Diamonds…a Girl’s Best Friend?!
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.
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.
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.
Next I did a little 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!
Stitched together and borders added. Fortunately we had a great day outside today for pictures!
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.
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…
Have a day blessed with perfect stitches!
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