FABRIC: Lario collection by 3 Sisters for Moda (I was really lucky to
win a fat quarter stack of this fabric from a Fat Quarter Shop
PATTERN: Modern Diamond Quilt found in Pretty in Patchwork Holdiays by John q. Adams (page 99).
QUILTING: Straight lines following the large diamond pattern
These are really pretty fabrics and yup you are going to a whole different feel to this quilt. I think it is going to be another winner, I just love the pink fabric. I was also going to do the diamond lap quilt but now I am not sure. Might do one of the other ones. Hmmm, more decisions. Can't wait to see this one
Hey Turbo....great fabrics! I am sure this will be done by morning!!
Conniharns Ha ha! I plan on finishing the quilting on my Kaleidoscope today and work on my table runner - so absolutely, this one will be cut, pieced, quilted and bound before midnight!
Hahaha...I knew it!! You kill me my dear friend!!
I love the colors you have chosen. It should be very pretty whenever you get it done. Whether that's tonight by midnight or in the morning. haha!
I missed this one...how pretty it shall be...I think I would have real issues keeping it all straight!
It is a little confusing at times, True ! Not a quilt to work on when you're tired that's for sure!!!
It's turning out beautifully, another amazing quilt from you. Great job, can't wait to see the finished project.
Skynme Thanks so much! I am trying to at least get the top pieced before the end of the month so I can "take credit" for keeping up with the group! HA!!! LOL!
I completely understand...I have been putting off finishing mine so hopefully I will get out of my funk and finish it this next weekend.
This is so lovely-I especially love the reds ...( this was the pattern I planned to do as well but life is not cooperating- still seeing yours makes me want to make one someday even if it's not "in time" for the sew along)- I hope you're going to keep it- I doubt I could give it away:) - really fine!
Mymble Thanks, Margaret :) I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with this one...there are a couple of friends who I want to make a quilt for...and so I'm contemplating gifting this quilt ...but, we'll see!!!
Keeping this straight even with a design wall would definitely put me over the edge. So I will just have to live again vicariously through you. I'm loving the quieter colors.
Diagonal sewing makes me so crazy. Amanda and I were discussing and we couldn't figure out why this wasn't done as straight rows since it seems like it would also work and be less confusing. Having a place to lay it all out is essential though.
Love your fabrics - the softer palette is really pretty for this!
I agree one hundred percent about needing to make sure you have it laid out! I have messed myself up more than once now and have had to pick out stitches to make sure triangles are in the right place.
Terryt1955 LOL. Thanks!
Amanda Glad to know I'm not the only one who messed up! LOL. I was being so careful. Did not even notice the mistake until I took the photo and then it jumped right out at me!
Rebecca I agree, Rebecca - diagonal layouts (especially this one) always confuse me...although I'm starting to get into the groove of the pattern now (I hope!)
I've definitely messed it up more than once! Also, I've been piecing in horizontal rows instead of diagonal. So far I haven't run into any problems. I had to take a break from this one while I made a quilt for a friend and then cut MORE triangles, but I plan on working on it more this week.
Gorgeous! Love the update. Are you finding the size of the triangles too fiddly? I'm thinking about making a mini that is at the 100% size of the triangle in the book rather than 200% for the full quilt.
Rebecca the triangles r about as Small as I would want to piece...the difficulty is the bias and stretch which I think would have more impact with smaller triangles...if that makes sense
Caribousmom Yeah that makes sense. Thanks. If I'm feeling brave and decide to attempt it I think I'll just cut a few triangles to give it a try first.
Should have said thanks!
Caribousmom Haha, thanks! I just might. Need to get some other things off my list first though.
This is so pretty...love the colors you picked...
Oh I love this and I love the pictures with sun coming through reminds me of stained glass!
True Thank you! I've seen other quilters do those sun shots and they always looks cool (like you said - as if it were stained glass!).
Congrats on finishing the top! Beautiful and then some. Have you counted how many seams are in this!!
Terryt1955 LOL- I haven't counted seams, but I can tell you there are A LOT!! I'm happy to get this top done. I also pieced the back today and hope to get it pinned in the next few days :)
How do you say beautiful! Really can't wait to see this one in person. Do not count the seams....just know there is a lot and they are all perfect!
Exactly! There are so many seams and they are all spot on. How do you do it! Seriously! Can't wait to see what you did for the back. It's just as exciting as the front when it's yours.
This is quite lovely. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it.
I would probably do straight line quilting following the lines of the quilt, but if I had a long-arm it might be great to do something completely different, like a beautiful floral pattern. If you're hand quilting, I think just emphasizing the larger red diamonds would be nice.
Mouseinmypocket thanks for the idea - I was actually thinking of doing diagonal straight lines, following the lines of the quilt - and so we are on the same wavelength. I also may do a few diagonals going the other way (sort of like a cross hatch)
LOVE this it is so pretty...just gorgeous colors and fabrics and how come together in pattern!
love! beautiful quilt!
Another beauty Wendy! So pretty. Love how the quilting came out. :)
This came out BEAUTIFUL! I just love the fabric; the colors work so great together. Wow! The picture with the sun coming throught looks like stainglass; I just love it.