Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blog Tour, Isn't This Fun


 http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/




Isn’t this fun! I too enjoy visiting the other blogs. So many talent people with wonderful block designs.

My block is called Crossroads of Life. Think of the many crossroads, roadblocks and detours to take. The nice element of this block is any choice of color or placement will make a terrific quilt. My philosophy on quilt blocks is that they should be versatile. One should be able to use one pattern and make it in any themed fabric and with a twist of the block have new quilt look.
I have several images of quilt layouts for you to view. I used the same color placement in each of the images so you might see the differences better in the layout.  Do notice the pastel quilt, its the same layout as the third but the eye focus changes to the seconary design - a star.

Possible color changes might include alternating corner ends to create an interesting look where four blocks meet, almost a checker board effect.

Try setting the blocks on point. The set in sides could have a ‘snow ball’ tip to integrate with the blocks, giving it an industrial look. I think the ‘X’ is fascinating. A young man would love that ‘X’ marks the spot design.

This block will be beautiful using batiks, traditional, or depression era theme fabrics. Depth of color is the key to this quilt block.




136 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this block; good design and I agree, would be nice in batiks.

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  2. Hello Friends.........

    Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.

    Have a nice time ahead.

    Thanks
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  3. Great block--love seeing it set different ways and in different colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love the colours and each setting for this block. very cool.

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  5. Great block! I love the second version so much!

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  6. Beautiful block! I would love to make it in batiks on point, it would be gorgeous. Thank you.

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  7. I have some wonderful batiks I have been hoarding...this would be great to try them in. Congratulations.

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  8. I really like seeing the different setting options for the block. Great block.

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  9. Love the name of the block - reminds me of how many of us come to crossroads in our lives and don't know for sure which way to go. So - make a quilt - at least you will have a new quilt done and also time to reflect on the crossroad and make a choice. Thanks for sharing

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  10. I love the symbolism in your block. I think quilts should have layers of meaning as well as add layers of warmth, don't you?

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  11. Love the block and grats for getting it published.

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  12. Like all the options with your block...congrats! Thanks for the chance!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! congrats on being in the magazine

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  14. Congratulations on a great block. I love how versitile it is !

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  15. I love the block and the whole quilt.

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  16. I so love that you so setting variations for your blocks. Very cool.

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  17. I like the name of your block. Congratulations on being chosen to be in the magazine.

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  18. Amazing how one block has so many possibilities

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  19. Very nice block - congratulations.

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  20. What a gorgeous block! I love the quilt ideas you have for your block, thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. This block really makes a beautiful quilt and I really like the X design. It is so amazing how the design changes when you place the blocks in a different position. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine.

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  22. It is great to see all the different ways to use the block. What a great design.

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  23. I also like the X design a lot - thanks for showcasing your block's versatility. Very inspirational!!

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  24. Great block. I like that it can be used with such a variety of fabrics.

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  25. Very nice block. COngratulations on being in the magazine. I like all your different settings too.

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  26. What an amazingly versatile block! Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

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  27. Your layouts for your Crossroads of Life are just fabulous. I can't wait to get my copy. It is just amazing what you can come up with using one block. Thank you for participating and giving us all a chance to win such a creative magazine.
    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Thank you for showcasing your block! It's really gorgeous in a quilt!

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  29. Sandra, I love your block, you could do so many different things with it. Don't enter me in the giveaway, I'm on the tour, too. Just stopping by to say hello! Have a super day!

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  30. congrats. i love seeing how the blocks looks in different quilt tops.

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  31. Great block - so versatile! I like the top left version!

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  32. Really great quilt! Lots of possibilities.

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  33. Your design is truly versatile. Congratulations!

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  34. I agree, it is the kind of block that can changed with fabric choices and placement of the block, wonderful ideas.

    Debbie

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  35. Congratulations! Beautiful block! Thanks for showing the design options!

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  36. congratulations on your quilt block...it's lovely. I really enjoyed the quilt design options.

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  37. Congratulations! Love the versatility of your block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. Gee, this is a terrific block. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Nice block. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

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  40. Congratulations on being published in QM 100 Blocks v5 magazine! I like your block and the examples of it made in various fabrics. Crossroads of Life is a great name for your block. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  41. This does look like a very versatile block. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine.

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  42. I like the way you think, make a block versatile!

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  44. Love your block. Congratulations on being in the new Volume.

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  45. It's amazing what you can do with this one block.

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  46. Beautiful Block. Amazing the way the same block read so differently when made in pastels. Thanks for the education on color placement and block setting.

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  47. I agree with you, the block set on point in the "X" configuration is fantastic and I also love it in that colorway! Congrats on having your block published in Volume 5 *Ü*

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  48. Very versatile block. Thanks for showing all the possibilities.

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  49. Love all the combo's you showed.

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  50. I love its versatility! Congratulations on your block's inclusion in Volume 5.

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  51. I love the block. It is a wonderful block for making a more masculine quilt as long as you pick the right colors. Congrats on being chosen to have a block in the magazine.

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  52. I thought the pink version was a different pattern. How different it can look with different colors. That would make a great baby quilt. Love it!! Congrats on making Volume 5. Can't wait to get it.

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  53. Thanks for showing the different designs and color choices. I love when designers give us options!

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  54. Great block! I love how it can be used in different layouts that totally change the look. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Congratulations on being selected for the magazine. Thanks for showing your block in multiple settings. It made it easier to visualize using it.

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  56. Very nice block and congrats on making it in this issue.

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  57. Congratulations on being published in a great magazine! Jane

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  58. I love the different settings! It is indeed very versatile.

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  59. I can't find a photo of the block itself, independent of multiple-block settings? I must be looking in the wrong page.

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  60. Congrats on making it into one of the best quilting publications! Your block makes amazing patterns! I think that is what makes quilting so much fun...one block can create multiple patterns. I'd love to try this one in an organized scrappy version!

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  61. Thank you for showing the versatility of your block. It is much easier to see the difference using the same colors. thanks for the give away, too.

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  62. Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmaker 100 Block Vol. 5! Love the name of your block!

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  63. Love the settings you have shown us! I don't know if ZI have ever seen one block have so many possibilities! Congratulations on being chosen for Volume 5! Can't wait to get my hands on one!!

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  64. Oh, this is my favorite block of them all! Congratulations!

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    1. Beth, you are the winner of my choice. I will be entering your name to Quiltmaker for a free issue of the Vol. 5 '100 Blocks'. Congrats!
      Please email your name and address to me at cpgdesigns@yahoo.com. Your information will be kept private.Altought I will annouce you as my winner in my next blog.
      Thank you for particpating in the blog tour and your very kind words about my block.
      Sincerely, Carolyn Goins

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  65. Wow what an amazing block. It looks so different in the different color way.

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  66. This looks like a great block. I really like how you show it can be set in different layouts. Congratulations.

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  67. Great block - thanks for showing some different setting possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  68. Great block and love your layouts.

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  69. I like the layout how it shows the x in the middle of the design...Thanks for sharing and congrats to you on your publish block...Judith, Texas

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  70. Congrats! I like the x and the pastel quilt version. This would go great in the Depression era pastels; I haven't used those fabrics yet but this might be a block to try with them. Thanks!

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  71. I like the use of the narrow gradient stripe. Gives it a pinwheel effect.

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  72. lots of design possibilities and color play with this block. love it.

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  73. I favor blocks that can be used in many different settings and with various fabric combinations... Good job

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  74. It's a neat block with lots of possibilities. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

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  75. Congrats on your block. I love the pastel quilt :)

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  76. Congrats and thanks for showing it in various settings, makes the possiblilities seem endless once you start playing w/color too.

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  77. Congrats on your block I am really liking the blocks in this magazine.

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  78. Wow what a great block that can be put together in so many different ways.

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  79. nice!! Thanks for all the great ideas :)
    Vickie

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  80. You've made a beautiful block. Congrats on being in this next issue of 100 Blocks.

    I love the on point options.

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  81. Beautiful block with alot of great options! thanks

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  82. Pretty block. I love the options you showed.

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  83. Thank you for all the examples --- it's difficult to make a choice and, add to that, changing colors. I see this block in my future.

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  84. that's cool to see how differently the quilts look, all based on the same block.

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  85. Love the name of your block and the way it changes with layout.
    The pastel would be my favourite combination.

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  86. Great block, and I too love to see the different combinations. It really helps me when there's a visual.

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  87. I love how you suggest looking at the pattern as a snow ball - using that image it is easier to view the pattern options. Thanks!

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  88. Neat block. It looks good in many different settings.

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  89. I really like the many possibilities with your block.

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  90. Thanks for the block, I love rearranging a block to see it's possibilities.

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  91. Very cool block! Thanks for showing all the different arrangements! :)

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  92. Pretty. Sort of traditional and contemporary at the same time!

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  93. Congrats for having it in the Quiltmaker's 100 block magazine. Thanks for showing the differnt settings for your block.

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  94. I love all the secondary patterns you get. Thnx for sharing.

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  95. Thanks for sharing the different layouts for your block, fantastic.

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  96. I am enjoying the blog tour too. I'm new to this and am amazed at how much is out there!

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  97. Thanks for showing the different options--that is really helpful to me.

    Congratulations on being included in the magazine!

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  98. I agree depth is important. Beautiful.

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  99. I think I prefer the settings with the lighter alternate block. Not quite as dense, but definitely lots of possibilities here. Good job.

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  100. Thanks for sharing all the ideas for using this block in a quilt top. What fun! It certainly can be used for a variety of looks.

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  101. Great block, I love the look of this mag.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Hugs

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  102. Everytime! No matter what. It simply amazes me how a block can be just be turned a bit to create a completely different design and look. Gorgeous.

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  103. Love the way the block works in the lattice quilt, then in the one underneath, then anticlockwise again for that quilt.
    Thank you for the block, its alternates and the give-away.

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  104. I love the way you show your block with different settings and colors. It's always fun to see how one block can look so different. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. I love the name of your block..it really speaks measures to me :) The block itself is so lovely and one I would make!

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  106. I Love your Crossroads of Life Block! This is so much Fun seeing everyones Blocks and visiting new Blogs!

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  107. Wonderful block. So versatile.

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  108. this is delightful... love bookmarking all your wonderful blogs...thanks

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  109. It's amazing how the placement of the block changes things so much.

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  110. Thanks for showing so many variations & thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  111. Crossroads of Life Pastel is my favorite. Yep I can see the star! Have a wonderful day. Sandi

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  112. It all ways amazes me all the possibilities one block design has. Thank you for sharing.

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  113. I enjoy seeing the different layout ideas for blocks. Thanks for sharing that.

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  114. This is so much fun to see all the different ways things can be put together to look so different yet each just as beautiful as the last.

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  115. Oh wow! I love all of your designs. Congratulations on having your block included in this years Quiltmaker's 100.

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  116. I love the versatility of your block.

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  117. Congrats on your great block! I love the versatility! Favorite layout is the large X. I have a little guy who has X radar and anything can be a pirate map as long as X marks the spot :) Thank you for participating in the blog hop. It's really been a lot of fun!!

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  118. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  119. I think it's amazing how setting the blocks differently will result in a totally different look. I love your block.

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