What do you get when you ask talented designers to create new quilts using any of the blocks published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks? You get 18 spectacular quilts that are fresh, interesting and creative!
Now that there are four volumes published of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, it seemed only natural to start using those blocks in fun and creative ways—Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is the newest member of the 100 Blocks family.
Using EQ7 I started with Camille’s block in this diagonal setting:
At this stage, the quilt would take 816 triangle squares. If you wanted a scrappy quilt with assorted reds and blues, similar to Camille’s original design, then triangle-squares would be a great way to make this quilt.
But by this time I had recolored the quilt and was planning to use Marcia Derse’s Line 5 from Troy:
As I contemplated making 816 triangle-squares, I realized that I could change the construction from blocks made from triangle-squares and set on point to blocks made from mostly squares and rectangles in a square setting. It was a good lesson to take a step back after designing—look at the quilt differently and find a simpler way to make it.
This special issue goes on sale in quilt shops and newsstands on Tuesday, March 6. If you can’t find it locally, you can buy Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Spring ’12 at QuiltAndSewShop.com.
Join us right here on Quilty Pleasures Tuesday, March 6 for opportunities to win a copy of this premiere issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.