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