If you are new to Quilted Blooms, I'm Paige and you can find out more about me here see some of my finished quilts in the gallery.
Quiltmaker assigns each 12" block to one of four categories - Applique, Foundation-Pieced, Mixed Technique and Pieced. Diamond Twist Block #1411 is included in the Foundation-Pieced section 100 Blocks Vol. 15.
My previous blocks, It All Adds Up was included in Pieced section of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 and Hexie Flower Basket was included in the Mixed Technique section of 100 Blocks Vol. 14.
Here's the EQ version of the Diamond Twist rendered in Kona Cottons, Marine and Astral.
|Diamond Twist Block|
And here's the original signed block submitted to Quiltmaker.
|Diamond Twist block by Paige Alexander|
I don't paper piece often, but when I do, I like to use Carol Doak's Foundation Paper (affiliate link). I even see that there is a legal size (8 1/2" x 14"), Carol Doak's Legal-Size Foundation Paper (affiliate link) which will be needed to print the Diamond Twist templates from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
Using the Diamond Twist block, I made a few quilts designed in EQ to show how versatile the block is to incorporate into different settings.
This first quilt is made from just 5 blocks surrounded by negative space creating a modern design.
This next quilt contains 4 columns of Diamond Twist blocks separated by sashing.
And another quilt without sashing and I changed up the color a bit.
This quilt was made from the same Diamond Twist block with variations in color placement creating an interesting design.
And the same basic design with a little variation using a couple prints from Imprint by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery.
I had fun with this design and created one more color way using the same Imprint collection.
And one last quilt I'm calling Ribbons of Hope made from 5 full Diamond Twist blocks and 5 half blocks which would be nice for breast cancer awareness.
|Ribbons of Hope using Diamond Twist block|
I hope you enjoyed seeing how one block can create so many possibilities by changing the block and/or color placement.
And now on to the Giveaways!
Giveaway #1. The editors at Quiltmaker are sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of 100 Blocks Vol.15 and will mail the magazine directly to you anywhere worldwide.
Giveaway #2. I will mail a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 15 to one lucky commenter to anywhere worldwide.
How to enter:
1. Leave a comment letting me know if you you like to foundation or paper piece.
2. Followers, old and new alike, get a bonus entry. Leave a second comment and let me know how you follow - such as Bloglovin, Instagram or Email.
The giveaway will run through Saturday, May 8, 2017 and close at 8pm EST. (Giveaway is now closed) I normally respond to every comment received, but during the giveaway the volume may be to large for me to do so. Please leave your e-mail address so I have a way of contacting you if you are a no-reply blogger.
Visit Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, each day this week for links to participating blogs and enter for some great giveaways! To see all of the creative and original blocks in this issue, 100 Blocks Vol. 15 is available on the newsstands now or you can order 100 blocks from Quiltmaker.
Linking to Let's Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.
The winners have been notifice! Thank you all for stopping by on the Road Rally blog tour! I can't believe the low numbers choosen out of 215 comments!