Diffraction Block Baby Quilt by Cheryl Brickey
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Diffraction Block Baby Quilt

As I mentioned in my See Right Through Me post, Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs helped review my tutorial for the Diffraction Block and even created a test block. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing the block and baby quilt Cheryl created, and I think it will really inspire you.

Diffraction Block by Cheryl Brickey

Diffraction Block by Cheryl Brickey

Cheryl used a print for the background of her test block, and I love the way the pattern is maintained through the piecing. Also, her use of a monochromatic value shift in the rays within the block is stunning and presents lots of additional options to consider!

Diffraction Block Baby Quilt by Cheryl Brickey

Diffraction Block Baby Quilt by Cheryl Brickey

Cheryl used the Diffraction Block as the inspiration to create this awesome 36 1/2″ square baby quilt. I love the quilting; especially the wishbone quilting that she used in the colored border.

What do you think? Does this version of the block have you imagining other possibilities?

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14 thoughts on “Diffraction Block Baby Quilt

  1. Helen says:

    The square within a square really makes me think of a sundial . Then my non scientific brain registered , diffraction is to do with sunlight .

    1. I too thought about the same thing, a sundial!

  2. What a super cute baby quilt!! I too love the monochromatic value shift in the rays – just stunning!

  3. Pauls says:

    Yvonne, IT’S GORGEOUS

  4. Patty says:

    That is gorgeous!

  5. Wow, just love this take on your design! That Cheryl is the bestest!

  6. Sandy Allen says:

    Love this variation! And the quilting is so special

  7. l love Cheryl’s version. I was thinking of a piece using this as a sun or rays from a lighthouse.

  8. Izzy says:

    I love this! The colours are fabulous and that quilting is just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. Stunning. Very crisp look. It is always fun to see a pattern made in different color ways as the difference in over all look is usually significant.

  10. Yvonne, I just read the interview on the Olfa site – it was really nice to read a bit more about you. I think I knew a lot of it but there were bits and pieces that were new. Very much enjoyed it!

  11. Kate says:

    A very different approach to that block.

  12. Lea says:

    Wow!! You’ve made another gorgeous quilt. Everything about it is fabulous.

  13. I really like that one! it gives you movement that you dont expect!

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