Monday, August 20, 2012

Block Testing for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 5

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 5 came out in May.  This is the last issue that I had the privilege of making test blocks for and I loved every minute of it.
 Wedding Chapel Windows Quilt

My sampler quilt, Wedding Chapel Windows was featured in a block giveaway contest for this issue.  I used the Mosaic fabric collection by Timeless Treasures.  The entrants had to identify which nine blocks I used in the quilt to win.  The contest is over now, so I can finally reveal which blocks I tested & how it went.  Here they are:

 Crossroads in Life

This is block #466, by Carolyn Goins.  It's a beautiful design & was fun to piece.

 Diamond Mine

This is block #474, by Faith Jones.  I sewed this block on the same day that I became engaged to Wesley Warren Thomas.  A fitting block for that day.

 Window Panes

This is block #458, by Jennifer Dick.  Another Jennifer - Oh Yeah!  

 Diamond Eyes

This is block #459, by Monique Dillard.  Another diamond block.  You can see how I was inspired to make the quilt.  Diamonds, Window Panes, the Mosaic fabric collection really made these blocks look like stained glass, and a wedding is certainly a Crossroads in Life.

 Icicle Star

This is block #416, by Sheri Diesburg.  Wow - take a look at her version in the magazine.  It's really gorgeous!  This block is paper pieced.


This is block #454, by Emily Cier.  This block features a lot of long, skinny strips.  It was a little challenging for me.  I had to make it twice, but it was worth it!

 Circle of Friends

This is block #420, by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick.  This is a great block to use a lot of little scraps from your stash.  I would love to make a set of these for a quilt.  I'll bet they would look great put together.

 Fresh Flowers

Block #406, by Cheryl Haynes.  She is one of my favorite designers.  I just love her applique blocks.  I tested one of hers for the last issue, too.  I really like the way my color scheme came out on this block & I'm in the process of making a little wall hanging featuring this block.  This block is a lot of fun with all the little yellow french knots and the butterfly button, too.

 Old Town Star

Block #448, by Katie Blakesley.  This was also a quick and easy block to piece, and it has good visual impact, too.  It was fun to incorporate the bat fabric into this block.

 Flower Burst

Block #476, by Debby Kratovil.  Okay, I used the bat fabric again in this block.  It's called Flower Burst because Debby did a fussy cut of a groovy pink flower for the center circle of her block.

 May Showers

Block #421, by Jennifer Ofenstein - Yes!  Yet another Jennifer - Go Jenns!  I had a tough time with this block, and I did not go back and fix it.  You can see, the girl's hand is not lined up correctly with her sleeve.  It's an adorable block, though, especially if you love paper piecing.

 Star Light Star Bright

Block #487, by Scott Murkin.  I just love this, because Scott thinks in such a different way than I do.  I really like his geometric designs.  I squeezed the bat fabric into this one, too.  I tried to use a couple of fabrics that looked like the night sky to go with the theme.

 Ray of Sunshine

Block #407, by Mary Andra  Holmes.  What a fun design.  It just looks like a super-duper dance party to me!  This block is done in needle-turn applique, but I fused it.  I forgot to reverse the orange shapes, so I had to cut them out twice & I still have the extras in my fabric stash.  I'm not sure what to do with them, but I know I'm going to use them someday....really!

Polka Party

Block #429.  This is my block for the issue.  Please note again - I did get married & changed my name from Jennifer Schifano Eutsler to Jennifer Schifano Thomas.  I did not test my own block...another group got to do that.  What an honor it is to have a block in this issue with all these great designs.

I used a few other blocks from this issue in my Wedding Chapel Windows quilt, too.  Can you pick out which ones they are?  

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

1 comment:

  1. I do not know why I didn't see this sooner. I love what you did with my block that you tested. #407 in vol. #5.