I was very excited for this issue because there are so many great quilts in it. And as always – it’s like Christmas for me when the magazine shows up in my own mail box because I have NO CLUE which of the scrappy blocks I had sent in for my Addicted to Scraps column are going to show up in any particular issue – I batch send them for the year, and then the creative staff at Quiltmaker decide which one will best fit each issue.
I turned to the page of my column to find that they had chosen a block I’ve nicknamed Ceiling Fan!
Aren’t these cute?!?
Along with our discussion earlier this week on playing with color on color, or playing with light/dark values – here’s one that is a combination of BOTH. Two shades of the same color family play in each block…..what a fun way to dig through the scraps!
I envisioned blocks made with common color families in light and dark values: Red paired with pink, medium blue paired with navy, and medium brown paired with dark brown and so forth…..go on and do a lighter green with a darker green, a lighter purple with a dark purple, etc…These little blocks don’t take a lot of fabric – and I bet you can’t make just one!
The creative staff at Quiltmaker came up with this idea for a layout:
They’d be great set on point with a plain alternate block as well --- or sashed – so many things you can do with these!
Hopefully you already have a subscription to Quiltmaker. If not – get one! Or find this issue at your nearest news stand. Remember the issue that had Moth in a Window in it – that issue sold out and is no longer available and I am not posting these Addicted to Scraps column blocks on the blog as a free pattern. You have to have the magazine to get them!
They may end up in a full quilt design for a future book – but being as book releases take a long time to come about, you’ll be waiting a long time ;c) If you subscribe you'll never miss an issue!
I’ve been sewing away on a book project that I am using a past block from a past issue today –- I won’t be showing that one until it is published!
I WILL be sewing more Moth in a Window blocks this evening on Quilt-Cam, so join me at 9pm Eastern and bring something to stitch.
See you then!