Modern Roosting Robin Row quilt

>> Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I'm doing two! Yes, always an overachiever - or at least an enthusiastic planner! - I am making two mystery round robins with my quilt guild this year.

solid fabrics with kaffee inspiration print

My second one will be a modern quilt for me - or at least for my household. I used a Kaffe Fassett print as my inspiration and pulled solid fabrics that match at my local quilt store.

I also wanted to explore some modern blocks or at least blocks that are not traditional that I've wanted to try.

And also, I want to make it a row quilt! 

modern round robin plus and x block

My starting row is finished. I made the Japanese x and plus block using a tutorial by Christine Barnes that makes a 12 inch block.
 You can check out her tutorial here - Spumoni 

plus and x block

The first mystery clue was given at my last guild meeting - triangles. Lucky for me I made bonus hsts when making my x and plus blocks by sewing extra seam allowances on my corner pieces.

bonus hst layout

I decided to use the bonus units and see what I could do with them.

mountain blocks made with bonus hst units

I like what they look like as mountains, and using the print hsts as moons, perhaps? But doing this will make the blocks less than 12 inches and I know there are only 5 rounds. So I'm considering this arrangement instead.

triangle block with hst units

That's a LOT of hsts! I found this method for making 8 hsts at once and am going to give it a try.

 Magic 8 method for making half square triangles

I will have to start working on this again to have it done in time for the next clue by the end of the month.

With Joy,

Sarah V.

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