Monday, April 30, 2012

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol.5, Original Design Block

Welcome to Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 5 Blog Tour. Pictured is the block I designed, "Feng Shui". This asymetrical block, when constructed as shown along with mirror-image blocks, produces a chevron design, enhanced by color placement. For a completely different result, study the quilt top below made with Rowan fabrics: Kaffe Fassett "parasols" and 2 six inch jelly rolls (Rowan "Fire" and "Ocean"). This 106" square top (not yet quilted) features only 4 blocks with an added 10" border, and is named Modern Crazy Quilt. Observe the secondary pattern formed at the juncture of the four super blocks--yet another design element. Use this visual to plan color placement for your quilt. Using this pattern (available soon through Hancock's of Paducah), the strip-sets surrounding the center square are sewn using the full width of the jelly roll fabric (four colors per strip-set), then the strip-set is cut diagonally corner to corner to produce 2 half strip-sets (see strip-set photo). You will need 4 half strip-sets per block for this quilt.
Comments are welcome--would love to know your likes and dislikes, and if there are any topics you would like to see posted on Creative Folk Quilting--teaching or creative. If you would like a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 5, please send your email address to and place "Giveaway" in the subject line. All fabrics came from Hancock's of Paducah.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quiltmaker's Volume 5 Blog Tour

Plan to visit next week on Monday, April 30 when I will be posting an image of a block I designed for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 5. I will be posting a photo of the originally designed block, plus a photo of a completed 106" square quilt top using the block design. Comments are encouraged--would love to learn your thoughts on any topic covered here. See you Monday!