My Winner and a Few More Blocks

My winner in the Benartex Bali Blog Hop fat quarter giveaway was Rosa. I'm still waiting for her to contact me. I give winners 48 hours and then I move on to second choice! Rosa - please phone home!

I plan on tallying up the votes, but because I was on the road I couldn't do it during the hop. You will see more of these blocks and shapes.

Here is what I did with that block I shared. And then I cut a few more diamonds and another block appeared. Like I said - I'm stuck on this shape!

First, the Daffodil block with a small orange hexagon appliqued to the center. This is fusible, raw edge applique (the easiest and quickest approach). As soon as I covered up the center I realized I had created a Grandmother's Flower Garden block!

Daffodil with bright center
Then I thought about cutting diamonds without slicing off one end. It was a simple star pattern. But when you add the same orange hexagon in the center, it becomes the Daffodil block I really had in mind in the first place (honest; that's true!)

Another version of my Daffodil block
Congratulations to Rosa. And many thanks to all of you - all 171 of you - who sent in your votes for my 3 blocks made using that jewel shape.

Stay tuned for another tutorial coming up using these diamonds in a very modern way. That's all I can say!


  1. Very cute daffodil block....I would have voted for that one!!!!

  2. I am glad the daffodil won. Congratulations Rosa.

  3. Debby I emailed you yesterday and hope you got it.Once again thanks you for be your winner.

  4. Both are lovely, and that second one goes right along with Barbara Brackman's Hexathon, if you're using William Morris prints. =)


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