I’m so happy to announce that my block was chosen for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine! This is my first entry, and it’s shown on the cover too! Look for it on the news stands on Tuesday, November 19.
My block, Diamonds Galore, is on page 37:
Some of you are familiar with me at Prairie Sky Quilting, but for many others, this is your first visit to my blog. Welcome!
If you’re familiar with my work, you might be surprised by my block, because it’s foundation pieced – not what you’ve seen before in my patterns. But if you’ve made a Fun&Done! Quilting pattern, that uses a foundation piecing technique, in a simple quilt-as-you-go version – stitch & flip. Maybe you didn’t realize that you already had some foundation piecing skills! And if you’re really familiar with my work, you know that I’ve done show quilts in the past, and many of them were intricately foundation pieced. I really enjoy that technique, so I wanted to work with it again. And maybe I can convince some of you to try foundation piecing too.
Here is the block in a life-sized version:
If you’re looking for a smaller project, how about a Tablerunner?
If you’re making this block, and you want it to look like this, I would recommend following the values as pictured, picking light/medium/dark fabrics as shown. However, I say that knowing that many talented quilters will choose a completely different combination, and their quilt will look very different but equally nice. Whatever your preference, if you make a quilt with this block, please send me a picture!
Quiltmaker is giving away a free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Block magazine. To be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment by Friday, November 15, telling me if you enjoy foundation piecing, and do you prefer easy or challenging blocks?
Don’t forget to visit the other designers on the Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Blog Tour this week.
Thanks for stopping by to visit!