Updated: Apr 26, 2021
The issue hits newsstands May 3, or you can purchase right now as a print or digital issue in the Quiltmaker’s shop. You will find instructions for 100 original and very unique blocks.
My block, called Girl’s Best Friend, block #1219, is a take on deconstructing a diamond.
I used some of Tula Pink’s collection, True Colors because I had been looking for an excuse to play with them. I really like the eclectic feel of this collection.
Part of the fun that I had with this block was playing with pattern designs. I am self taught in Photoshop, so, I am always looking for opportunities to get a little more familiar with the program. So, after using it to crop my block photo, I thought I would just play with some repeats, flipping, rotating and moving around. I think this block has a lot of possibilities.
#1. This might make an interesting border idea . . .
#2. Or a horizontal band running across the width of the quilt.
#3. I love the zig zag effect in the center of this setting . . .
#4. and the last one looks like layers upon layers of diamonds.
Be sure to follow the rest of the block tour. There are giveaways and lots of talented designers that will posting this week about their block designs.
Have a great week!