Today is the first day of the Quiltmaker magazine’s blog tour of the bi-annual publication, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Vol. 11. A huge thank-you for stopping by to followers of my blog and also to those “just visiting” for the blog tour.
My block, “Around the Bend,” is #1074, just past the center of the magazine. The pieced block is quick and easy to rotary cut and piece. The “elbows” of bright pink tone-on-tone, light gray background, and pink/gray print gave me the idea for the block’s name.
I paired two batik fabrics with a mottled light gray background fabric. The pieces are the same sizes in each quadrant, just colored differently. When you purchase the magazine and locate Block #1074, you’ll see a computer generated layout of 16 quilt blocks. The vibrant pink squares make a bold diagonal statement, criss-crossing over the quilt’s surface.
If you’d like to see the block made in other colors, take a look at my blue sampler quilt. “Just Around the Bend” is in the bottom right corner.
Quiltmaker invites block designers to submit a quilt make with their blocks. I enlarged “Around the Bend” to make a one block baby/toddler quilt. Adding small squares for a pieced border completes the design.
Would you like to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 11? If so, leave a comment below and tell me what colors you would use to make the block. The drawing will be on May 9th.
Click the icon below to travel to the Quiltmaker blog; leave a comment to be entered in their give-away. You’ll find a list of links of other featured bloggers on the tour. Spend a few minutes surfing, checking out the other blocks featured today.