Not block of the month

These are the vintage black and white blocks that inspired our choice for this month’s “Not Block of the Month” – as you can see  it looks great with just two strongly contrasting fabrics –

vintage Album block

Vintage Album block

Barbara’s mind was still set on using the red and green Moda prints when she came to put her version together, and in all honesty she’s not entirely delighted with the result.  Should have chosen a darker green perhaps.  Here’s Barbara’s block under construction, just the corner triangles to add in to the layout before piecing the strips together –

Album block under construction

You can download instructions to make your own 12inch Album block here.  There are lots of possibilities for playing with colour and value in this block and we thought you might enjoy seeing a few more vintage variations – these are incredibly fragile and spend most of their time tucked away in a drawer in Barbara’s sewing room.

vintage album block

vintage album block

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