The A-B-C Challenge is still going strong! Y & Z are our last block before we start sashing, setting, quilting and getting these quilts ready for the Fair. You can still join us, but you have to hurry! Bring your Y and Z blocks to the October meeting. The names of these blocks should start with Y & Z

Y blocks:

Some examples of Z blocks are:

  • Zanizibar by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr from their book, The Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop. You can see an example of this block made into a quilt here
  • Z Cross, 10″ block from Quilter’s Cache
  • Zig Zag, 20″ block from Quilter’s Cache (would make a nice medallion

    Below are a few of the many block resources available to inspire you:

    • 1000 Great Quilt Blocks by Maggi McCormick Gordon
    • Around the Block with Judy Hopkins: 200 Rotary Cut Blocks in 6 Sizes by Judy Hopkins
    • Around the Block Again: More Rotary Cut Blocks from Judy Hopkins by Judy Hopkins
    • The Civil War Love Letter Quilt: 121Quilt Blocks Inspired by Love and War by Rosemary Youngs
    • The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: 55 letters and the 111 Blocks they Inspired by Laurie Hird
    • Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix & Match by Susan Briscoe
    • Judy Martin’s Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns by Judy Martin
    • Modern Quilt Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from your Favorite Designers by Susanne Woods
    • Once More Around the Block by Judy Hopkins
    • The Quilter’s Album of Blocks and Borders by Jinny Beyer (out of print)
    • The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4044 Pieced Blocks for Quilters by Jinny Beyer (2009) – you NEED this book if you don’t have it.
    • Quilter’s Cache website

    So, go forth and make blocks. You can do it. Have fun, use great fabric. Enjoy!