Tuesday, February 21, 2012

36 Patch Block Tutorial included a Tube Method for Directional Prints

For the last few months at our Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild meetings we have had a block lottery.  After getting together for over a year, at this past meeting we decided on a few offices and positions to help organize our growing group.  I volunteered to be the Block Lottery coordinator.  Each month it will be my job to post the block criteria along with instructions. 

For our March meeting I suggested 36 patch blocks and I wanted to share a couple of methods for making them, including a tube method that works for directional prints.  You can view and download the tutorial here from my google docs.  Our blog is evolving as we decide what  to put where so for now, I'm sharing the info here. The idea of using the 36 patch block was inspired by Amanda and Cheryl's finished quilts and the tube technique in the tutorial is similar to those used in many trip around the world patterns


Rosa said...

Beautiful blocks.Thanks for sharing your methods!

Poppyprint said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I made a trip around the world years ago with the tube method, but had forgotten all about it! Good luck with your lottery. My VMQG just had a stacked books block lottery last meeting.

Needled Mom said...

Thanks for the link. I think the blocks turned out great.