ModernQAL Month 6- We are half way through!



Best Friends



Can you believe it?! We are halfway through the Modern Blocks Quilt Along aka #ModernQAL! I have loved seeing everyones blocks every month and can’t wait to see more and to also see some finished quilts in only 6 months time!

This month we are going to be doing things a little differently with the linky prize. It won’t be a random draw for the winner, but it will be vote based. Because not only will you be able to link up this month’s block, but I would really love it if you could share and link up ALL of your blocks so far! But more on that later. Now to this month’s block, Best Friends, which is being hosted by Samelias Mum. Anorina is sharing the tutorial for this block over at her blog so pop on over there to check out how she put it together.




Now, I was a little scared of this block because it has a partial seam, but I shouldn’t have been. Since there are only 3 different fabric in 3 sizes it comes together very very quickly.


I was using directional prints so I laid all my rectangles out separately and snapped of photo of how it should look.






As I said before this month, Anorina is sharing the block tutorial over at Samelia’s Mum. So pop on over there and then head back here to link up your completed block when it is done.


This months linky party prize was kindly donated from the Fat Quarter Shop.


It is a Fat Quarter Bundle of Cypress Acacia from Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics. FQS recently interviews Tula Pink and you can check out the interview here:



As I said before this month things are going to happen a little different with the prize. To win your link must have the MOST likes. You can link up a blog post featuring ALL your blocks so far or if you link up via flickr you could make a collage of all your blocks so far and link that up. If you have any questions please ask them in the comments and I will answer as soon as I can. So link up below and good luck!!

Actually Amy (1188 Posts)

When Amy is not blogging here on And Sew We Craft you can find her over at Actually Amy where she blogs about her life and other things.


  1. So… Were we supposed to link a picture of all of our blocks? I linked this month’s block, but there is an image of all of my blocks together in the post that it links too, and also on instagram. Anyway, I think I was confused! But I am enjoying seeing all of the blocks!

    • Sorry for confusing you Erin! And sorry for the delay in my reply. You did what you needed to do, linked up a post that shares all of your blocks for far.

      Thanks so much for linking up. And good luck! Remember, the link with the most votes (likes) wins 🙂
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  2. Thanks for the response Amy!
    I really hope you are all planning to host another quilt-a-long next year. I really look forward to the blocks each month. I’m hoping to participate in about 4-5 monthly blocks next year and try to discipline myself to do one per weekend. It kills me to wait a whole month for the next block, but I also really enjoy not doing the work of tracking down a pattern I want to work on, I just get the monthly block and do it, whether I love it or not. It’s great! And maybe, if you need someone to pick out an host a month I could also participate on that side of the project.
    Ready for November(‘s quilt block, that is)!

  3. Hi Amy. My husband asked me how we would be sashing the blocks together. What do you have planned? I’m not sure what I picture, whether more white background or a contrasting color.

  4. Did I win?!?! I can’t wait to use some of that Cypress Acacia!


  1. […] can find all the collections over at And Sew We Craft this month, plus check out our Pinterest board […]

  2. […] Here are all the blocks so far together. You can see everyone else’s and vote for your favourites over on And Sew We Craft. […]

  3. […] We’re half way through the Modern Blocks Quilt Along so this month we’re linking up all the blocks we’ve made so far and letting people vote for their favourites. If you’d like to vote, go to this post. […]

  4. […] with the hashtag #ModernQAL. When you’ve made your Best Friend block, we’d love you to link up and show it off over at And Sew We Craft. There are even some prizes to be […]

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