 5 grid you need to double check the quilt maths as they are off every so slightly.
All that said I have loved working from this book and I am excited to get some quilts finished. And Amy has a great Quilt Along with tips and tricks on her blog… Stitchery Dickory Dock.