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May 2017 Quilt of the Month: L is For...

"I’m often drawn to geometric designs and patterns that put new twists on standard shapes. This quilt plays with the shape of the letter L by taking a single rectangular block and its mirror image and combining them in fun and unusual ways.

Depending on the number of main and mirrored blocks made and the orientation chosen for each, this quilt can look very different from one maker to another.

Make one like mine – or take the block and truly put your own spin on it!" — Sarah Ruiz

The Modern Quilt Guild’s mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. www.modernquiltguild.com Copyright © 2017 by Sarah Ruiz. Used with permission by the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Sarah Ruiz.

Sarah is a NASA engineer by day and quilter by night in Houston, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. She made her first quilt in 2003 with running t-shirts and a borrowed sewing machine...and then spent the next 8 years thinking about (but not making) another one until finally getting a sewing machine of her own in 2011. She quickly discovered that quilting and pattern-writing combine her technical and creative skills in a really satisfying way, and it's been a passion ever since! You can find her @saroy on Instagram or blogging at saroy.net.