Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Diamond Mini

I love trying out new patterns, especially when they come from a fellow blogger. I often don't have the time to try them out, but this weekend I wanted to make a special little something for my sister-in-law who was visiting from Vancouver.

Diamond Mini 

When she was here last Thanksgiving, she mentioned that she loved the colour combination of bright green and pink. I had promptly picked up some Kona fat quarters but never did get around to making anything. So finally, a year later, here it is. 😊

Diamond Mini
This foundation paper pieced diamond block is one of 9 diamonds that make up the Hodge Podge Diamond in the Rough mini quilt. It was created by Sherry of Powered by Quilting.

Here is Sherry's pattern. Isn't it lovely?
Hodge Podge Diamond in the Rough mini quilt
What I learned
  • I meant to use a very light pink for the middle triangle of the diamond but forgot about it. I think that it's fine. Sherry's mini is really cute and uses printed commercial fabric that looks really nice. In a quilt with 9 diamonds, it's really effective.
  • I wasn't too sure how to quilt it but Sherry had used some echo lines that were very effective. I couldn't do quite the same thing since I only made one block, so my quilting is much simpler.
  • I do like the two smaller diamonds that I added at the bottom (which turn out to be symbolic at this time in her life)
  • I'm not thrilled with my choice of variegated thread, at least for the echoing on the green. It does look better in person.

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Great News! Dione of Clever Chameleon Quilting has featured this Diamond Mini. Thanks Dione!

Project details


Diamond Mini
size
Technique: foundation paper piecing, free motion quilting
Materials: Kona cottons and King Tut variegated thread by Superior Threads.




12 comments:

  1. So lovely. I love the colour combinations. You truly have a gift.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and commenting Connie. :-)

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  2. Those added diamonds in the corners are so fun, they give the piece so much personality. What a great color combo! Thanks for sharing on MCM!

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    1. Thanks Beth. They were are lot of fun to make - besides, it was the most obvious thing to put in that negative space :-)

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  3. So sweet. Thank you, I would like to try this one. So I have to hop over to that other blog.

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    1. Hi! It is sweet and very simple to make. It would make a great wall quilt.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I love making only one block of a project. It gives me a taste and if I want to, I can keep going, but minis are great :-)

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  5. great project!
    thanks so much for linking up!

    brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

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    1. Thanks Brooke. it was a great little mini to make - and she loved it, which is what matters!

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  6. What a gem hahaha. Tis though, a great mini, love it. :)

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    1. Hi Dione, you're so funny :-)Thanks for making me laugh!

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