Alissa Haight Carlton from Handmade by Alissa and the creators of Sew, Mama, Sew! teamed up and delivered an outstanding 2011-2012 Modern Block of the Month (BOM) series. While I have never been a fan of “quilt alongs” and block of the month programs, having not participated in one since 1997, the simplicity of the Modern BOM kept my enthusiasm and challenged my comfort zone from beginning to end.
This introduction to modern patchwork showcases improvisation, asymmetry, triangles, partial seams, english paper piecing, strip piecing and solid color theory. Although these techniques are rooted in the traditional world of quilting, Alissa’s innovative design aesthetic modernizes the BOM series and keeps it fun.
I truly enjoyed piecing every block, and look forward to the challenge of developing the quilt design.