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Spectrum QAL Block 3 with Pam Voth: Delightful Collection by Riley Blake

Spectrum QAL Block 3 with Pam Voth: Delightful Collection by Riley Blake

by Pam Voth

I’m Pam Voth, and I’m back with Block 3 of the Spectrum QAL on QUILTsocial. I’m completing my blocks using fabric from the Delightful collection by Riley Blake.

Flowered and gray and blue half square triangles are used to create the design for Block 3.

Pam’s Version of Block 3 from the Spectrum QAL

This block is an arrangement of 2½” squares so, if you carefully cut each square, the blocks go together more precisely. I put my block together in nine squares, just as I had done in Block 2.

Using a fabric collection means that after you have labelled your colors using the suggested amounts of fabric in the instructions, your final block becomes a celebration of the complementary designs in each fabric. I used different fabrics from Paul Léger’s quilt, and carefully labelled each fabric according to the amount and the name of the fabric in the instructions, so that I could easily assemble the block.

The center block of light grey fabric is complemented by the triangles of light blue. Pay careful attention to the corners and the every-other-fabric design of the center block – everything in the design is done to celebrate the colors and the half-square triangle design.

For me, quilting is a combination of critical thinking and connection. I love creating my own blocks using my fabric scraps (quilting doesn’t always have to be about spending a lot of money), but this project is connecting me with other quilters online and helping me to continue to develop both my skills and my perspective as a quilter. Each of us who choose to quilt have a creative side that includes the ability to use shape and fabrics of any kind to create beautiful quilt blocks that can become anything from a table runner to a pillow to a bag for your books. Don’t hesitate – dig in and try something new!

So, please take the time to connect with me, and share your version of Block 3 by posting it with #TheSewGoesOn. Be sure to check out my version of the Spectrum QAL Block 1 and Block 2 as well.

Claire Haillot - Block 1

Claire Haillot – Block 1

Elaine Theriault - Block 1

Elaine Theriault – Block 1

Paul Léger - Block 1

Paul Léger – Block 1


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