100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

Hi Everyone:

I hope you’re enjoying our 100 Blocks Volume 3 blog tour. It has been so much fun going to all of the different designers’ sites.

Today’s my day on the blog to share my block with you. I had been playing around with this design on graph paper, but couldn’t seem to find the right fabrics. I was looking for something fun and colorful.

QM BEAM 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

Tweet Street

Nothing seemed to be speaking to me, until I saw the Spring Street collection by Carolyn Gavin for P&B Textiles. The white print with the little birds and flowers was fun and playful and just what I was looking for. I added the teal tone-on-tone from this collection and the orange and green from Little Bear Counts by Linda Hohag for P&B Textiles as well.

I envisioned many settings for this block in a quilt, so I played with some designs in Electric Quilt. The first design is with the blocks set straight.

Tweet Street 2 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

Tweet Street 1

This setting forms some nice diagonal lines across the quilt. Next, I rotated every other row—like a Streak of Lightning set for the Log Cabin.

Tweet Street 3 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

Tweet Street 2

Next, I formed diamonds with the blocks.

Tweet Street 4 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

Tweet Street 3

So far, I think this setting is my favorite. I tried one more with a diamond in the middle.

Tweet Street 5 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

Tweet Street 4

Leave me a comment by midnight mountain time on Monday, May 9th letting me know which setting is your favorite and I’ll randomly choose one lucky winner to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 3. Debra Cannon, comment #25, is the lucky winner! Congratulations!!


About Carolyn

I'm the Content Director for Quiltmaker magazine. I'm married with three grown sons and one adorable grandson.I've been quilting for over 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy photography, scrapbooking, knitting, reading and hanging out with friends and family.
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176 Responses to 100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

  1. Debra Cannon says:

    Wow, just saw that I was the winner. OMG, thank you so much! I hope I am not to late to claim the prize?

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  4. michele sanderson says:

    it is cool to see how the pattern changes when you shift things

  5. MILLY says:

    i like tweet street 3 the best.

  6. judy oachs says:

    I like #4 best as it seems to flow like a bubbling brook.y.

  7. Anne says:

    I like number 4… I can almost see stars trying to pop up on Number 1 though… Thanks for letting us see your block

  8. Linda K says:

    My favorite is #3, love the pinwheels it creates! And that bright, cheery fabric is just great. Thanks for this fun time. The ideas are spinning in my head.

  9. I like them all but the diamond layout is my favorite. What a fun and versatile block!

  10. I think I like # 3 the best. You did a great job with the designs!

  11. Karen says:

    I like the first one!

  12. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I like the block all by itself! But for an actual quilt, I think I would choose #4. It is a very fun block.

  13. Carol Oliveri says:

    I just love setting #4!

  14. Carol Oliveri says:

    I just love #4!!!

  15. Helle says:

    Cute fabrics! #1 is my fav. Thanks for the chance!

  16. Nancy says:

    Tweet Street 4 is my favorite. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  17. Debbie says:

    I really like this block, Carolyn! My favorite setting is the first one. Thanks for counting me in.

  18. Deb says:

    Tweet Street 3 is my favorite! All are great.

  19. Barbara says:

    its has to be Tweet Street 4! That’s a great arrangement.

  20. Donna says:

    Well I would have to say I like the first and forth, very versatile.

  21. LisaT says:

    My favorite is version 3 with the diamonds – very nice!

  22. E. Engman says:

    Number 3 is probably what I would make, though number 4 has possibilities, too.

  23. Sarah E says:

    Tweet Street #4 is my favorite. I also like #2, in part b/c of the visual illusion that makes the straight lines across the quilt look slightly not parallel. But after a while that illusion makes my head hurt, so I go with the ripple effect created by #4.

  24. Julie says:

    I like Tweet Street #2 because it looks like birds flying in the “V” formation. I like #3 because the block placement creates the look of the holes of a bird house.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. fleurette says:

    I love the fabric collection you have chosen and all the designs are lovely but my fav is #1.

  26. Christie B. says:

    I can’t decide, but, #4 keeps drawing my eye back to it! That is a great block to play with! HUGS… and stitches

  27. Beverly Atkins says:

    I’m torn between 2 and 4. I can envision sunggling under #2 and hanging #4 on the wall. Guess I have to go for snuggles with #2.

  28. Old Buckeye says:

    I second (or tenth?) the notion that this is a very VERSATILE block! Allows for much playfulness.

  29. I love number 3, what an amazing versatile block :)

  30. My favorite is Tweet Street #3. I hate to see the blog tour end. It’s been fabulous meeting new designers and revisiting with some I know. Again, thank you for sponsoring this event! Can’t wait until the 10th to find the magazines and buy one.

  31. Sue says:

    Love the fabric! Can’t decide between # 3 & # 4.

  32. Valerie Boudier says:

    I like Tweet street 4

  33. Sheri says:

    Hmmm….hard to choose but I think I would try Tweet Street 1 first…….then all the others!

  34. Julie in WA says:

    Your block makes up nicely into very fun quilts! I was surprised at all the options you presented!

  35. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    Great layouts! I love EQ. It makes it so easy to play! And fun.

  36. jackie lorenz says:

    I like one the best. I also like the colors that you chose. This pattern would make a quilt for babies, teens and adults.

  37. Becky S says:

    Great block!!! I love setting #3. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. MoeWest says:

    I like layout 2. And I like your choice of fabrics. I’m a sucker for any fabric with birds.

  39. VickiT says:

    What a great looking block. And the quilts you’ve posted are awesome but I have to say I REALLY love Tweet Street 2 and Tweet Street 4. They are just wonderful.

  40. Ann says:

    They are all great, but my favorite is #4. I really like this block.

  41. Carol C says:

    Very versatile and creative block. I really enjoy your designs in QM. My favorite setting is #3. Congrats for being chosen for the magazine.

  42. ~Kathleen says:

    I like Tweet Street 3 the best. Great color selection. :)

  43. Jamie says:

    Tweet Street 4 is my favorite. I like how the diamonds fan out over the quilt like ripples on a pond.

  44. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love the block and all the settings, but #2 is my favorite.

  45. Kaye M. says:

    My favorite is Tweet Street No. 2. I like the zig zag design, it makes a very happy quilt.

  46. Tammy says:

    I think my favorite one is “Tweet Street 4″. I can see that quilt laying on my bed looking very nice!! he he Thank you for the giveaway and keep up the good work!

  47. laura says:

    You got my smile immediately with this block. Great fabric choice and pattern. Number 1 gets my vote.

  48. Chris says:

    Number four gets my vote. Love the color choices.

  49. Linda C says:

    I love #4, but I might try them all! It might be fun to add one as the border to #4.

  50. candace says:

    My pick is TweetStreet #3 Great block!

  51. Lynne in Hawaii says:

    I like Tweet Street #3 because of the movement caused by the secondary windmills. Next is Tweet Street #4.

  52. Billie K says:

    That’s to hard. I guess number #2, but I do like them all.

  53. Patty says:

    I think I like tweet street 4 the best but 1 is pretty cool too.

  54. Ivani says:

    It’s a very versatible block, but I like # 3 set.

  55. Lyn says:

    I vote for #3; love the diamond shapes, and it will blend into a room better. (#4 will draw all attention a bit too much, imho, kinda like a large bull’s eye…)

  56. Karen says:

    Very Pretty. I like #3.

  57. Judith Hogan says:

    A hard decision but I like Tweet Street 2.

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  59. Barb in MI says:

    My fav is Tweet Street 3. Thanks so much!

  60. Christy says:

    I love the versatility in this block. I think I like setting 3 the best.

  61. Dana says:

    I like #3 the diamond blocks. Great choice on the fabric, it’s perfect. Thank you.

  62. dianne bondaroff says:

    Tweet Street 4 gets my vote. Love how it radiates out.

  63. kim Z says:

    Love the patterns, pretty neat!

  64. Deanna S says:

    I like #3, thanks for the give away, something I would truely enjoy

  65. Subee Mohr says:

    The fabric fits the spirit of the block you designed.
    I am crossing my fingers here in Indiana!
    XOXOXOXO Subee

  66. Sandi P. says:

    I think I like the diamonds best also, but they are all really nice.

  67. They all look fun but think I like #3 the best

  68. Candy in MI says:

    My favorite is #4. I like that it seems to have round edges on the square blocks when viewed from a distance.

  69. quiltcookie says:

    Tweet Street 3 is my first choice but they are all really cute.

  70. Dana says:

    I like the streak of lightning setting best!
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  71. Pat V. says:

    I like Tweet Street 4 the best.

  72. MarciaW says:

    I like setting #2 as looks like lots of birds flying.

  73. Kylie C says:

    I like #3 the best, love secondary designs.

  74. Janet says:

    Tweet Street! I love the name. And the block. # 4 is my favourite setting.

  75. DianeY says:

    I liked #3 the best with #4 as a close second

  76. Sherry Book says:

    I like your block especially the fabrics you used…and cute name! My favorite version is 3…or 4…or both! Can’t wait to see the magazine so I can see all the blocks in person.

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