June 11, 2016

Block #11 - Echo

This is the 11th block challenge for Modern Quilts Unlimited Everything Old is New Again block and quilt challenge.  Each month we have been given a traditional quilt block to interpret in a modern way.  The size of each block must finish at 12" when sewn into a quilt.  And, there will be a quilt challenge at the end.

To interpret the drunkard's path block I had the idea of sewing improv curves.  I found a tutorial on Craftsy, How to Sew Improv Curved Quilt Blocks.  Knowing with each seam I would lose part of the block with the seam allowances, so I started with 8" squares.  I had plenty of room to trim the quadrants to 6 1/2" to sew into the final block.

I'm calling my block Echo because I used the same two colors in opposite quadrants and they are almost mirror images of each other.

Echo quilt block by Paige Alexander
Here is the Drunkard's Path block as presented by Modern Quilts Unlimited for the challenge.

Another challenge requirement was to use any Michael Miller fabrics in the construction of the blocks. I have been using Cotton Couture in Pluto as the background and Apple, Azure, Lava and Magenta in the other block pieces. Here are my previous 10 blocks.

You can read more about my Last Lemoyne Star block here, Sailboat block here, Rail Fence block here and Square in a Square block here. I can't believe we have just one more block to complete and then the quilt challenge will take place. You can read more about the challenge rules here.

Voting is open from the June 11th to the 15th.

Linking to Show off Saturday at Sew She Can and Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts.


  1. Another fabulous interpretation! I really like this one too.

  2. Love your block, Paige. You've got my vote!

  3. I really like how the center reads as pieced circles but also has a bit of a feel of a pinwheel based on the way the piecing came together. I really like this block!

  4. Seems to be a cool challenge ! I'm looking forward to seeing all interpretations.

  5. Echo was immediately my favorite block, as soon as I glimpsed it Paige! Very inventive and a great sense of movement! I went and voted. :)

  6. A great addition to your collection. It will be interesting to see what the rest of the challenge brings. I voted!

  7. Another great block Paige. I love your use of colour.

  8. I love seeing your group of blocks grow and grow, this block will be a great addition to the quilt!

  9. You are being so inventive with these block. I really like seeing your take on them. Echo is fabulous too!