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. Lisa says:

    It’s a great block Yvonne. I like that you showed what it would look like in a quilt. I find it difficult with the 100 blocks magazine sometimes to figure out how the blocks would look in a quilt. I’ll have to try and design a block for the magazine.

  2. Lee Ann L. says:

    I prefer Half Yard fabrics! Fat Quarters are my second favorite. Thank you for a chance to win. PS Love those stars! (Huge fan of star blocks).

  3. Emily C says:

    I love the tiny 2.5″ charm packs. So cute and affordable, but I haven’t found the perfect pattern, yet.

  4. Wendy says:

    Well done, love the block! My favorite precut is the charm squares. Even on a limited budget I can get the whole collection!

  5. Barbara Young says:

    I really like this block – very pretty. I love finding new ways to do stars.

  6. Janet T says:

    I love to purchase fat quarters. They are fun just to look at and pet!

  7. ritainalaska says:

    a new star! love it. am partial to the six inch strip bundle … I’ve a blue one that’d be perfect for this star.

  8. anna says:

    getting alot of charm squares lately. love seeing new patterns.

  9. Arlette says:

    Love your block Yvonne 🙂

  10. I love stars! And I love secondary patterns. i love fat quarters, but i’m finding layer cakes are really versatile, too. If there’s a certain line that I fall in love with, I try to get a layer cake, jelly roll, and a yard of a favorite print or two in the line to coordinate for border or accents.

  11. Linda says:

    Hi pretty blues Your comment form still tells me that this form is not secure.

  12. Cathy Wilson says:

    I love your block and can’t wait to see the magazine!

  13. Lori Butler says:

    For precuts I mainly buy charm packs. You get a little bit of everything and they are affordable.

  14. Julie in WA says:

    A lovely block to make! As for precuts, I use my stash and make up my own precuts when I find a pattern I like!

  15. Kim J says:

    First I see the stars, then I see the “x”, and the stars disappear. Really neat

  16. Cathy Calloway says:

    The block is great. Would be an awesome use of some fat quarters!

  17. Chris says:

    I love stars of all kinds, can’t beat them. I like 2.5 in strips, always looking for a great pattern.

  18. Va Steel says:

    Once again, fantastic pattern, luscious blues (I may even make a quilt from solids one day).

  19. Beth T. says:

    Lately I’ve been buying layer cakes; I have a couple of cute patterns that I’m looking forward to trying out.

  20. Nicole Sender says:

    I prefer 1/2 yard pieces over fat quarters. Great block!!

  21. usairdoll says:

    Congratulations on having your block included in Quiltmaker’s 100. Makes a beautiful quilt!

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  22. carol n says:

    Looking good, and I really like your last post quilt, 2 color (forgot name) Very Pretty!

  23. Wow, Yvonne, I especially love the secondary design this creates! Great work.

  24. Cindy M says:

    I absolutely LOVE stars, this one is fantastic!! Definitely have to make this one!

  25. Love the block! I like 5″ charm packs. That way, you get a little bit of everything!
    allisonpogany at

  26. Beautiful block! I love the blues and the secondary pattern that emerges.

  27. Diana says:

    I love this block in blue and the pattern formed with a quilt of them is lovely!

  28. rosa says:

    Fantastic block and love the secondary pattern in it and your fabric combo.I am a lover of stars blocks so you touch my heart.

  29. Claire says:

    Such a simply sweet block with many possibilities!

  30. kim leavens says:

    Love the block and thanks for the hint of using greyscale to see the depth of fabric colors. This is so helpful:)

  31. Colette says:

    Great block I think it would be very versatile.

  32. Carol Y says:

    I prefer yardage, but I’ve been known to buy a FQ bundle from time to time!

  33. Di says:

    What a unique block and done in one of my favorite colors–blues–
    love and laughter,di

  34. patty says:

    I love the dimension that this quilt has. And I appreciate hearing your thought process on your final color selection. Beautiful design, as always…:).

  35. Karen P says:

    I like your block and think it would look great in batiks. I prefer yardage and fat quarters when I am adding to my stash.

  36. Summer says:

    This is a fun block! I love the stars where the points cross each other – that half-QST/half-HST block. It makes a great secondary pattern that looks like butterflies crossing the quilt when it’s put together!

  37. Kathie L says:

    I buy a lot of fat quarters.

  38. Laura says:

    The blues you chose are so soothing. Don’t really buy precuts, but when I do, i go to fat quarters.

  39. Mara says:

    Really great block, my favorite pre-cut has become the jelly roll!

  40. Cindy Krutsinger says:

    I’ve got a bundle of fat quarters I purchased and now I can’t decide what to do with them. Maybe this book would help me decide.

  41. Margaret Andrews says:

    What a fun block! Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

  42. Fun block–love how it looks in the quilt! I always go for the fat quarter bundles–more is better!

  43. Elaine M. says:

    Great block! I love the ones that have a potential for secondary patterns when put together…and this one is very interesting. Congrats!

  44. Loris Mills says:

    Awesome block! I have used a lot of layer cakes for quick quilt gifts but I think fat quarter bundles are my new favorite. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

  45. Kathy h says:

    Great block. I always enjoy a secondary pattern. And the blues are gorgeous.

  46. MARY D says:

    I buy a lot of 1/4 & 1/2 yard pieces and I cut and purchase lots of 5″ charms. I am making several pixelated heart quilts for gifts and need lots of 5″ charms. I also like jelly roll strips for my many scrap quilt projects.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  47. mycraftworks says:

    Your block is beautiful. Looking forward for the magazine.

  48. Ellee says:

    Your block is beautiful. I like that you chose shades of blue.

  49. charmingbubble2 says:

    Excellent block and thanks for the opportunity to win.

  50. Nancy Tanner says:

    love your block Thanks for the giveaway!

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