Paradox Point QAL - Block 3 January 30 2017, 12 Comments
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.