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 CreativeFolkQuilting@gmail.com and place "Giveaway" in the subject line. All fabrics came from Hancock's of Paducah.

44 comments:

  1. I really like them both, so different. Normally I would like the bright one better, but there's a nice feel to the other. I can see that in a quilt. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for showcasing this block! It looks wonderful and so different.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a wonderful modern block. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  4. What an interesting block. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very pretty block. All those greys really set off the center. Congratulations on being in the magazine. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the first block, I can see so many possibilities with fabric choices!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful fabrics for your blocks. First one caught my eye...Congrats! Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your block and it's possibilities! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. How beautiful...and inspiring. I can see so many possibilities with that block! Maybe some embroidery in the center block or even a photograph...a charm square? Thank you for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the block with the gradients of black -- looks like the light at the end of the tunnel.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the colors of the bottom picture.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the shading in the black/gray block; I see possibilities. Thanks for the post.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Interesting use of color, and the block is interesting. I could see some great focal print in the center. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love this block. It pulled me in immediately! Thanks for sharing. I'm signing up for your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the vibrant colors used in your block. Excellent choice you made for a lovely block!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I really love your block - congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  17. interesting technique. congrats on having your block in the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the movement in your block. Congratulations on being chosen.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful colors and design in your block! Congratulations on being chosen! I have to have this 100 Blocks to add to the other four!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a difference fabric choices can make in the feel of the block! Great blog showing. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful and I love the pattern surrounding the block. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow. What an interesting looking block. I really like it. Beautiful job Deborah! And congratulations on being included in Issue 5 of the 100 Blocks issue.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your block is really interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Can't wait to try this block! the colors are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  25. i can see lots of possibilities with this block. i like your original block. even though i don't like to make a whole quilt with the same blocks, this quilt would look great that way. maybe just a wall hanging. i get so bored making the same block 25+ times in the same fabrics. i like scrappy and controlled scrappy.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love the direction and colors of your block! I cannot wait to give it a try!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm in a monochromatic phase so I tend to favor the greys around the focus fabric center square.

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a fascinating block! Such possibilites come to mind when thinking just how to use it in a quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow! That block is so crazy and tripy. I love it! I'm all over the monochromatic one.

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a neat block! Love it in the monochromatic colors!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love how you use the color to give movement,fantastic!1

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh, I would love to win a copy of this new edition. I just love the blocks you all make for it:) Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I like the color combinations I see on your blog. I am going to become a regular reader.

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a great idea for large print fabrics! Congrats on the inclusion!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I liked the top one with the grays and blacks around the colorful block... great idea.

    nancy.holt@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  36. I Love your Flamingo Wall Quilt and your Sophisticated Trio: Business Card Holders/Eye Glass Case/Wallet Group!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love your block. It's amazing what color and placement can make in a block. Congratulations on having your block included this year.

    ReplyDelete
  38. É muito trabalhoso e lindo,parabéns.Quero ganhar este livro,obrigada.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love your block! This first one with the different shades of gray is my favorite! :)

    ReplyDelete