Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks v10

Welcome to the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour!  This is my third time to participate in the 100 Blocks collection.  I’ve done foundation-pieced blocks – not what you usually see in my patterns, but it’s a technique that I love to use.  The piecing is so accurate, and the designs are so stunning.  I consider foundation piecing to be a cousin to the easy stitch & flip method in my Fun&Done! quilt-as-you-go patterns.

You will find my block, Diamond Pinwheels, on page 30:

pg 30It’s made with only 3 fabrics!  This block really shines when placed next to more blocks, for example, in this tablerunner:

runnerOr in a table topper:

topperAnd if you’re abitious, how about a crib size?

cribHere are two versions, done in fall colors, that alter the placement of med/dark fabrics:

fall 2fall 1Or rotate the blocks to make a horizontal layout:

horiz 3horiz 2Lots of options!

This edition hit the newsstands yesterday.  But if you’re feeling lucky, 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 21, answering this question: Do you like foundation piecing?

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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157 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks v10

  1. Carol says:

    Foundation piecing isn’t my favorite, but I do do it. It definitely has it’s place in quilting. I just finished a foundation pieced BOM.

  2. catskillquilter says:

    I tried foundation piecing years ago when Carol Doak published her first book, and then kind of forgot about it. Now my daughter is making great foundation-pieced blocks, and I am going to take it up again. I LOVE your block used in the tablerunners (above)! Striking!

  3. I’ve done some foundation piecing, but find I really have to pay attention so I get the fabrics in the right spots!

  4. Renate says:

    I have not done any foundation piecing, but if it is anything like paper piecing, YUP! I love it! The accuracy you can get is stunning not to mention the stability the foundation gives the block. Case in point…just look at that stunning table runner of yours!

  5. Debbie P says:

    Love your pinwheel block! Thank you for showing the layout variations that you have created – they are all stunning!! This is definitely on my ‘to do’ list!!

  6. nancysue says:

    I like foundation piecing, I just need to get better at it, to feel more confident in using it. Love your block. It flips in my eye a bit, from the diamond facing left to right to left…very cool!!

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