American artist Elizabeth Eastmond of the OccasionalPieceQuilt blog is teaming up with Quiltmania to bring you the first 12 blocks of her “Shine” quilt. We find here the perfect occasion to thank our dear Newsletter readers for their loyalty, week after week!
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About Shine: the Circle quilt
Addict of the English paper piecing technique, Elizabeth Eastmond wanted to go beyond the straight lines and push the limits of her art by embarking on this radiant project in 2014. Circles, suns and multicolored compasses meet to form a cleverly structured whole. These motifs were greatly inspired by the decoration of a church she discovered in Slovenia during a trip.
Every month, and until the end of the year, we reveal to you exclusively in our newsletter 3 new blocks to make this square quilt of 64″ side (162.5 cm).
For the last steps to finalize this quilt, you can either imagine the last four blocks and finish according to your taste, OR choose to follow Elizabeth’s instructions (pattern for sale on her Payhip site)
About Elizabeth Eastmond
You may have discovered Elizabeth in the Simply Moderne #18 whith her quilt Crossroads or also in the issue #138 of Quiltmania Magazine with her Riverside Sawtooth quilt. A former English teacher, Elizabeth now teaches the art of quilting and patchwork and is particularly fond of English paper-piecing style while mastering a large number of other techniques: appliqué, embroidery, wool work, designing, free-motion quilting, mid-size machine quilting, hand-stitching, English Paper-Piecing, and modern quilting.
For English speakers, her blog is a treat to browse! Elizabeth knows how to share her artistic crushes as well as her moments of life, not to mention her love of quilting!
- SEPTEMBER BLOCKS
The free instructions and templates of the September blocks are downloadable every Friday in our newsletter until September 26th (included). Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get the blocks.
Block 1 – Swirlygig
Block 2 – Sunshine
Block 3 – Lubjana