quilting along

My next block in the “My favourite block” quiltalong is the Dancing Diamonds. I think it is Block #16, even though I think I have missed one along the way- #13, which I’ll have to do next. All of the blocks have now been published on the Persimmon Dreams website which has been hosting this quiltalong, and we are encouraged to try and join all the blocks together for a finished qilt-top by May 25. Prizes even, if you do!
If you would like to take a look at all of the blocks that participants have been making, go to the Flickr site for some eye-candy.
This is my block #16:
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This was also a quick and straight-forward block to make. It utilised 4-patch squares and flying geese..
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I used a text print for the background print- these are my favourite to use for a ‘neutral’, and also some of the pink with white spot- I used this in the leaf block that I designed for this quiltalong back in February, and wanted to bring some more of it into a few other blocks in the quilt-top.
I think it would be a lot more effective if you made lots of these blocks and joined them together, because you could then see the weaving effect that shows from the careful placement of the colours.
I’m joining in with Freshly Pieced’s Work In Progress blog today.

2 thoughts on “quilting along

  1. I always make it a policy to comment on the five above me and the five below me (unless they haven’t done a quilting project and are just showing their pets) when I do Lee’s Freshly Pieced link, and so here I am to see your beautiful work. I really like the choices of the text for a neutral and love love the Kaffe pencils. I have the pink/reds version and have used them in about five different quilts now. If they ever go out of print I’ll be sad!
    Your block is lovely–such good strong contrasts and color choices!

    Elizabeth

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