My "Gemstone" Paper Piece Block is in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 12!

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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!

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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?

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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"!

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If the thought of making a twin sized quilt is a bit overwhelming, spacing out the blocks with some simple four patches would cut the work nearly in half.

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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.

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I don't think there is a little girl out there who wouldn't like a pink ombre gemstone bed quilt. I wouldn't mind having one myself!

** 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:

Krazycat
Bloggerwho said:
"Great block, looks complicated, but beautiful. Thanks."

Congratulations Krazycat!  Krazycat has been contacted by email.


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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!

109 comments:

Jen Barnard said...

Great block, I like the layout with the four patches - the gems look like they're floating.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Anita said...

Your gemstone is lovely; you chose perfect colors for it!

Hanke said...

I've two little granddaugthers and they will love the gemstone! Thanks for the chance!

Karen Ackva said...

Very pretty block B! And there was no mention of being a Covergirl! Shame on you! Congratulations on your continued success!

usagypsy said...

What a awesome block! Love the way the gems stand out.

Nancy said...

I love jewel tone fabrics, and this block sets them off perfectly! Love it!

Nann said...

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.

Emily C said...

The qua reminds me of topaz, so really everything is a gem =)

Martina said...

Such a great block, looks amazing in different colors.

Allison said...

Wow! What a beautiful block! aevrard(at)rcn(dot)com

Dana Gaffney said...

Beautiful and different block, I think it would be beautiful done in ombre.

kt said...

Great block--love seeing it in different colors! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful block! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine. sandi1100@yahoo.com

Kathy E. said...

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

Pat said...

What a great block. I love paper piecing.

patd at yahoo dot com

Wanda said...

This is a pretty block with many ways to color it and arrange it. Thank you for the chance to win.

Danette Stankovich said...

I love paper-piecing! Beautiful design. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Diane said...

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

Lee Ann L. said...

Wow! That block is awesome. Congrats and thank you for a chance to win.
dlk3265 @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The spacing on the twin quilt really lets the gems shine.

Katie Thompson - kathompson94@gmail.com

Rosa said...

Fabulous block!!.Love paper piecing,this year I sew many blocks with it.

Maureeneh said...

Your Gemstone block "Sparkles"!
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Brenda E. said...

Could see your block in scrappy colors too!
ale3002000@yahoo.com

Lori said...

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

Andresa Strahm said...

That's a pretty block. Even though it is paper pieced (but I need to gain experience with that anyway).

AndiRae in MN
AndiRaeS@gmail.com

VA said...

What a pretty block, it really sparkles!

Renata S said...

Love your block!

Darlene B said...

Great block! Very striking :)

Loris said...

Great block design! The inspiration for this is endless.
Thank you for joining in on the designing. I love seeing all the new blocks.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

What a cool block! Thanks for the giveaway.

Allison CB said...

Your Gemstone is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Diane said...

Great block. Good way to use scraps.

Pat V. said...

What a fun block. I agree, it would be a great way to use ombre fabric (I've been looking for one!)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very cool block! Thanks for showing the setting options--so helpful!

Gill said...

What a great block - I'd like to make a rainbow version!

Nancy Westerman said...

That is an eye catching block. I love the design where they look to be floating off the top.

Anonymous said...

Love your block. Possible color combinations are endless.

Pat K, yfg3749(at)yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Oh I do love this block!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

JANET said...

Your block reminds me of spinning tops, or the spinning Christmas ornaments from years past. Very nice.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Love your Gemstone block...so many color options!!

Lisa Marie said...

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

Deb B. said...

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

Carrie P. said...

Fascinating block. I love this magazine and have every issue. Thanks for a chance to win.

babiesdoc said...

I really like the monochromatic version
it is amazing how one block can really look unique multiple ways

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on making the cover of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! I enjoy foundation piecing and love your Gemstone block.
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Catskill Quilter said...

What a lovely block! Congrats on being included in this latest issue!

Kathy Sue said...

I so agree with your comment about the little girl's pink gemstone quilt. I know one little girl who would love it! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

tac73 said...

This block looks amazing and changes so much with color placement.

utahoosier said...

Beautiful block. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Very nice block and I really like your second quilt layout! ( sue @ asdfwordpro . com ) (remove the spaces please!)

Amy said...

Fun block! It would be great as an engagement quilt.

Dee said...

Love the movement of this block, and I do so love paper piecing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful block! Love the layouts you showed.

Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100, Vol. 12.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

terri said...

love your block and I KNOW I will use it on a quilt at some point. itzsewme@gmail.com

Kathy L said...

How do you designers keep coming up with these interesting blocks? Thanks for the chance to win.

Shirlsu said...

This block is SO striking. I love it and plan to make it. shirlsu@gmail.com

Tina Jeo said...

It does look difficult but I am willing to try it! Thanks and Congrats to you!

Annie said...

I've thought about how cute a gemstone block would be. You've done the work for me! I like it very much.

MissPat said...

Very nice block. I think it would be interesting to do it in a ranbow of colors

Anonymous said...

Love your gemstone block. Congrats to you! Just tried my first paper piecing block recently. So much fun.

Lashley9 (at) sbcglobal.net

lefuntz said...

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!

MC said...

Great block, love the orange and black version! It would be great as a colour wheel as well.

Kathy H said...

Your block is very pretty. I can see it in many colors. I think it would be cute for an engagement present too.

Madeline said...

would love to do this using foundation piecing to make sure the seams all match!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I love your "Gemstone"! Great block
Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I love your "Gemstone"! Great block
Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Great block, look complicated, but beautiful. Thanks.

Debbie said...

Looks like fun... I would love this in scraps.... drhodes9@cox.net

anna brown said...

Very nice diamond..lol love the colors ...ty for sharing....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Janarama said...

I love paper piecing and your block. Congratulations on being a cover girl!

Linda Christianson said...

I see this block done in winter fabric.

Beausoleil Quilts said...

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. lynnmcindoe@gmail.com

Michele said...

Terrific block!

Rhonda Davis said...

Another block to add to my bucket list! rhondasledger (at) yahoo.com

~Kris~ said...

I love your gem stone block. It would be fun to make in each month's birthstone. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

What a lovely block! It has all kinds of possibilities.

Joye with an e said...

I admire your block and think that it does resemble an amethyst. Nice job.
joyecox@yahoo.com

wendy said...

Very pretty block! Would love to see it in different colors. Thanks!Very pretty Very pretty block

QuiltShopGal said...

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.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Anonymous said...

like you said'who wouldn't like a pink ombre gemstone bed quilt. thank you for the giveaaway...marta....martamanole@yahoo.com

Diantha said...

I like your block. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
diantha dot howard at gmail dot com

ritainalaska said...

love the faceted diamond-and your sample patterns.

Amy said...

Wow, SOOOO many options on this block! Thanks for sharing it!

Donna Cutting said...

This is a Wow block, thanks
djcutting2 at gmail dot com

Julie in WA said...

Gasp! I LOVE this block, best one I've seen yet!
prjule at gmail dot com

Auntie Clark said...

I love paper piecing!
auntie.clark@gmail.com

annmarie said...

Absolutely love your block. Just think of a quilt with all different gemstone colors!

JoyceLM said...

Great block. Thanks for sharing some alternate colorways and layouts. jleekamitchell(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I love your block!!! So simple but so much fun to play with. kthurn@bektel.com

Rachell said...

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!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cecilia said...

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

Farm Quilter said...

Totally cool block!! I can see making a quilt for a September birthday girl using all the colors sapphires come it!! Stunning!!

Nancy said...

Very interesting block. I enjoy this Blog Hop each year and seeing all the inspiring patterns in the new issue of 100 Blocks.

Anonymous said...

Elaine M.
You're right...this would make a wonderful little girl's quilt.
remills (at) amtelecom (dot) net

Cynthia Knapp said...

I love your block! It's so unusual. Cyndy Knapp cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

Carol Sc said...

There are so many neat ideas for your block --- hard to decide on just one!
quiltschon@att.net

Walter said...

a fun block. I like it interspersed with the plain block. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot)com

Carol W said...

This is a fun block.

Donna said...

Great block. Learning to paper piece is on my bucket list for 2016.

minter.donna@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

I like the scrappy potential in this block.

Joyful Quilter said...

Great block - love all the possibilities.

minibea12 said...

Lovely block with so many options!
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GranChris said...

I really like this one. I see my Batiks going to good use.

pinsandneedles said...

This is a very unique block and I love it! I think it would look gorgeous in some pretty batiks!

Nancy Sue said...

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!

Rommy van Houten said...

Your block is great, I love THE opportunity . I

Jennifer said...

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.

Sandy Curtis said...

Great block. I see it in jewel tones on black

nan_c said...

Love your block! Would be a fun quilt to have different gemstones :)