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
Block 3 in Luminous was named for Ostara, the Germanic goddess of spring. She represents growth and rebirth after the long winter.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this version, the center of the block looks like a yellow sun!
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!
Get the Block
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!