WIP Wednesday…Quilt Block Cookbook

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.

wooded blockThe 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.

starboard block

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…

cheerio darling block.The book uses traditional piecing, paper piecing, curved piecing and applique and it has been fun to teach my students lots of different techniques…

zinnia block

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.

Flag day block

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.

7 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday…Quilt Block Cookbook

  1. Love your blocks! I have this book but haven’t had a chance to make any of the blocks. Didn’t know about the errors. Thanks for pointing this out.

  2. What lovely blocks! I am sure it is a fun class and you are helping your students work past the book’s errors.
    And if you get stuck for setting ideas, try Setting Solutions, which is a very dated but helpful book for samplers, especially when blocks are made by different people and all different sizes.

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