I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for my turn to post! IT’S TIME!
This is my second issue as a designer for Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks by 100 designers magazine. I missed the first one. I had too many irons in the fire, and who knew what a big thing it was going to turn out to be!
I loved the excitement that built last time, so there was no way I was going to miss this issue, or the next, or the next or the next!
My block in Vol 3 is #279. It’s found on page 65 and is called Winston Ways. ((I am a Winston Salem, NC girl, after all!))
I really love blocks that create secondary designs, and this one was made to be set block to block to block with no sashings in between as the opposing checkerboard corners will join together and fit light to dark! ((This is also something you have to pay attention to when you are sewing your blocks….the corners are opposite of each other!))
I dug into my bins of pre-cut strips for the checkerboards, pulling out red and neutrals --you know how I love my pre-cut scrap bins, all ready for me to sew in usable sizes!
I did use scrap strips and the easy angle ruler for the 1/2 square triangles, but you can use any method that gives you the size of triangles required.
The white cats on black background are my tribute to Oscar, who I lost last month. He is missed dearly, and I'm happy I used that special fabric there.
And see that stripe next to the star points? That was one of MY own shirts that was re-purposed into my scrap stash when I stopped wearing it. I love how the stripes add motion to the design by twisting and turning different ways.
Here I’ve done a simple straight set of blocks, set 6 X 7 and added two borders, one cut 1.5” to finish at 1”, and the second cut 4.5”
Look at this on point! It also makes an interesting design!
Don't forget to wander over to my Website, Quiltville.com for more Scrappy Quilt Goodness!
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In conjunction with this blog tour, We are giving away 2 copies of “100 Blocks, Vol 3!”
One will be mailed directly from Quiltmaker, and one will be signed by yours truly and mailed to you from me!
Leave your comment at the bottom of this post and a winner will be drawn at the end of the blog tour, the morning of May 7th. Please be SURE to include your email address with your post. If you sign in as “anonymous” there will be no way to track you down unless you sign your post with your name and email address!
More news from Quiltmaker!
“We’ll showcase a new set of designers each day on our blog. We’ll have lots of giveaways.”
At last mention on Quiltmaker’s Blog, Quilty Pleasures, prizes were flooding in from all over, so you’ll want to follow along with the blog to see where else to visit during the next few days so you can enter to win there too!
Good Luck, everyone, and Keep It Scrappy!