Traditional Block Contest Entry


Just in time, I finished my entry into the traditional block category of the Quilt Block Party Contest.

I only had 3 weeks to design and finish the block and I went through a couple of ideas.

Tips to Designing Quilt Blocks Digitally

First I usually sketch out on grid paper my idea for the block. I download and print out my grid paper using this online tool to create your own grid paper on

Next, I scan the fabric I’m going to use and the sketch that I drew.

I open all of the scans into photoshop and assemble the fabric over the sketch.

Here is the sketch I did with different scanned fabrics for this traditional block:

I’m working on an entry for the creative category…I hope to finish and post it tomorrow. I just didn’t have time to get it done. :/

Good luck to everyone who enters!