Monday, July 11, 2016

Final Modern Block Makeover: Radiant Rungs

It's hard to believe, but this was the last of 12 monthly modern makeover block challenges as part of Modern Quilts Unlimited "Everything Old Is New Again" challenge series.  To close us out, Jacob's Ladder was chosen as the focus block.

For my block's unit, I drew inspiration from the rungs of a ladder, creating a band of gradated insert strips.  The side triangles were then filled in with rays.  Once this unit is combined with others, you not only get a ring formed by the bands, but a star also emerges within.   
Basic Block Unit and Quartet
I couldn't resist designing a larger quilt top using EQ7.  Oh the possibilities!!
6x6 Mock Up in EQ7
Online voting continues through July 15th...so be sure to use your facebook profile to vote for your favorite(s) modern makeovers!
Radiant Rungs, Finished Size 12" x 12"
 While this may be the last monthly challenge...there is one challenge remaining!  Now we need to create a quilt using all 12 of our modern blocks for the challenge finale!  Fortunately, we have two months for this final round...wish me luck!
12 Rounds Complete--1 Left to Go!!

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