100 Blocks Quiltmaker’s Vol. 6

I love being apart of this Volume #6 in the Quiltmaker’s 100 Block magazine. I am always excited to share my block.
My inspiration comes from the wonderful shades from Riley Blake Designs.
We have a variety of colors to choose from.
When combining colors I like the element of surprise with a subtle basic color to keep the colors from being too overbearing.

For the element of surprise color I chose the coral and lime and for the basic color I chose gray.
Of course, you have to have the light cream color to break up all the colors and give the eye a place to rest.
Thus the combination of bold brights and muted basics 
creates a block that is pleasing to the eye and not too busy.
This block uses a half square triangle combination. 
You can see the pinwheel block that the half square triangles create.
When making half square triangles I like to place 2 blocks with right sides together. Trace a line from corner to corner on the wrong side. Sew 1/4″ on either side of the drawn line. Trim on the line. Press. 
You will have 2 half square triangles.
This block is quick and easy. It would look good as an alternate block or an all over quilt block.
I will be giving away 2 volumes of this magazine below. 
Please leave your comment about why you love this magazine. 
Happy Sewing!

0 thoughts on “100 Blocks Quiltmaker’s Vol. 6”

  1. Well, considering that I *LOVE* pinwheel blocks, I do believe your quilt could quickly become one of my very favorite blocks!! Wouldn't it look fabulous as an allover quilt!!! Love it!!

  2. Ohh! This is a great block! It would be good on it's own, or with a friend. I love Quiltmakers mag because it showcases a variety of types of projects that are realistic for many of us.

  3. Jina ~ I LOVE your block. The way it angles across the center of the block is very unique.

    I have been a subscriber to Quiltmaker for a few years now since learning to quilt and have every issue so far of 100 Blocks except the very first one. I started getting interested in quilting after the first issue had been released and didn't know then that I would want to buy them all.
    I think the biggest reason I like the magazine is for the great pictures and all the instructions are easily written for a beginner to understand. That really helps anyone be able to pick up the magazine and read through and be able to follow along.

  4. Great block and those colors are wonderful. I think they would make a great baby quilt. I love this magazine because there are so many different blocks. i like paper piecing, pieced blocks and applique and they are all there.

  5. Love your block – thanks for sharing. I love the 100 Blocks magazines because where else could you find that many wonderful and varied quilt blocks to try out. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Beautiful block and fabric choices. I love the magazine and how I can mix and match the different blocks to make quilts or just one block repeated to make a quilt, so many possibilities.


  7. I love this magazine because of the great variety of blocks. There is something for everyone and for every type of project. It really inspires creativity.

  8. This magazine is so packed with inspiration and ideas, that I have torn them apart and used them in a binder. I was dog earring them too much and started to look like a preschooler had gotten a hold of them! Well loved I should say! Congrats on your block being included!!!

  9. The better question is what's NOT to love?!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of QM's Volume 6! Thanks sew much for this chance to win πŸ™‚

  10. I LOVE this series of books. They are so inspiring; you can do so much with them. Plus there are projects for all levels of craftsmanship and interests!

  11. I love all the great inspiration in these magazines, as well as meeting so many great quilters and designers through the blog hops!

  12. I love this magazine for the originality of the block patterns and for the variety of techniques used. It's interesting to see the work of so many different designers as well.

  13. I have enjoyed the 100 Blocks for all the inspiration. So many amazing designs and creative uses of blocks. Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest issue.

  14. Cute block! I love all of the different blocks in the magazine. There are so many combinations of blocks that you can use for a unique quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  15. Great block! I like blocks with a diagonal design – you can twist and turn the blocks to get tons of patterns. I have all of these magazines except for the first one. I love flipping through the pages and getting inspired to sew!

  16. Great block! Wouldn't it be great to zigzag blocks like this across a quilt? I love the 100 Block issues for all the great variety and inspiration.

  17. I love the 100 Blocks issues because I always find blocks that I want to make and love the results. I have a tabletop quilt hanger and right now have a block on it from Volume 3, so I'm sure I'll find many blocks, such as yours, that will be perfect for my projects.

  18. I saw the magazine first time a half year ago. It is completely different from our Czech quilt magazines. This has much ads and also more ideas and possibilities. And link to blogs, where you can find another inspiration.

  19. I love this magazine because there are always blocks that I want to make, and I keep referring to the issue over and over. Yours is one of the blocks that I like.

  20. Great block! I enjoy this magazine because of the variety in each issue. Our guild will be doing a block swap for Christmas and you can bet that I'm going to be pushing the use of this magazine for block inspiration.

  21. This is a great magazine. I haven't seen it before. I am loving getting to see all the different blocks and the quilters who design them. It allows me a chance to peek in their individual creativity by not only looking at their blocks but also seeing the pictures on their blogs. I love the soft colors of this block with the gray – wouldn't have thought to use gray like this. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  22. I love your block. I love the magazine because there are so many ideas packed into it every month. I love the 100 Blocks specialty magazine also because there are so many wonderful block ideas to expand on, it is great. congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

  23. I love your block…it is so striking. Since I am a brand new quilter, I actually have never seen this magazine so this blog tour is my first exposure to it. From what I have seen on the blog tour, I would think that the magazine offers tons of inspiration. Congratulations on having your block published and thanks for sharing.

  24. I have collected all the volumes of this magazine because they are such a wonderful resource for design and inspiration. I think your block would be wonderful combined with others to provide secondary designs.

  25. My quilt group makes many quilts that require 12" blocks. Volumes 1 -5 have been a great source of inspiration. I really like your block, congrats on getting in Volume 6!

  26. I have vol 2-5 and eagerly await each new edition. The entire magazine is such a great resource with tips and hints, patterns and tutorials. What's not to love in the magazine??? Having 100 new ideas at my fingertips that cover all aspects of quilting and not just one thing? Priceless! Thanks for the chance, and I LOVE the simplicity of your block πŸ™‚

  27. Your block is cute, I love the colors you put together. The block book is great for ideas when you can't decide what to make.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

  28. Great block – I love pinwheels and I love your color & fabric choice. Congrats on being published and thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  29. If you ever feel your mojo has left you, just page through the magazine and some creative design block will get you going again. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! Thank you!

  30. Among other things, just the amount of inspiration packed in those pages…no matter what mood I'm in (piecing, applique, etc.) I can find something to inspire me! (pbstrand@msn.com)

  31. I love the variety of ideas offered in the magazine. I don't automatically gravitate towards solids, but your block is compelling. The colors are great! Congrats and thanks for the chance to win!

  32. I haven't read the magazine ever but love your block. The colors are great and the block would work well with other alternate blocks to form great secondary patterns.
    Good job,
    Nancy in SC
    mommabee24 at the gee mail place

  33. that's a great block!! I can think of a multitude of ways to use it!! your color choices are very nice, too. πŸ™‚ I love this magazine for so many reasons…I have collected them all and refer to them often. I enjoy that it categorizes the blocks by technique, and that challenges me to work out of my comfort zone!! I also like that I find so many new quilt artists through the magazine….that is always soooo fun!!
    mhardey (at)ymail(dot)com

  34. I like your block and would like to make it with a dark background and bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. I have all of the issues and love looking through them. So many great ideas!

  35. I love Quiltmaker blocks because of the variety. I can always find embroidery and applique and paperpiecing. I can find geometric and free form and many nostalgic as well as terribly CUTE ones. What fun. something wonderful for everyone scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

  36. Your block is neat and love the fabric. I'm a beginner and I love how there are blocks at different levels. So much inspiration and something I can have and use forever. Thank you for your giveaway.


  37. This magazine always gets me excited to start quilting–so many ideas and options, and the size of the blocks means they translate well into small projects.

  38. I love this magazine, because I really love that real people do the blocks, and we are introduced to them. It's really cool and a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your block and Riley Blake fabrics SO much. I have so many ideas dancing in my head of what I could do with your block

  39. I love this magazine because there is something to appeal to everyone- lots of variety – piecing, applique, embroidery, etc. I always find lots of inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  40. My first book of Quiltmaker blocks was Volume 5 and I was inspired to create a paper foundation block, which was a new process for me. Turned out cute!!

    Sure to be lots of variety in Volume 6 and I'm looking for more interesting blocks to work into a project. Your block could lend itself to a variation of an Irish chain. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  41. Jina, I think I love the fact that 100 gorgeous blocks are designed by 100 different very talented people and that I get to visit a multitude of great blogs along the way. This is so much fun and I love it! Thanks for asking such a wonderful question. πŸ™‚

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