Quiltmaker’s annual staff challenge is always fun. We all use the same block or quilt design. Each person uses fabrics from one of our preferred fabric partners. The resulting quilts are always varied—and inspirational.
We began with On the Grid, a block designed by Jocelyn Ueng for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8. We invited Jocelyn and Kimberly Jolly, who are both with Fat Quarter Shop, to participate. Seeing the block in grayscale and in color above gives you an idea of the potential.
We used a 4 x 4 block layout with 1″ and 3″ finished borders for a 56″ x 56″ quilt. Each of us took a different approach. Some of us recolored the block completely, rearranging the values or rotating it for different looks.
You could do the same thing with many of the block designs in Volumes 1–8 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. The possibilities are infinite.
Kimberly Jolly’s snowy version was made using Stonehenge Starry Night 2 by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.
This is my scrappy version in fabrics called Little Azalea by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit. I’m QM’s Interactive Editor.
Denise Starck, QM’s Graphic Designer, made this beauty. The fabrics are Close to Home by T.S. Post and Water Drops, all from P&B Textiles. This quilt makes me think “cosmos.”
Associate Editor Eileen Fowler created her quilt with Asuka fabrics from Hoffman California Fabrics. Her fabric placement creates an imaginary inner border that grabs attention!
Quilting Treasures fabrics shine in Paula Stoddard’s quilt. Cowgirl Up by Simon + Kabuki plus Rooster Royale fabrics are featured. Very graphic, this quilt makes a statement. Paula is an Associate Editor.
Former editorial assistant Shayla Wolf made this quilt in Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie fabrics, all from Moda Fabrics.
Creative Editor Carolyn Beam used Red Rooster fabrics in her quilt. Around Town by Whimsicals is featured. Her design contains eight different versions of the block!
You’ll find more, including specific fabric identification, on pages 63—65 of the Jan/Feb ’14 Quiltmaker.
Quiltmaker would like to thank our preferred fabrics partners for their participation. Please support them when you visit your local quilt shop.