The issue hits newsstands May 3, or you can purchase right now as a print or digital issue in the Quiltmaker’s shop. You will find instructions for 100 original and very unique blocks.
My block, called Girl’s Best Friend, block #1219, is a take on deconstructing a diamond.
I used some of Tula Pink’s collection, True Colors because I had been looking for an excuse to play with them. I really like the eclectic feel of this collection.
Part of the fun that I had with this block was playing with pattern designs. I am self taught in Photoshop, so, I am always looking for opportunities to get a little more familiar with the program. So, after using it to crop my block photo, I thought I would just play with some repeats, flipping, rotating and moving around. I think this block has a lot of possibilities.
#2. Or a horizontal band running across the width of the quilt.
#3. I love the zig zag effect in the center of this setting . . .
#4. and the last one looks like layers upon layers of diamonds.
Have a great week!