Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Making 5/22/17

Being refreshed from taking a weekend for some ME time, I am ready to start something new.  I will be joining BETH for some Monday Making.

While doing some cleaning out, I came across this huge pile of left over layer cakes of 'Circa 1892' by Howard Marcus @ Moda.  I remember making blocks with a QAL (those passed on) and actually found some blocks with this pile that were probably with another QAL (those passed on).  

I use this pattern a lot with left over JR strips, but will work just as well with these.  I call it a  'woven' block, but I've heard it referred to as a 'tile' block.  And you can change size with smaller or larger strips/scraps/yardage.

Just like making the beginning of a log cabin block - and then those four units get stitched together.  Very quick block.  

I'll be adding a flip corner over those whites to add a secondary pattern when these are put together (easier than making HSTs).  These just chain so nicely thru the machine.

And speaking of Jelly Rolls and Moda - check out the Project Jelly Roll over at Moda for National Sew A Jelly Roll Day.  I participate in a lot of designer and fabric contests - just for fun.  Looking for something to inspire using those hoarded JRs?

We have more rain - good day to sew,
Sewingly Yours,


  1. I like that block and have fabrics that would be perfect for that. Thanks for the info about Project Jelly Roll. I didn't know about that, but I sure do have some Jelly Rolls that need uses. :-)

  2. Great block!! I've got lots of strips that need using and this looks quite doable.

  3. What a great way to use up those layer cakes.

  4. Nice block, easy with a great look. Thanks for the heads up about the JR thing, I'd love to get rid of some of mine.

  5. Thanks for writing about Project Jelly Roll. I have lots of lovely JRs tucked away that need to see the light of day.
    I really like the Woven block. It is definitely my style.