I’m delighted to kick off the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 11 blog tour and to share my Twirling Rose block with all of you!
For volume 11, I wanted to create a block that was fun, different, and … well … original. After some thought, I decided to create an on-point appliqué motif for the center of the block and then fill the corners with patchwork. My first block design had squares in the corners.
The block design was OK, but when I set the blocks side-by-side the quilt design was … well … a bit ho-hum.
For me, designing blocks and quilts is a little trial and error. And, a lot of … What if? Or, in this case, what if I change the squares to rectangles? This time the quilt design was one of those wonderful “Aha!” moments.
I love the secondary pinwheel-in-a-square design. But wait. What if I … change the colors … try a different settings. Yowsers! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Setting the blocks on point creates a stunning, new design! I hope you have fun playing with my Twirling Rose block, as well as the other 99 blocks in this issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Pick up a copy wherever magazines are sold or order a digital copy from Quiltmaker.
The 100 Blocks Blog Tour continues through May 8. Stop by all the blogs for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!
Be sure to leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmakers 100 block, volume 11.
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Happy Quilting! ~Nancy