I’m still paging through Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12 on a nightly basis. There are so many wonderful blocks. I wanted to highlight a few of them today.
I just love Erin Russek’s Dainty Dresdens. I’m a huge fan of Dresden Plate blocks in any form. They’re easier than you’d think! If you’d like to see how it’s done, watch my video for all the best tips and tricks.
I’m also a fan of this block:
It was designed by our Content Director, Carolyn Beam, and it’s called Tulip Patch. I can imagine putting rows of these blocks together with tulips in all different colors.
Susan Geddes designed this block in batiks and named it Twiggy. I love it. It’s nothing like this:
When I was looking for a photo, I learned that the 1960s British model Twiggy actually knew how to sew. Who would have guessed?!
This is my own block for Volume 12, Love Chain. I was born on Valentine’s Day in 1960, so I have a thing for hearts. When you put these blocks together, the diagonal lines form a chain. I love using scrappy grays as my neutrals. I think they’re really interesting.
This block caught my eye right off the bat. It’s by Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studio. Can you just imagine a whole quilt of these? I’m going to have to play with it and see what I can come up with. If you’ve never checked out Electric Quilt’s EQ7 quilt design software, I highly recommend it. It’s like a rocket ship for quilters.
I really like Jennifer Ofenstein’s Special Delivery block. Wouldn’t this be cute for a Christmas wall hanging? We love getting Jennifer’s designs—always so original.
One of our testers made an entire quilt from a block by Jessie Kurtz called Electric Avenue.
This is the original block that Jessie sent to Quiltmaker.
And this is a quilt made from the block by Lisa Dumais from Newington, Connecticut. Lisa was one of our block testers for this issue. I love how she reimagined the block in small prints and 30′s reproductions. Isn’t it wonderful?
I hope you’ll pick up your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12 when you see it on newsstands. If you don’t find it locally, get it from our website where it’s available in print or digital format.