Hey everyone and welcome to A Bright Corner. Thanks for stopping by on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Road Rally! We're now on day 2 of the blog tour (see info for day one here), and it's my turn to share my block!
This is my second time being included in the 100 Blocks magazine (my previous block can be seen here). I love each issue - they're chock full of unique blocks and clever ideas. My block in this issue is called Aquamarine -
I was inspired by images of pretty gemstones like these:
I love their rectangular shape, and the various colors you see in all of the facets.
When you put 20 blocks together (and rotate half of them 90 degrees) you get a fun, throw sized quilt. This version was made with ten different Riley Blake Confetti Cottons (colors: Bear Lake, Bleached Denim, Mermaid, Rainforest, Aqua, Teal, Scuba, Sea Glass, Songbird, and Sweet Mint)
I love what it looks like done in all solids, but it's even more fun using prints:
I used a jelly roll of Vintage Picnic (Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics) and with some strip piecing this quilt came together quickly! This quilt measures 60" x 72" and uses one jelly roll, 1-1/4 yards for the corners, and 3-1/2 yards white / background fabric.
And I love the scrappy feel of the blocks! Aren't they fun?
Now who's ready for a giveaway? There'll be two winners!
First of all, Quiltmaker Magazine is giving one of you a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 15!
One other lucky reader will also receive a copy of the magazine, plus two of my quilt patterns - Skipper & Cheerful.
Make sure you stop by the Quilty Pleasures Blog to see more of the blocks from this issue, and to enter more giveaways! The Road Rally continues until May 5th. And to keep up to date on things happening here at A Bright Corner you can subscribe to my blog, and follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@abrightcorner). Thanks for stopping by!