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I worked on a birthday present for my nephew. Another Minecraft Creeper…sSSSSsss BOOM! This time I used a variety of greens instead of solids. I like it. It looks more like grass:)

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

I drooled over a Janome Hello Kitty machine..in turquoise:)

I worked. I did some blogging, cut some fabrics and prepped for a guild meeting. My embroidery demo is all ready to go. Can’t wait to see everyone again. Wow the months are just flying by! I’m starting to feel a bit pinched for time with the holidays creeping up on me…sSSSSsss BOOM!

Friday Finishes...sssSSSss BOOM!

There are a few things I’d like to check off my list before the end of the year… 2 t-shirt quilts and our CLMQG BOM, not including other crafty things that I want to do too! So I need to get busy…
We had a sewin/sleepover on Saturday and we made some good progress on the BOM.

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

I only have 1 block left to complete and my printer is unable to print the template…figures…

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

Paige is working on the layout and, hopefully soon, I’ll be able to get it ready for quilting.

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

Then, us girls went out to celebrate and unwind at the Blues Bar for dinner. The Bluesmobile is actually in the bar y’all! Very cool place with some tasty BBQ.

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

So tell me, …what projects would you like to complete before the holidays roll in? Christmas will sneak up on us before we know it! sSSSSsss BOOM!

I’m back with my second CLMQG BOM tutorial. Our inspiration for this block came from Sara Peterson at KnottyGnome.com. Remember, if you want to play along too, you can find us at The Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild or download the BOM instructions directly from the CLMQG blog.

Gather your fabrics & lets get started!

SewMod Rolling Diamonds tutorial

Begin by cutting your fabrics.
(12) 2.5″ white squares
(8) 2.5″ orange squares
(4) 4.5″ dark blue squares
(1) 4.5″ white square
(4) 4.5″ x 2.5″ green rectangles
(4) 4.5″ x 2.5″ light blue rectangles

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

On the wrong side of your fabric, use a pencil to mark a diagonal line through your (12) 2.5″ white & (8) 2.5″ orange squares.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Making your corner squares:
Place one of the white squares and one of the orange squares in opposite corners of the dark blue square. Sew directly on the diagonal line.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Use your ruler to trim 1/4 inch away from your seam.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Press your block and repeat with the other two corners. This time using (2) 2.5″ white squares. Press. Make 4 of these units.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Making your center square:
Using the same method as you did to make the corner squares, place a 2.5″ orange square in opposite corners of the 4.5″ white square. Sew on the diagonal line. Trim 1/4″ away from your seam and press.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

 

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Repeat with the other two corners using (2) 2.5″ orange squares. Press.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Making the middle rectangles:
Sew the green rectangle to the light blue rectangle along the long side. Press these seams open. Make 4.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Finishing the block:
Lay out the block according to the photo. Begin by sewing the blocks into 3 rows.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

**A helpful hint** while you’re sewing your blocks into rows.
To keep your corner square (Diamond) points aligned with the seam of the middle rectangles…

Place your corner unit and middle rectangle unit right sides together. Insert a straight pin into the intersecting point of the corner unit.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Making sure that the end of the straight pin goes directly into the seam from the other side.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Pin. This will prevent your blocks from shifting while sewing and keep the seam aligned with the Diamond point.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew over the intersecting point. Remember to go slowly if you’re like me and love to sew over your pins:)

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

After all of that careful pinning, you will be rewarded with beautiful points!

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

Sew the rows together.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

You’ve completed your Rolling Diamonds Quilt Block! This is our block for Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

And this fabulous version is going into our BOM.

SewMod rolling diamonds tutorial

The Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild is doing a BOM quilt and some of the members are helping out by doing the demo on each one. Our demo was the “X and +” block. The demos are done in all the same colors, which are our CLMQG logo colors, but each member can make their own version. Should be interesting to see what everyone comes up with since we all have so many different styles. The demo quilt blocks will be put together and raffled off after we’re all finished.

Our inspiration for this block was a tutorial provided by Amy at BadSkirt.com.

If you live in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago and haven’t visited us, please do! We have a great time. There is lots to learn from each other. Many workshops are offered throughout the year and it’s a great time to catch up on all those UFO’s you have laying around. We meet in the basement of the Crystal Lake Home State Bank Mortgage Center on Route 14 typically the 2nd Sunday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

So what do you say let’s get started on this block?

Gather up those fabrics. We used Kona cottons for the demo but you can make this scrappy too. What a great way to use up some of that fabric!

sewmod X and + block tutorial

“X And +” 12 inch finished quilt block
Begin by cutting your fabric:
For the center cross, cut (4) green 2.5″ squares and (1) 2.5″ orange square
For the edges of the cross, cut (4) white 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangles
For the background triangles, cut (8) light blue 3.5″ squares
For the X cut (4) navy blue 5.5″ squares

sewmod X and + quilt block tutorial

Making the X block:
On the back of the light blue squares, mark with a pencil from corner to corner.

sewmod x block tutorial

Sew directly on the line and using a rotary cutter, trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Repeat for each block.

sewmod x block tutorial

Press and repeat for the opposite corner.

sewmod x block tutorial

To make the + in the center of the X, sew the blocks in the order according to the picture. Press the seams to the left.

sewmod x block tutorial

Sew the remaining green squares to the white rectangles.

sewmod x block tutorial

Lay out your block according to picture and begin by sewing the X blocks to either side of the green/white units. Press to the right. Finish by sewing the rows to the top and bottom of the middle white/green/orange unit.

sewmod x block tutorial

And here is the finished X and + quilt block for the Guild! Easy,right?

sewmod x block tutorial

This is the one we are adding to our BOM quilt. Paige picked out a variety of hand dyes, modern plaids, and Kaffe fabrics. It’s going to be wild, crazy modern and I am excited to put this together! Check back often to see our other blocks from the quilt.

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