Welcome to all of our blog tour guests! Things have been a little quiet on the blog lately (darn life getting in the way!) but things have calmed down and there will be many excellent and informative blog posts coming, so be sure to bookmark us. Also make sure to check out some of our previous posts for some great sewing tips.
Our company is a mother-daughter team, made up of Lisa (the mother) and Heather (the daughter). Lisa is pleased and excited to have a block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks for the second time in a row, and this second block, like the first, is on the cover! The block is called Diamond Crossing, and can be found on page 28. And of course, you can visit all of the designers on Quiltmaker’s blog here.
It is amazing how the value of the fabrics can change the look of this block. Here is the block from the magazine:
The center cross and the orange diamond elements are pretty bold, with the two lighter fabrics standing out against the dark background. Here are a few test blocks:
This has a medium background and dark diamonds with a light teal center. In the original block, the center fabric makes a bold cross shape. With this light teal fabric, the center fabric forms a light square behind the bold pink diamond shapes.
Here’s another block with a dark background and diamonds, and the light center is once again forming a square behind the diamonds.
This is another test block with medium and dark fabrics on a light background. Notice that with these values, the “background square” has completely disappeared and has once again formed a center cross. Isn’t it amazing how the value can change the block?
Well, I think that about wraps it up. Hopefully this has inspired you to try this block out! It’s very fun and quite addicting, as evidenced by Lisa’s collection:
Try it in some different color ways and have fun!
And now, it’s giveaway time! We are offering lots of great stuff for our blog visitors. Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in a random drawing to win one of two copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7. Additionally, visit our online store and include which of our patterns is your favorite in your comment. We will randomly pick 5 people and send them a copy of the pattern they like the most. Remember to include a valid email address so we can contact you (don’t worry, email addresses will not be made public). Happy quilting!