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.

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Tweet Street 2

Next, I formed diamonds with the blocks.

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Tweet Street 3

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

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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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