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.

Kristy's Block: 

Paradox Point QAL - Block 3

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. 

Juli's Block:

Paradox Point QAL - Block 3

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. 

Alayna's Block:

Paradox Point QAL - 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's Block:

Paradox Point QAL - Block 3

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:

Paradox Point QAL - Block 3

  1. Color Crazy - The larger pieces in this block could feature your favorite scraps you have beenhoarding!
  2. Turn Down the Volume - I have been digging through my low volumes for other projects recently and I can't get enough!
  3. 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!



Deb said:

This qal looks like sew much fun and loving the colors you have chosen so far. Got to get started.

Lauren Mullarkey

Lauren Mullarkey said:

Love this block!!!


CeLynn said:

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

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

Lisa Estrada said:

I love this quilt! Great color choices.

Celine Combet

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.


Ann said:

This looks like so much fun to work on- thanks for the opportunity to win?

Juleen Jaeger

Juleen Jaeger said:

Love the pattern! Looks like a lot of fun. I’m not too late to catch up. Should be fun!


Corky said:

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

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

Jean Imholte said:

I love this quilt! Hope I can do it soon.

A Smith

A Smith said:

I just found this, and I can’t wait to join in!!

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