Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 12 is featuring my Gemstone foundation pieced quilt block! It even made the cover! Despite its complicated appearance, this block is fast and easy to make. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed!
This is the Gemstone block that is featured in the magazine. It measures 12'' x 12'' and can easily be scaled up or down to suit your needs. This coloration reminds me of an amethyst, wouldn't it be fun to make a giant ruby or an emerald?
A three block by four block arrangement would make a great baby or lap sized quilt and would make a great gift for your favorite little "gem"!
Don't be afraid to experiment with color. There is no need to stick with the gem tones. How about a nice pink ombre or a striking aqua and orange combination? I particularly like the Halloween combination, it has a vintage feel to it.
** MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY **
The publishers of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks will be giving away a copy of Volume 12 to one of my lucky visitors. All you need to do to enter for a chance to win is leave a comment on this blog post; only one comment per person please. Be sure to include an e-mail address for me to respond to so that I can get in touch to receive shipping details. The draw will take place at 9:00 am US Eastern on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The winner will be informed by e-mail and will be announced by an edit to this blog post. The magazine will be sent to the winner directly from Quiltmaker.
** ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED **
Thank you for all of your entries!
The lucky winner of the magazine is:
- who said:
"Great block, looks complicated, but beautiful. Thanks."
Congratulations Krazycat! Krazycat has been contacted by email.
November 16-20 2015, Quiltmaker is hosting a blog tour for many of the Volume 12 block designers. It promises to be a fun and educational event with lots of fresh ideas and giveaways. Be sure to check it out!
Great block, I like the layout with the four patches - the gems look like they're floating.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com
Your gemstone is lovely; you chose perfect colors for it!
I've two little granddaugthers and they will love the gemstone! Thanks for the chance!
Very pretty block B! And there was no mention of being a Covergirl! Shame on you! Congratulations on your continued success!
What a awesome block! Love the way the gems stand out.
I love jewel tone fabrics, and this block sets them off perfectly! Love it!
What a jewel of a block! It would look great in so many colorways and fabric genres, from 30's to batiks to random scraps. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
The qua reminds me of topaz, so really everything is a gem =)
Such a great block, looks amazing in different colors.
Wow! What a beautiful block! aevrard(at)rcn(dot)com
Beautiful and different block, I think it would be beautiful done in ombre.
Great block--love seeing it in different colors! Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful block! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemstone is certainly a beautiful gem! Modern blocks are my preference. I'd make mine is shades of purple and make a wall hanging for my sewing room. duchick at gmail dot com
What a great block. I love paper piecing.
patd at yahoo dot com
This is a pretty block with many ways to color it and arrange it. Thank you for the chance to win.
I love paper-piecing! Beautiful design. Thank you, email@example.com
Really nice job on your post, Barb! Thanks for being with us on the blog tour. We really appreciate it. Have a great week!
And I can't wait to see your book!
Diane at Quiltmaker
Wow! That block is awesome. Congrats and thank you for a chance to win.
dlk3265 @ gmail.com
The spacing on the twin quilt really lets the gems shine.
Katie Thompson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabulous block!!.Love paper piecing,this year I sew many blocks with it.
Your Gemstone block "Sparkles"!
Could see your block in scrappy colors too!
CONGRATULATIONS your block is lovely I would love a lap quilt with these pink gems. My daughter would never have anything to do with pink. When she became manager at TGIF she got some black slacks with tiny pink pinstripes and had to call me and tell me. LOL And she wears them. Pink will prevail. LOL
That's a pretty block. Even though it is paper pieced (but I need to gain experience with that anyway).
AndiRae in MN
What a pretty block, it really sparkles!
Love your block!
Great block! Very striking :)
Great block design! The inspiration for this is endless.
Thank you for joining in on the designing. I love seeing all the new blocks.
What a cool block! Thanks for the giveaway.
Your Gemstone is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance! mumbird3atgmaildotcom
Great block. Good way to use scraps.
What a fun block. I agree, it would be a great way to use ombre fabric (I've been looking for one!)
Very cool block! Thanks for showing the setting options--so helpful!
What a great block - I'd like to make a rainbow version!
That is an eye catching block. I love the design where they look to be floating off the top.
Love your block. Possible color combinations are endless.
Pat K, yfg3749(at)yahoo.com
Oh I do love this block!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
kakingsbury at verizon dot net
Your block reminds me of spinning tops, or the spinning Christmas ornaments from years past. Very nice.
Love your Gemstone block...so many color options!!
Your block is beautiful! This is always such a great magazine, I am anxious to get my hands on a copy! jklmengland at windstream dot net
I love the block, I had a fleeting thought about how a quilt would look with several different gemstones. I may sketch it to see.
deborah dot k dot browning at gmail dot com
Fascinating block. I love this magazine and have every issue. Thanks for a chance to win.
I really like the monochromatic version
it is amazing how one block can really look unique multiple ways
Congratulations on making the cover of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! I enjoy foundation piecing and love your Gemstone block.
What a lovely block! Congrats on being included in this latest issue!
I so agree with your comment about the little girl's pink gemstone quilt. I know one little girl who would love it! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet
This block looks amazing and changes so much with color placement.
Beautiful block. Thanks for the chance to win!
Very nice block and I really like your second quilt layout! ( sue @ asdfwordpro . com ) (remove the spaces please!)
Fun block! It would be great as an engagement quilt.
Love the movement of this block, and I do so love paper piecing.
Beautiful block! Love the layouts you showed.
Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100, Vol. 12.
love your block and I KNOW I will use it on a quilt at some point. email@example.com
How do you designers keep coming up with these interesting blocks? Thanks for the chance to win.
This block is SO striking. I love it and plan to make it. firstname.lastname@example.org
It does look difficult but I am willing to try it! Thanks and Congrats to you!
I've thought about how cute a gemstone block would be. You've done the work for me! I like it very much.
Very nice block. I think it would be interesting to do it in a ranbow of colors
Love your gemstone block. Congrats to you! Just tried my first paper piecing block recently. So much fun.
Lashley9 (at) sbcglobal.net
That is one beautiful blocks. I do think it looks better with the four patches. It stands out more. I'm trying to imagine it with other simple blocks. I would like to make a two block quilt. Thank you!
Great block, love the orange and black version! It would be great as a colour wheel as well.
Your block is very pretty. I can see it in many colors. I think it would be cute for an engagement present too.
would love to do this using foundation piecing to make sure the seams all match!
I love your "Gemstone"! Great block
Thanks for the chance to win :)
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com
I love your "Gemstone"! Great block
Thanks for the chance to win :)
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com
Great block, look complicated, but beautiful. Thanks.
Looks like fun... I would love this in scraps.... email@example.com
Very nice diamond..lol love the colors ...ty for sharing....firstname.lastname@example.org
I love paper piecing and your block. Congratulations on being a cover girl!
I see this block done in winter fabric.
I am so pleased to read that the Diamond is fast and easy to piece. It would be lovely as a runner in Christmas colours. email@example.com
Another block to add to my bucket list! rhondasledger (at) yahoo.com
I love your gem stone block. It would be fun to make in each month's birthstone. Thanks for sharing.
What a lovely block! It has all kinds of possibilities.
I admire your block and think that it does resemble an amethyst. Nice job.
Very pretty block! Would love to see it in different colors. Thanks!Very pretty Very pretty block
Great block design with total #CreativeGoodness. Definitely a fun design for free-motion quilting fun too! I definitely want to create with your block design.
like you said'who wouldn't like a pink ombre gemstone bed quilt. thank you for the giveaaway...marta....firstname.lastname@example.org
I like your block. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
diantha dot howard at gmail dot com
love the faceted diamond-and your sample patterns.
Wow, SOOOO many options on this block! Thanks for sharing it!
This is a Wow block, thanks
djcutting2 at gmail dot com
Gasp! I LOVE this block, best one I've seen yet!
prjule at gmail dot com
I love paper piecing!
Absolutely love your block. Just think of a quilt with all different gemstone colors!
Great block. Thanks for sharing some alternate colorways and layouts. jleekamitchell(at)yahoo(dot)com
I love your block!!! So simple but so much fun to play with. email@example.com
Nice! I love seeing your design process, with different colors and layouts. I'm thinks mixing it with snowflake blocks and make an ice or winter gemstone quilt!
Great block! I love how it seems to be floating in the one layout. Congratulations on having your block in the magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.
ceciliayoung at gmx.com
Totally cool block!! I can see making a quilt for a September birthday girl using all the colors sapphires come it!! Stunning!!
Very interesting block. I enjoy this Blog Hop each year and seeing all the inspiring patterns in the new issue of 100 Blocks.
You're right...this would make a wonderful little girl's quilt.
remills (at) amtelecom (dot) net
I love your block! It's so unusual. Cyndy Knapp cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net
There are so many neat ideas for your block --- hard to decide on just one!
a fun block. I like it interspersed with the plain block. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot)com
This is a fun block.
Great block. Learning to paper piece is on my bucket list for 2016.
I like the scrappy potential in this block.
Great block - love all the possibilities.
Lovely block with so many options!
I really like this one. I see my Batiks going to good use.
This is a very unique block and I love it! I think it would look gorgeous in some pretty batiks!
Love YOUR BLOCK!!!! I can see it with retro christmas fabric! Definitely adding to my list to do!!!!Congrats on your block! (shhh… it's one of my fav's of the entire blog hop!
Your block is great, I love THE opportunity . I
I love this block design! I can see making one in all the colors of jewels, in the same quilt! Can't wait to get started.
Great block. I see it in jewel tones on black
Love your block! Would be a fun quilt to have different gemstones :)
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