Welcome to my stop on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour!
Cloud Burst is a paper pieced block design with some unusual angles and shapes that I designed in EQ7 utilizing the Kaleidoscope Block function within the Serendipity block design tab. I started with one of my more simple block designs, ran it through the Kaleidoscope Block function, and then continued to play with the design until I came up with Cloud Burst. If you have EQ7, you should give the functions within the Serendipity tab a try, you can get some very unique block designs!
Here is the block repeated in a lap size quilt:
Cloud Burst is a relatively complex block so I played around with quilt top designs (using sashing, borders, and negative space) to maximize the impact of the block while minimizing the piecing time.
I think that the sashing really gives the quilt a whole different look.
The next two rendering use some full and some partial blocks to finish off the plus part of the block design.
Make sure you stop by Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, for some great prizes and a complete list of blog tour participants!
Now on to the Giveaways (yes plural!):
Prize 1: Quiltmaker is sponsoring the giveaway of a copy of 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 13. This magazine drawing is open to everyone-international included. The magazine will be shipped directly from Quiltmaker's.
Prize 2: I also have a copy 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 13 plus a printed version of On a "Jelly" Roll, my most popular printed pattern to giveaway. This giveaway is open to everyone-international included and will be shipped from me.
1. Leave a comment, any comment. If you would like a topic, you can tell me your favorite size quilt to make.
2. My followers (old or new) get a bonus entry. Leave a second comment with how you follow. (You can follow by Bloglovin, Email, Instagram.)
The giveaway will run for 1 week, until 8 pm EST on Thursday May 12th. I try to respond to each and every comment I get on my blog, but with giveaway posts the numbers are usually too great to do this. PS - If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your e-mail address so I have a way of contacting you if you win.
** Giveaway now closed, thanks to all that entered! **