Blog Tour, Giveaway

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol.14 Blog Tour + Giveaway – Radiating Star

Welcome!  I have been anticipating my stop on Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour and I am so glad you here today. If you are new to my blog, my name is Yvonne and you can read a little bit about me here.


I am so honored that my block, Radiating Star, is included in this issue of 100 Blocks along with so many other designers I admire.

Once again I took an opportunity to play with a feeling of depth in this design by using different values of fabric. I used Modern Solids by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit, and to help me determine the fabric I wanted to use, I took of a photo of my initial fabric pull and looked at it in greyscale.

Fabric Pull

Fabric Pull

In the end, I decided to use the four solids on the right, leaving out the darkest gray fabric on the left.

Radiating Star Repeat

Radiating Star Repeat

What I really love about the Radiating Star block design is the fun secondary pattern that the blocks make when repeated in a quilt top. I got excited about the modern X type lattice that forms behind the stars, and by choosing to have the colors build from light to dark, it feels like the stars are on top and shimmering.


Prize 1: The editors at Quiltmaker are sponsoring a giveaway for a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 14 and they will mail the magazine directly to you anywhere worldwide.

Prize 2: I also have a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 14 plus a printed version of Bundle Buster, my most recent printed pattern that is fat quarter friendly. This giveaway is open to everyone (international included) and will be shipped by me.

The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Helene M. and Lynda H.

The giveaway will run through Sunday, November 20th and close at Midnight Eastern. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win.

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I hope you have enjoyed the 100 Blocks blog tour this week at Quiltmaker’s blog, Quilty Pleasures . To see all of the creative and original blocks in this issue, 100 Blocks Vol. 14 is available on the newsstands now or you can order 100 blocks from Quiltmaker to see other great blocks included in this issue.

220 thoughts on “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol.14 Blog Tour + Giveaway – Radiating Star

  1. Diana says:

    I’m a start block lover. Thanks for another idea!

  2. Andrea Ohrt says:

    Love your quilt block. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Tina says:

    Thank you for your lovely block. I usually like fat quarters.

  4. catskillquilter says:

    I love your block! The secondary patterns it creates are fun.

  5. deb says:

    I often purchase charm packs for quick table runners.

  6. Nancy Sue says:

    I love layer cakes. I get nervous if the precut is too small. Layer cakes give me the illusion that I have extra fabric for my oops factor! I love to use them to high embroider stitching or designs in the middle. I have a layer cake of Kate Spain’s 12 days of Christmas that I just cannot cut LOL! congrats on your honor with the block!

  7. Dawn F. says:

    I love that quilt block! Very pretty and I do love how it looks as the pattern is repeated throughout the quilt top. I like fat quarters and layer cakes.

  8. Shelly says:

    If love to see this with the top start scrappy and a constant background.

  9. Joni says:

    Love the block, I think it would translate into a QOV quilt very well!

  10. Sharon says:

    I like fat quarters the best because you can do so much with them. Thanks.

  11. Pamela Crane says:

    Very nice block-I think it would be fun to work with different color variations of this block and quilt.

  12. love your block thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. Wendy says:

    I love charm packs but can never find original and different patterns for them

  14. Shauna says:

    I love FQ bundles, but also layer cakes.

  15. Diane M says:

    Nice block – I’d like to make this with some purples. I like layer cakes and FQ bundles. Thanks!

  16. Kathy E. says:

    I’m not normally a blue-lovin’ gal, but Radiating Star in shades of blue is very striking! With many of the blocks, it makes a great-looking quilt!

  17. You always create fun secondary patterns with your blocks. As always, love the blues you selected! I find myself purchasing layer cakes but then struggle to use them.

  18. Great block, Yvonne! I love stars :) I’m not really a precut fan. I prefer to buy yardage, though I do go for fat quarters sometimes.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)