Oh, I almost forgot! My block is also published in the magazine. You can find it in the centerfold (again). I just love being in the centerfold. My newest block is called "Mountain Range." As you might have guessed, I like to design blocks with nature in mind. This block was inspired by the Appalachian Mountains of N. Carolina, my home for more than a decade before I moved to Germany.
|Mountain Range designed by Karen Ackva|
Some of you might look at this block and think it is complicated as far as sewing it together. It is much simpler than you think. The magazine gives an excellent explanation as how to sew it all together and your points will match up perfectly, I promise you.
|Mountain Range made with Cotton & Steel Fabrics|
Make a full-sized quilt with the 12" blocks adding multiple sashings and borders. No one ever said you had to make 48 quilt blocks for a quilt - 16 blocks are enough.
|Scrappy Mountain Range Quilt ~ 72 x 72 inches|
Or shrink the blocks down to 6 inches, make four, set on point and make a modern throw pillow.
|Mountain Range Throw Pillow ~ 19 x 19 inches|
Go go for an ultra modern look by adding blocks and changing up the arrangement. Add an interesting border in contrasting colors and you have a new masterpiece your the house. Now wouldn't that make a nice holiday quilt?
|Ultra Modern Mountain Range Quilt ~ 70 x 85 inches|
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you join up to the other participants along the blog tour Quiltmaker Blog Tour and see all the blocks from extremely creative quilters and designers. Along the way, you will find great prizes, fabrics and always the great quilt publications from Quiltmakers!!
GIVEAWAYAnd let us not forget, I am also giving away a copy of the magazine (maybe more than one) to a lucky person (or more and maybe a few other goodies). Just leave a comment below stating what your favorite block is and why. One entry per person please. (My personal block favorite is the Sweet Cupcake by Krista Lea of Quiet Play at quietplay.blogspot.com, because I love cupcakes!!) I will pick one (or more) lucky winner on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Good luck and happy patching!