This week I have been participating in Quiltmaker’s “100 Blocks Volume 13” blog tour. If this is your first visit to my blog – Welcome! If you also visited on Tuesday, then Welcome back! To all of you who commented on Tuesday’s blog, thank you. I enjoyed reading each and every comment, as you told me about your favorite jewels. Some of you mentioned family and friends. Many, many of you said that your favorite piece of jewelry is your wedding ring – truly heart-warming! I will be selecting the winners from Tuesday’s post shortly.
For today’s post, I scanned the issue of Volume 13, selecting blocks that were designed by some of the pattern designers that partner with Northcott. I came up with 6 blocks, and recolored them in Toscana, the fabric collection that Northcott has advertised in the issue. Toscana is a fantastic texture that looks like suede and feels like silk, and comes in 135 delicious shades. I chose a selection of pinks, ranging from pale Pinky Swear to deep Miami Beet. Here are the 6 blocks:
Pinwheel Plus by Kate Colleran
Then I started combining the blocks into different settings. The results were, um, interesting. Even though all of the blocks are 12″ they didn’t want to “play together” very nicely. I made a sampler, making the background dark, and added sashing between the blocks to separate them (like kids!):
It was quite busy! I tried a couple of 2-block combinations with light and
Here is the same quilt with a light ground:
What a difference! Here is one more combination:
I have copy of “100 Blocks Volume 13” to give away, and I will also give away a couple of packets of these lovely Toscana pink fabrics, perfect for Spring! For a chance to win, please post a comment on my blog, telling me which BLOCK above is your favorite and which QUILT above is your favorite. The deadline to post a comment is Sunday May 8th, which is also Mother’s Day. To all of the moms – Happy Mother’s Day!
The other bloggers participating in this tour also have prizes, and great posts to boot! Please visit them using the Quilty Pleasures blog link. And thanks for stopping by! See you soon.