Welcome to Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 5 Blog Tour. Pictured is the block I designed, "Feng Shui". This asymetrical block, when constructed as shown along with mirror-image blocks, produces a chevron design, enhanced by color placement. For a completely different result, study the quilt top below made with Rowan fabrics: Kaffe Fassett "parasols" and 2 six inch jelly rolls (Rowan "Fire" and "Ocean"). This 106" square top (not yet quilted) features only 4 blocks with an added 10" border, and is named Modern Crazy Quilt. Observe the secondary pattern formed at the juncture of the four super blocks--yet another design element. Use this visual to plan color placement for your quilt. Using this pattern (available soon through Hancock's of Paducah), the strip-sets surrounding the center square are sewn using the full width of the jelly roll fabric (four colors per strip-set), then the strip-set is cut diagonally corner to corner to produce 2 half strip-sets (see strip-set photo). You will need 4 half strip-sets per block for this quilt.
Comments are welcome--would love to know your likes and dislikes, and if there are any topics you would like to see posted on Creative Folk Quilting--teaching or creative. If you would like a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 5, please send your email address to CreativeFolkQuilting@gmail.com and place "Giveaway" in the subject line. All fabrics came from Hancock's of Paducah.