Project

Bordered Diamonds

What are you most proud of? The diamond points meet! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This quilt requires precision with the cutting, with the initial piecing of each diamond, with the piecing of the rows, and finally with joining the rows. This is not a beginner quilt.

You Can Make This

jmn111 made Bordered Diamonds with:

  • Cotton fabric
  • cotton batting

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The diamond points meet! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This quilt requires precision with the cutting, with the initial piecing of each diamond, with the piecing of the rows, and finally with joining the rows. This is not a beginner quilt.

Q&A with jmn111

Muminred asked:
This is breath-takingly beautiful. Where can I find the pattern?
jmn111 answered:
I didn't have a pattern - I had a picture I'd captured from the internet of one of the Kaffe Fassett quilts - and I went from there.
Muminred asked:
jmn111, you are a terrifically talented, and patient, woman! You're quite an inspiration to me. Thank you for all the information. I have a "trunk" of fat quarters that I bought (years ago) from Keepsake Quilting of lovely batik fabrics. I seriously think I'll be doing something like this with the fabric!
jmn111 answered:
I've been collecting images of interesting quilts: http://pinterest.com/jmn111/quilts/ - I'm lucky that I can look at a quilt and see how it's constructed. I take a piece of graph paper then sketch it out; followed by a list of elements (and their dimensions)... I don't really need to purchase patterns because I can figure most designs out for myself. But if you can't, there are lots of lovely books available with wonderful ideas.

Skill Level

Intermediate