Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 9

myblockisin9_200My last experience with Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks  was so fun, I decided to try again.  My block was accepted in volume 9, and once again, I’m on the cover!QMMS-140044-cover_arrowThe magazine will be on the news stands on Tuesday, May 6, and the Blog Tour is happening all this week.  Some of you are familiar with me at Prairie Sky Quilting, but for many others, this is your first visit to my blog.  Welcome!

My block, Diamond Panes is #824 on page 37:

block page Once again, I chose to submit a foundation pieced block.  If you’re familiar with my work, you know that my patterns so far have not included foundation piecing.  But if you’ve made a  Fun&Done! Quilting pattern, that uses a foundation piecing technique, in a simple stitch & flip quilt-as-you-go version.  Maybe you didn’t realize that you already had some foundation piecing skills!  It’s not as hard as you might think – in many ways, it’s easier for intricate blocks, because matching seamlines and points are part of the process.  You get good results without the extra effort or skill.

Here is the block in a life-sized version:block 1

This block is meant to have neighbors, to extend the design across the blocks.  Here is a table runner version, using only 4 blocks:
Tablerunner 1Or change the block orientation to get this design:

Tablerunner 4Instead of a vertical design here are two horizontal versions:

Tablerunner 3Tablerunner 2Four very different looks, all from one quilt.  It’s stunning in a full quilt too:

quilt 1Whatever 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, May 2, answering this question: Would you prefer to make this block into a large quilt, or in the table runner size?

Don’t forget to visit the other designers on the Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Blog Tour  this week.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

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196 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 9

  1. Wendy says:

    I haven’t done a lot of paper piecing so I would start with a runner or small project.

  2. Loris Mills says:

    This is a lovely block. This would make a beautiful bed quilt!

  3. arlette says:

    Large quilt…, you can admire it better 🙂

  4. Andresa says:

    Diamond Panes is an appropriate name; it reminds me of a “modern” stained glass window. I’d most likely do it in a table runner size.

  5. Laura McFall says:

    Love the versatality… I’d have to try it on point….

  6. Steph says:

    I think start small, but the full quilt looks interesting.

  7. Maureen says:

    WOW, great block! I would do this in a table runner size. At least for starters! I would have some fun with creative quilting so starting with the runner size is perfect. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.

  8. Joy says:

    Wow! Great block! I’d want to do both. If I make a bed quilt I like to make matching runners for the dresser and night stands.

  9. Beth T. says:

    Such a nice block becomes a stunner when it is expanded! I think it would be pretty across the foot of a bed–have you seen that in hotels lately? Perfect gift for those friends whose tastes run to extreme simplicity–a splash of handmade in an otherwise sleek room.

  10. Geni Pickens says:

    I think the table runner would be perfect, that’s a lot of paper piecing. I love your design and paper piecing takes away lots of stress dealing with diamonds.

  11. Janet T says:

    Not really being into tablerunners, I would say a lap quilt. But after seeing the first one in your examples, I just might have to change my mind. Your design is so versatile!

  12. Penny says:

    This has to be my favorite quilt block so far! I think it comes from my background as a needlepointer, but I love it!! I will definitely be making this one into a bed size quilt…most likely for my long time needlepoint instructor.

  13. Betty Harden says:

    Large quilt to appreciate the full value of the lovely design.

  14. Elaine M. says:

    This block lends itself perfectly to the table runner pattern…love it!

  15. Debbie P says:

    I really like the table runner – great block!!

  16. Rachell R says:

    Oh, definitely the table runner. And it really does need neighbors to make it shine….some blocks just were meant to make secondary designs with neighbors!
    Thanks and nice to meet you!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  17. cdahlgren2013 says:

    Wonderful block, quite interesting to look at.

  18. Linda Lee C says:

    Believe a small project to learn technique!

  19. Cathryn says:

    I’d prefer the table runner size to learn a new technique.

  20. Judy says:

    That is a hard question to answer. I like it in both a table runner and a larger quilt. I would probably start small with the table runner and then go on to make the larger quilt.

  21. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    This is a fun blog tour and thank you for putting my name into the drawing. I’m more of a table runner gal.

  22. jskbloomers says:

    Love the geometric block you designed! I prefer to make smaller projects. Instead of a runner, I would make a bed skirt (foot warmer). Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. catskillquilter says:

    I would like a table runner! It would be stunning in a narrow space, like the front of a dining room hutch!

  24. karriesmith says:

    I like it for a table runner! Congrats on your block 🙂

  25. Marly says:

    I would use it for a table runner, although I can see possibilities for using your block for the wide borders in a queen size medallion quilt. It’s a very versatile block. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  26. Sheila says:

    I think this stunning block would be best as a large quilt in batiks ! Thanks for the chance .

  27. Vivian says:

    I think that block is perfect for a table runner. So many different color combinations would really make it pop. Very nice.

  28. Pam C says:

    I love the way it looks as a larger quilt-you get the secondary patterns that you don’t get with the table runner size.

  29. Annmarie says:

    I would definitely make the table runner – probably all 4 of them as they make great gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Peggy Savage says:

    I think I’d go for the table runner size.

  31. I think it would be awesome either way but with all these terrific blocks to make I think I had better stick with making tons of table runners this year. Thanks so much.. Very inspiring!

  32. 4mandkKaren says:

    Love the color choices. I like this pattern for a table runner

  33. Sallie says:

    I’d use it for a table runner.

  34. Rhonda Davis says:

    I would make either a table runner or wall hanging. Arthritis keeps me from tackling anything larger. Love the versatility of your block.

  35. I’d make a table runner, because I need one. Cool, modern block!

  36. Tabitha Keener says:

    Definitely a quilt! I’m new and I have been fascinated with diamonds lately but I’ve been too scared to try just yet. I love your block and I just may have to try even if I don’t succeed right away. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  37. I think I like the table runner size best. To me the quilt just looks kinda overwhelming and I am not sure I would be able to finish it if a started such a big project. Thank you for a chance to win.

  38. Carmen says:

    The pattern shows so much better in the large size. I would make a nice big throw!

  39. Sarah says:

    I would make a table runner. Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    Table runner size. It’s makes me feel like I finished with entering the UFO stage! Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. PJReim says:

    I really liked the table runner

  42. minibea12 says:

    I’d sew a table runner! Interesting block.

  43. Diann Cornell says:

    I like it better as a large quilt.

  44. Pat V. says:

    Definitely a large quilt, to get the impact of the repeating pattern!

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