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.

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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 Creative Editor for Quiltmaker magazine. I've been quilting for almost 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy scrapbooking, knitting, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.
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