Category Archives: Cut & Alter Block of the Month

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Design Inspiration

The designs for modern quilts can come from so many different design elements: architecture, nature, art to name a few.  This week I will explore several design starting points for modern quilts, Minimalism The Tate define minimalism as: an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks…

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Fabric Part II

Last week Modern Quilts – Fabric Part I was published and this week we are continuing the theme of fabric. So far I have talked about solids or fabrics that read as solid but that is not to say that prints cannot be used in modern quilts.  They most certainly can! My On the Plus…

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Fabric Part I

Last week I gave you a brief introduction to modern quilts and their history. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore different facets of modern quilts in more depth. But before we start on this I have something to say: there are no hard and fast rules in modern quilting just as…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 10 – Block 9

Welcome to Week 10 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is the final block, Block 9 …. as you may notice this pic shows the block nearly made up – whoops!  Having just gone back into my photos I can’t find a finished block – but you get the idea.  I couldn’t even take…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 9 – Block 8

Welcome to Week 9 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 8 …. Block 8 is another week of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) to consolidate the skills learnt last week.  This block is again a great introduction to FPP because it is easily constructed, with cutting instructions included, and the 4 FPP blocks…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 8 – Block 7

Welcome to Week 8 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 7 …. Block 7 sees us learning Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) and this block is a gentle introduction to this technique.  I have also included cutting instructions which means that there is virtually no waste when making this block. My pattern testers…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 5 – Block 4

Welcome to Week 5 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 4 …. Block 4 of the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL is released today and, if you have signed up, will be in your inbox shortly. This week’s block takes the half square triangles (HSTs) we have been perfecting over the first 3…