Friday, November 1, 2013

Diamonds In The Rough

I almost forgot about the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I guess all the chaos leading up to Houston and then coming home to Halloween has made me a little absent minded!

I'm sure it's no surprise to my readers which quilt I am submitting - yes, it's my quilt from the Classic Modern Quilts book. I've been slacking - this is only the 3rd quilt I've completed this year! Time to get some tops quilted, I guess.

I'm entering this is the throw quilt category. Some details about this baby. I used mostly Kona solids, with some Moda Bella and Freespirit too. The prints are from 2wenty Thr3e by Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda. I used a fat quarter bundle and a charm pack, and had some left over for a strip on the backing.

I love that all three sizes of diamonds in this quilt started with 5 inch charms. Depending on how you stitch them together, you can make different sizes of half square triangles. You guys know how to do this, right? If not, leave me a comment and I'll write a follow up tutorial.

I absolutely love the quilting. Tia Curtis did a fabulous job and chose the designs herself. I love how the swirly quilting looks on the solids. They even used a photo of the quilting on the back cover of the book!

This throw measures 59 1/2" x 76".

Thanks for visiting! We'll be doing a blog tour with all of the authors soon, and some giveaways. Be sure to follow me somehow so you don't miss out!


Sara said...

I LOVE this quilt with the pop of color from the diamonds against the grey and other neutrals! Nice:)

CitricSugar said...

Gorgeous! Love the improv feel to it. Great fabric choices!

Molly said...

Cool quilt! I just "hearted" it in the festival as my favorite throw quilt. I love the grays with the pop of yellow. Very striking and pretty. Love it!


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