Paradox Point QAL - Block 3
It is that time again! We have a few more blocks to share with you today with the Paradox Point QAL. Personally, block 3 is my favorite of the bunch! It reminds me of the diamonds on my favorite playing cards. I think the simplicity of the diamonds and triangles is enticing! Keep scrolling for some amazing Block 3 arrows.
Black, white and periwinkle blue, oh la la. The black print features a stitch-like grid and the white print features brushed lines and crosses. These two prints combined with this beautiful blue color on the light grey background makes a great arrow block.
Okay, I am completely in love with this block! The combo of the large aqua dot and and teal tone-on-tone makes me swoon. Once again the bright colors and solid black on the newsprint background, makes for a killer block 3.
We all know orange is my favorite, so Alayna's block is making me smile! I love this combination of light orange and red-orange prints with the charcoal dot on the grey sketch background. Keep up the good work, Alayna!
MaryEllen is also cruising along with the QAL and we are loving her block 3. She paired two new low volume prints with a vibrant lime for the accent. This arrow block pops right off the dark tone-on-tone background.
Kristy's Quick Tip:
I like to starch the fabrics ahead of time, that way I can tear the paper off the triangles before I sew them together. This also eliminates pulling paper out of the seams when you sew the triangles together!
Block 3 Design Options:
- Color Crazy - The larger pieces in this block could feature your favorite scraps you have beenhoarding!
- Turn Down the Volume - I have been digging through my low volumes for other projects recently and I can't get enough!
- Holi-Daze - With Valentine's Day around the corner, we made up a pink and red version of block 3. These would make an adorable table runner!
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
We are loving this fabric pull that Kari (@quiltingczarina) shared on her Instagram. A Paradox Point made up with Elizabeth Hartman prints has us incredibly interested - can't wait to see how it turns out!
Now your turn! We want to see how your blocks turn out. We have started a Flickr group so you can add your photos there. You can also tag photos on Instagram with #ParadoxPointQAL! We will pick another winner for a small giveaway from everyone who participates.
First time here, no problem! Join in the fun. Read up on the previous posts here, grab a book and begin when it works for you. Thanks for stopping by and don't be shy with any questions and comments!
This qal looks like sew much fun and loving the colors you have chosen so far. Got to get started.
Lauren Mullarkey said:
Love this block!!!
I Love Julie’s block! Kristy’s tip is awesome and I am going to try it out on my next pp progect! Would love to join this qal,I love this pattern!
Dinah Snyder said:
This is the first I have seen this quiltalong/these blocks! Absolutely intriguing! I will be following closely from now on. I always prefer all quilt patterns in brights, but your low-volume block is so appealing! I think I love them all!
Lisa Estrada said:
I love this quilt! Great color choices.
Celine Combet said:
I just discovered the QAL from your lovely newsletter. Not sure how I missed it but it looks like another winner. I’d love to try it. Thank you for the chance to win.
This looks like so much fun to work on- thanks for the opportunity to win?
Juleen Jaeger said:
Love the pattern! Looks like a lot of fun. I’m not too late to catch up. Should be fun!
I am so loving these blocks. And the colors people are selecting are amazing. I have toyed with doing this…..perhaps the time has come. Thanks for the geiveaway….sure hope I win.
Shan Fawcett said:
Wish I’d seen this QAL when it started. Now I will have to catch up. Oh, decisions, decisions! What fabric do I want to use; so many choices. Love the precision of foundation piecing. Looks like I need to ge4 a move on.
Jean Imholte said:
I love this quilt! Hope I can do it soon.
A Smith said:
I just found this, and I can’t wait to join in!!