Well, that’s how the song by Marilyn Monroe goes anyway! When I first saw the announcement for this blog hop, that’s what popped in my head! And, I suppose they can be, but then there are all sorts of diamonds! While I love the shiny ones, I also love the fabric ones! They are so versatile. Thank goodness for ways of making diamond quilts without those dreaded Y-seams (those are NOT my best friend)! LOL So, thank you, Carol of Just Let Me Quilt, for hosting this blog hop and making me think of diamonds. Join us on our diamond journey! See the schedule later in the post.

Now, I can’t get that song out of my head! LOL

Recently, Tammy Silvers of Tamarini’s (no affiliation) was the guest speaker at our quilt guild. I saw this pattern, named Tartary, and really loved it and thought it would be a pretty quick quilt to pull together.

Tartary by Tammy Silvers of Tamarini’s

I needed a pattern to make a quilt for my nephew who was recently married and I thought he would really like this (his quilt is still in the works!!) A few weeks ago, our pastor’s wife asked me to make a quilt for a fundraiser to raise money for youth camp this summer. I have trouble saying no to a good cause! I looked through my stash and just couldn’t find anything that I thought would work, so, off I went to the quilt store and found some beautiful Stonehenge fabric! I made this pattern a little larger than Tammy’s so that it would fit a full-size bed.

I got out my wonderful AccuQuilt Go! BIG cutter and used the #4 die from the 12-inch Go! Qube to make the quarter square triangles. I love that the pieces line up so well when stitching and there are no dog-ears to cut! Then, I cut the strips.

Strips and Quarter Square Triangles all numbered and ready to go!

Next I did a little chain piecing!

Chain piecing

And made 10 of these units! Piecing with different colors in the top and bottom triangles was a little confusing, and yes, Jackie the Ripper had her way with these diamonds at times. She just had to jump in the fun!

Though this is a pretty easy pattern, keeping up with the lengths of the strips that attach to the center diamonds was a bit tricky. But, my system worked pretty well. I was only slightly dazed and confused by the end – and all strips were in their rightful place!

Ready to stitch the strips together!

Stitched together and borders added. Fortunately we had a great day outside today for pictures!

If you look closely on the right of the picture you will see a glimpse of Chloe! She likes to photobomb the quilt pics!

I am calling this quilt Diamond Mist. Don’t you just love that Stonehenge fabric? Now to get it quilted! Here is the schedule (including yesterday’s!) for this blog hop.

April 22
Needled Mom
Keepsake Moments
Kathy’s Quilts
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Color, Creating, and Quiltin

April 23
Ms P Designs USA
Vroomans Quilts
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Melva Loves Scraps
Storied Quilts
Words & Stitches
Clever Chameleon Quilting
Songbird Designs (YOU ARE HERE!)

April 24
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Creative Blonde 
Selina Quilts
Bumbleberry Stitches
Two Maker Chicks
Quilts By Joanne

April 25
Patchouli Moon Studio
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Hill Valley Quilter
Mageez Room
High Road Quilter
Seams To Be Sew

April 26
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Days Filled With Joy
For The Love Of Geese
Quilt Fabrication
Stitchin At Home
Just Let Me Quilt

You can find all the projects on the Be A Diamond Pinterest page HERE.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will visit the rest of the bloggers and show them some quilty love. Your comments do make our day! Until next time…

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