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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. I am always in awe, Yvonne….well done! This is a great block!

  2. Rhonda D in KY says:

    I really enjoy the 100 blocks tour…so much inspiration and meeting new designers! Sew fun.

  3. Quilting Tangent says:

    Precut – depends on the pattern. Pretty block.

  4. Beth Arcuri says:

    Hi! Thank you for the giveaway! I really do love this block and plan on using it! I am always looking for a quilt that uses fat quarters, won’t take a long time to make, and yet doesn’t look dead simple either.

  5. daisyandjack says:

    really love your block and the colours you decided on – makes a stunning quilt !!

  6. Patricia Hersl says:

    Likin’ this one!

  7. Camille says:

    Thank you for the giveaway drawing. Love your block!

  8. Jan N. says:

    Congratulations on your Radiating Star block being chosen to be in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine!

  9. Nance says:

    Great Block! I love purchasing charm packs and I am always looking for charm pack patterns. I like then because they are fairly inexpensive and i can get a good look at different fabric lines!

  10. Nancy says:

    I love jellyrolls.

  11. JoAnne T. says:

    Your block is so snazzy! I want to make it in red, white and blue.

  12. Amy L says:

    Great block, Yvonne. I can see it done in warm colors, radiating in the night sky.

  13. Lisa Marie says:

    I like charm packs because they are so affordable and a great way to sample a fabric line. But often after I buy the charms I find that I want more of the fabric and then I usually buy a layer cake. Or sometimes the charms just help me to decide which pieces I want yardage of.

  14. Sue says:

    I love star blocks and this radiating star is perfect!

  15. Your radiating star has lots of movement when done with the high contrast – love it! Thanks for the giveaway chance. I already follow your blog by Feedreader.

  16. Star blocks are my favorites. Yours is wonderful!

  17. Cyndy Knapp says:

    I really like how your block makes an X. I didn’t see that coming! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  18. Diane Oakes says:

    Cute block. Thanks.

  19. Janis T says:

    I love your block! I’m partial to fat eights right now.

  20. Susan Green says:

    I love your block. Blue is my favorite! Thank you.

  21. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    I love your Block! Thanks for the chance.

  22. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I love your Radiating Star block I always have so much fun with the new Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine comes out to see everyones blog and all the pretty blocks.

  23. Karen Hootman says:

    I love the radiating star. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

  24. Marti says:

    I love 2 1/2 inch strips!

  25. Nancy N says:

    Great block, I can really see how it would weave together. I usually purchase yardage, or fat-quarters.

  26. mblittle5 says:

    I love patriotic quilts.

  27. Carol W says:

    Nice block and I like the way the block interacts with its neighbors.

  28. Lori M says:

    Love your Block! I like getting fast versatile..and such variety to choose from. Close 2nd tho..are Charm Packs!! 🙂

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 😀

  29. billiemick says:

    Star blocks are my favorite and this one is no exception.

  30. Judy says:

    I love your block first of all it is a star and you used blue fabric, my favorite pattern and favorite color.

  31. Liz Engman says:

    I love secondary patterns–lots of opportunities to play with color.

  32. Radiating Stars is just so fun! I love a block with a good secondary pattern :o) My block, Order in the Court, is also in Vol. 14, but I just wanted to stop by and say Hi :o)

  33. Susan says:

    I’d prefer to buy fat quarters. They seem the most versatile to me! thanks for the chance to win a copy of this magazine!

  34. Emily says:

    What a fantastic secondary pattern! I find that I am not typically as enamored of secondary patterns as many of today’s quilters, but I noticed this one right away and really like it. Well done!

  35. Phyl McCord says:

    Lovely block!

  36. Jean T. says:

    Great job on your block. Love the secondary pattern.

  37. Rebecca K. says:

    I love all precuts but charm packs are an especially affordable way to experience the whole line. I love your block!

  38. Joyce Carter says:

    Wow! I really love your block and I especially love the way it looks in the quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

  39. Joy P says:

    Congrats on the block entry. Gotta say I do like the grays.

  40. Michelle M says:

    Hmmm. Fat quarters are probably my favorite, because there’s more to work with, but charm squares are a close second because you get so much variety for less money!

  41. JoyceLM says:

    Terrific block. My favorite pre-cut is the fat quarter, though I also have a big collection of charm squares. Thanks.

  42. kay says:

    thank you for showing the blue photo and the grayscale one… that makes a great deal of sense…

  43. Kathy E. says:

    I really enjoy looking through the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazines. I pick up so much inspiration and love to try new blocks!

  44. Miriam says:

    The moment I saw your block, I knew it would have a great secondary design. Neat!

  45. Lovely block! Love your color choices!

  46. susan4cats says:

    I really love your design. I look forward to making some.

  47. Kris Searle says:

    I love your block. I just bought several blue solids similar to your block. I could definitely make this.

  48. ksl5343Kathy says:

    Love your block and the color choices really make it! I like fat quarters. I feel that the size gives me options for whatever pattern I finally settle on. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  49. Loriann Fish says:

    I enjoyed learning about the story of your company name. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Maryellen says:

    I follow via bloglovin. Great blocks, and I prefer FQs or layer cakes. I love the variety but also want more to play with.

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