Wednesday, September 25, 2013

On the Design Wall: Diamonds Baby Quilt

I'm so excited with the progress I'm making on my latest project. This quilt will be for my new little guy who will be making his appearance in November. It should finish up about 40" x 50".
Diamonds Baby Quilt on the design wall
I was originally thinking that the blocks would go together so easily, but my pregnant brain forgot that you can't just sew across a rectangle and have it end up still looking like a rectangle. Luckily I realized my mistake before I started sewing, and went back and fixed my error. I had cut large rectangles and small ones for the corners, so I trimmed the small ones 1/4" away from the two opposite points and used the small scraps to trim the large rectangles into diamonds with the proper seam allowances intact. Once everything was trimmed properly, it actually was really easy to sew up the blocks and get everything properly lined up. I was considering writing up a pattern for this quilt, but I decided that it would be a little more technical than I'd like to tackle and keep it free of paper-piecing. 
Diamonds blocks

My main fabric is Technicolor along with a few other prints thrown in. I'm loving how it's coming together! I'm hoping to get the top all sewn up this afternoon.
Diamonds blocks detail

I had some "help" while pinning the diamonds together.
Little helper
He really loved pinning. I let him keep playing after I was done and he took all the pins out while I wasn't looking. Boo. Luckily the re-pinning went quickly.
Little helper

I also made these bee blocks for Rachel this week. I love how they turned out! Her fabric choices were great--my lighting is just off a bit.
Rachel's bee blocks

I also made a wonky log cabin block for a special project.
Wonky log cabin block (untrimmed)

It has been a really productive week! It feels good to make a lot of progress.


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  2. Oh my goodness, Barbie! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that diamond baby quilt top!!! Gorgeous! I think you need you show me how you did it so I can make one for me!

  3. Beautiful quilt top and blocks. Congrats on the new baby, I hope all goes well for you.


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