Block nineteen

Block nineteen designed by Crystal McGann

Block nineteen designed by Crystal McGann

Here we are about to step into our first foray into curves. These are my favourite curves – freehand and never perfect. Like I always say, let the perfection go and enjoy it.

I hope you enjoy this style of curves, particularly if you haven’t tried it before. When I trimmed my units back, I cut them fairly uniformly, but of course you  you found go wild with the trimming!

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About Crystal from Raspberry Spool

Crystal is the other half of Project48Quilt and the creative force behind Raspberry Spool. Her personality and modern, fresh attitude to quilting is shown through her designs, which gives quilters an opportunity to inject their own personality into their quilts as well.

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Block eighteen

Block eighteen designed by Samantha Green

Block eighteen designed by Samantha Green

Soar

I’ve always had a particular soft spot for Pinwheels. Perhaps it’s the feelings of sunny days, and kids playing happily that invokes my imagination from pinwheel blocks. I think there is something so special and so innocent about childhood – the feeling of freedom, and the ability to achieve anything. That’s why I’ve titled this block, “Soar”. Since having children, I feel like I’m always reminded to live simply, and to enjoy every moment. My kids remind me to dream big dreams and imagine you can achieve anything, and soar above everything.

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About Samantha from For the Love of Fabric

So, I like fabric. Quilting, patchwork fabric to be exact. I wish I could think of some deep and meaningful reason for why I have this sincere attachment to fabric. You know, something along the lines of how it speaks to me, or how it conjures up childhood memories. And I guess it does those things. But in reality, I just like all the pretty patterns. I really like the colours. And I really like to cut it up and sew it all back together again. So that\’92s why I design quilts and have made it my job to play with fabric everyday. And I love that quilts and fabric have become a familiar part in my family, with my husband and two little children all appreciating everything I make. Quilts are always being dragged around from room to room, and snuggled in. And that makes me happy.

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Block Seventeen

Traditional Pinwheel Block by Linden Vine

Block seventeen by Linden Vine

When I created my half square triangle (HST) block – block five – I had one HST unit spare.  I wondered how I might use it at some point and as I was thinking about my pinwheel block I realised I could incorporate it into this block!  So, if you kept your spare HST block, pull it out and let’s get making.  I wanted to choose a fabric from my FQB that I hadn’t used before for the squares and it was only after I emailed the block to Crystal that I realised I had used the pinwheel fabric – serendipitous indeed.

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About Linden from Vine Lines Creative

Linden is one of the creators of Project48Quilt and has been quilting for almost twenty years. Quilting combines her love of fabric and all things symmetrical and she’s enjoying letting loose a little and improvising through her exploration of Modern Quilting. As well as running a creative business consultancy and pattern testing agency, Linden works and teaches at her LQS.

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Block sixteen

Block sixteen by Sandi Sawa Hazelwod

Block sixteen by Sandi Sawa Hazlewood

When Linden and Crystal asked me to participate in Project 48, I immediately knew I wanted to create a modern cross quilt block. I have explored cross quilt blocks when I created my Rainbow Crosses quilt pattern and wanted to provide another modern approach. This tutorial is very flexible and almost improvisational. It is perfect for your scraps! I will provide the beginning template and you can adjust it to fit your needs.

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About Sandi from Crafty Planner

Trained as a city planner, I have been crafty in various ways throughout my life.  Throughout my childhood, I grew up going to fabric stores, attending quilt shows and cooking/baking for my family’s businesses. Sewing and quilting became my passion when I learned about the modern quilt movement. After a trip to a modern fabric store, I was determined to find like minded crafters in my community and am one of the founding members and first President of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild.  I also publish a podcast The Crafty Planner on all things crafty.

Married to an extremely supportive and talented husband, Mr. Bear, we have a daughter, Miss No No.

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Block fifteen

Block fifteen designed by Crystal McGann

Block fifteen designed by Crystal McGann

I have a confession to make. When the month of crosses came up, I immediately knew what I wanted to make. The wonky cross block was always my favourite border in my Modern Medallion quilt. But then I changed my mind. And changed my mind again. And then I thought to myself – I’m going to make that first block. Finally Linden told me I wasn’t allowed to change my mind again. But you know what? I wouldn’t want to anyway.

So this is me and my wonky cross. Cross my heart and hope to die, I promise I won’t change my mind again!

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Block fourteen

Block fourteen designed by Amy Rea

Block fourteen designed by Amy Rea

For this cross block I wanted to do something simple, yet wanted more than just a cross. I am a lover of half square triangles from way back and thought they would be great addition to a simple cross block.

I really do hope you like it.

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About Amy from And Sew We Craft

Amy is a mum to 4 and dabbles in lots of different crafts. Quilting and crochet seem to be taking her fancy a lot lately though. She is the editor at And Sew We Craft where her and a fabulous team of crafters share tutorials and stories about their daily lives.

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Block Thirteen

Traditional Cross by Linden Vine

Block thirteen designed by Linden Vine

This block came about from a sketch session – I am loving getting out of my symmetry comfort zone and just playing with design concepts.  I’ve created a big block down the bottom which can be used for showcasing a larger print.

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About Linden from Vine Lines Creative

Linden is one of the creators of Project48Quilt and has been quilting for almost twenty years. Quilting combines her love of fabric and all things symmetrical and she’s enjoying letting loose a little and improvising through her exploration of Modern Quilting. As well as running a creative business consultancy and pattern testing agency, Linden works and teaches at her LQS.

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Block Twelve

Block twelve by Marci

Block twelve designed by Marci Debetaz

I had the fortune to be able to design a modern flying geese block for you guys, these quilt blocks are some of my favourites. Growing up I was blessed with a mother that is a quilter (unfair advantage, I know). I can remember her making flying geese blocks and being so confused as to why this block was named what it was. Yes I understood that geese flew in the V formation, but why was the goose itself represented by a solid triangle. A few months ago my son came home with a drawing and in the sky he had drawn birds represented as a “V” and the idea for this block was born. So I hope you can now see “flying geese” in the sky, not in perfect formation, because when are they ever (there is always that one out of place) and hopefully you can appreciate my vision for this modern quilt block.

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About Marci Debetaz from Marci Girl Designs

My name is Marci Debetaz, but online I am known as Marci Girl (a nickname my husband gave me when we first met).   I am a stay at home mom to two little boys and a brand new baby girl.  My husband and I met in college 16 years ago, and have been married for over 13 years now.  We live in a 100+ year old Cajun Acadian style home in Lafayette, Louisiana in the heart of Cajun Country!

I have a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, am an Artist and have been making things for as long as I can remember.  I started sewing around the age of 7 and never really stopped, but became NUTS about it after the birth of my first son, when I stumbled across fabric designed by Anna Maria Horner, and the rest is history. At first I concentrated on making handbags, baby items and clothing, but in the past 5 years I picked up the quilting bug and have been obsessed ever since.  I wouldn’t say that I have a “style” or favorite type of quilting because honestly I love it all, trying new techniques, honing my skills and just learning as much as I can.

Last year I was invited by a group of ladies to join an online sewing group called BeeSewcial, based on monthly prompts from our members we sew each other blocks using the concept of improv with intent and using only solid fabrics. Late last year our group opened up an invitation to everyone to sew along with us using these monthly prompts created by our members. If you are interested in sewing along with us, check out the hashtags #beesewcial and #inspiredbybeesewcial on Instagram to find the latest host and monthly prompt. It is no pressure, a lot of fun and a great learning experience. We would love to have you!

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Block Eleven

Block eleven designed by Crystal McGann

Block eleven designed by Crystal McGann

My drunk geese have had too many margaritas! This block is super quick and easy to put together, so I hope you like it!

Have fun with these four, but keep out of trouble – don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!

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Block Ten

Block ten designed by Keera Job

Block ten designed by Keera Job

Wild geese fly in ‘V’ formation; and so provide the perfect inspiration for this next block in Project 48 Quilt, with a focus on flying geese units.

I was inspired by the Lessons from Geese poem I recently heard, and the underlying message of leadership and supportive partnerships. The Geese fly in formation to maintain focus and direction, to support and share and to continue on this path creating synergy and collaboration. Projects like Project 48 Quilt, have provided me and so many others with such interactions; a place to support, share and ride this path together.

The Formation block is very quick and easy to make; each Flying Geese unit {or V} providing the perfect opportunity to let your fabrics shine. Make your block uniform or mix and match your fabric scraps for a scrappy effect. I took my inspiration for the fabrics in this block quite literally! I searched Pinterest for colour palettes associated with wild geese photographs and illustrations, finally settling on this image and the gorgeous splashes of citrus and coral.

I can’t wait to see your finished blocks, and your finished sampler quilts! Be sure to tag us in your finished photos #project48quilt

Keera x

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About Keera from LIVE.LOVE.SEW Pattern Co.

Keera is cattle farmer’s wife, mother to two beautiful girls, quilter, designer and teacher for LIVE.LOVE.SEW Pattern Co.She sets out to design and share her patterns, drawing inspiration from the place and space around her; her beautiful home in rural Australia and the colour and pattern of gorgeous modern and contemporary fabrics.

Keera’s patterns are designed to give quilters the skills to make something truly beautiful and to help share their own story.

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