Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.
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Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3 

Hi friends!

How did you do with Block 2 in our quilt along project? Are you ready for Block 3, Ostara, in the Adventure in Color Quilt Along? 

I hope so!

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.

Luminous Quilt Along Project Block 3

Block 3 in Luminous was named for Ostara, the Germanic goddess of spring. She represents growth and rebirth after the long winter.

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.

While she is celebrated at the spring equinox and we are not quite there yet, she is kind of perfect for this quilt along project block at the beginning of March, as the weather shifts from winter to spring. Or at least we hope it does! 

The Blocks

In my block 3, the bright yellow seems like rays of sunshine poking out from the block. Kind of like the sun poking it’s head out after winter, starting to warm us up and move us closer to spring.

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.

Tammy’s block is like the dusk in early spring, maybe a hint of color can be seen, like the light green of the grass but still cool and a little monchromatic.

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs. 

Tips on the Block Construction

For this block, we are using some of the same units we used in Block 1 and Block 2- HSTs (half square triangles) and QSTs (quarter square triangles). Last week, Tammy and I did blog posts about QSTs so if you missed them, click here. 

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.

Just like when I make HST units, I like to oversize my QSTs and trim them to size. It works for me and you may find that while yes, you have to trim, then they are perfect and any little oops while you were sewing can be fixed! I trim my QST using the same tools that I use for the HSTs. 

Ideas on Color for the Luminous Quilt Along Project Block 3

While we have a set list for the colors in this quilt and we tell you where to put each color, you know you can always do your own thing! You could move the colors around if you want, especially depending on the feeling you want with your block. 

For this version of block 3, I switched where the yellow and the purple colors where in the block. The block no longer has the sun rays peeping out- they are now bold swatches of purple.

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.

In this version, the center of the block looks like a yellow sun! 

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.

Which is your favorite? I bet  you can guess mine since we know which one ended up in my quilt!

Luminous Quilt Along Project Giveaway

We have another great giveaway for you this week! We have 2 Bobbin Savers2 to give away! First we have a BobbinSaver2.

Then we have a brand new JUMBO BobbinSaver2!

How cool is that?A big shout out Thank you! to the sponsor of this giveaway, Grabbit Sewing Tools.

To enter, use the Gleam widget below. Giveaway is open until Monday night March 9th. No purchase necessary to win. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Sorry, shipping is just so prohibitive!     Giveaway is closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Win a BobbinSaver!

Get the Block

To purchase Block 3, click here to go to my shop or here to go to my ETSY shop if you are an international customer.

Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3  featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.

Don’t forget to pop over to Tammy’s blog! Have fun playing with color and making Block 3 of the Adventure in Color Quilt Along project!

happy quilting,

Kate

32 thoughts on “Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 3 ”

  1. I would like to win the JUMBO BobbinSaver2. I am using the drawer of a small plastic set of drawers to store my bobbins.

  2. I’m behind, but I’m still having fun. I’m doing Tammy’s coloration and loving it. My Granddaughter is loving it as well.

  3. The BobbinSaver 2 for regular bobbins would be great. It is nice to see the different color versions of the block!

  4. Loved your demonstration of what happens when we move some color choices. I want to get more free with color choices.

  5. I would love to have either of them! I have two plastic boxes with felt lined holders that my husband ordered from Amazon. They’re awesome holders, especially for travel, but these open versions would be nice to have in the drawers of my cabinet.

    1. Forgot to answer the question! I have one of the circular bobbin holders but I have too many bobbins to fit in it! Should I be lucky enough to win I would choose the Jumbo version.

  6. That’s a great block. Choosing one of the three is difficult, because I like all three, but I think I would make block 3. Thanks for the chance to win a bobbin holder from Grabbit, and thanks to them for sponsoring and offering one. My bobbins are stored, but in several different places, and I always have to look for half an hour to find the one I need. I would like to have one of these to get them all in one place!

  7. These blocks are so beautiful. I love to save all my bobbins in an easy to view bobbin storage ring. But one is not enough!! I have several because I love to try to find the right color of thread and use the same on the bobbin!

  8. Great coloration possibilities for the blocks. thanks for the chance to win the bobbin holders, either would be nicer than the hard plastic case I now have.

  9. I would like to win the Bobbin Saver 2. I currently store my bobbins in a small bobbin box that came with my Kenmore sewing machine.

  10. I would love the new Bobbinsaver Squared. I have maxed out my round Bobbin Saver and have some bobbins in the old style plastic bobbin boxes where the bobbins roll around and threads come loose and tangle. Thanks for the GIVEAWAY!

    1. I don’t own a Bernina so the regular Bobbinsaver Squared is the only one I can use. Maybe you will come out with one for M bobbins?

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