Cloud 9 New Block Blog Hop

September 14, 2016

I love designing new blocks and quilt designs, and I am so excited to work with the wonderful palette of solids provided by Cloud 9 Fabrics!

Designing this block took me back to my undergrad years as a painting major when I spent a great deal of time experimenting with pattern, particularly plaid.


The group of Organic Cirrus Solids in a Berry Harvest Color Palette included a dark and light version of two of the colors, so I was inspired to use these to create an illusion of dimension.


Standard machine piecing techniques are used to construct this block, so anyone who is comfortable with accurate cutting and stitching a consistent 1/4″ seam allowance can make this block.  The pattern for Berry Patch Plaid is available as a free download on Craftsy.

Multiple blocks would make an awesome complete quilt!

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More than 60 new blocks have been shared during this three day hop, so I hope you will take a look at some of the wonderful designs that have been created in this color scheme!

2016 New Quilt Bloggers

A big thank you to Cloud 9 Fabrics and our wonderful hosts, Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl, Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie of Late Night Quilter!

Today you will see new posts from these bloggers:

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Francine @Mochawildchild
Shelley @The Carpenter’s Daughter who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Lisa @Sunlight In Winter Quilts
Jessica @Quilty Habit
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Denise @Craft Traditions

Tuesday’s Bloggers were:

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Amanda @Quiltologie
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood

Mondays designers were:

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar

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  • Reply
    Rochelle Summers
    September 14, 2016 at 1:35 am

    I love your block. As I was looking at it, I was thinking 3-D and there it was in your narrative….dimension. Great block. Thank you.

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    Jess @ Quilty Habit
    September 14, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Wow! What a graphic, lovely impact that block has, especially when it’s used in a quilt top. You could do so much with this – prints, or one print with other solids, or all solids.

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    Carrie Wikander
    September 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I like this so much! It’s clean,neat, and I know it would be super fun to make! Who needs to buy plaid when one can make it oneself! Way to go – very cool.

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    September 14, 2016 at 9:09 am

    This block looks so complicated!!! I’ve always wanted to try something like this…better check out the tutortial!! Your block is gorgeous!

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    Susan Spiers
    September 14, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I love the shadow effect of your block-very nice! Thank you, Susan

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    Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    September 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I really love the intricacy of the quilt top that this block creates, Cassandra! Thank you so much for participating in the hop. 🙂

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    September 14, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Yes! Yes and yes! I love plaids and I am always looking for a good plaid block. You nailed it! I just downloaded the pattern on Craftsy. Thanks!

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    Anja @ Anja Quilts
    September 14, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Great job on your block design.

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    September 14, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Cassandra, what a fun block. I love how it goes together in the quilt. GREAT job!

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    September 14, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Wonderful Cassandra! To make our own giant plaited quilt top would be fun =)

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    Leanne Parsons
    September 14, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Really fun block! I love that it looks really complex, but requires only simple piecing techniques.

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    Debra Kay Neiman
    September 14, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    All I can say is WOW!!! crystalbluern at tds dot net

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    September 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    What a super cool design! I can see this in so many other colorways as well.

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    September 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    This is a very dramatic block that uses the two shades of each colour to their best potential. Great composition.

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    September 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I really love this block. How cool. And the quilt is even cooler. Great work!

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    September 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I would love to see this made up as a quilt with a low volume background and brighter tones to make it pop. Such a cool block!

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    Stephanie @quilt'n party
    September 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Wow! Your block has so much dimension. Really nice tutorial!

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    September 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Love this!! Thank you!

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    September 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Love the dimensionality in this block.

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    September 14, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I really like this plaid block, and it looks amazing as a quilt. This is one of my bucketlist quilts, so hopefully I get to it soon 🙂

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    Mary Maloney
    September 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I love your quilt with the Cloud9 fabrics. It is stunning.

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    Olusola Olusuyi
    September 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Your blog is perfect and the quilt layout looks awesome, I will check out that tutorial.

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    karen swann
    September 14, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    What a terrific quilt block! The optical illusion of weaving, the shadows cast by the “threads”, and your use of the color palette–Wowzers! Thanks so much for the tutorial–this goes on my list of must do’s. On my way to Craftsy!

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    Anne Boundy
    September 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    oooh… me likey! Have added this one to my ‘must do’ pile 🙂 🙂

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    September 15, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I love the 3D effect on our block, and seeing it as a quilt only enhanced it. Really like this one.

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    Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
    September 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Your block is absolutely stunning! I love the depth you’ve created with the colors and plaid design. Beautiful work!

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    September 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Wow! Your block is do dynamic. It amazes me that with all the bloggers designing blocks, they are all very different. These Cloud 9 colors are gorgeous together and the individual blocks are awesome. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

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    September 16, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Love how you used this fabric. I am inspired!! Thanks.

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    Janice Holton
    September 16, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I have had an attraction to 3D designs lately. This is AWESOME! The colors we had to work with were just perfect for this kind of thing. I downloaded your PDF to see how it was put together. A wonderfully simple design with a complicated look! Good work!

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    September 17, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I just love the block and how it comes together in that mock up. Excellent!

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    September 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    This is so cool!

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    Abigail @ cut&altet
    September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

    This is a gorgeous block and looks great in Berry Harvest colours. Thanks for a lovely block and easy access pattern.

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    September 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    This is so crisp and clever Cassandra!! Sew many possibilities!

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    claire quilty
    September 25, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    It’s been enjoyable checking out all the quilters’ new blocks. Quite a imaginative lot. 🙂 Love the fabrics. Now – off to the on-line fabric store. Thank you for sharing.

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    Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter
    September 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I love this plaid block! So cool how it looks in a quilt!

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