Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Red and Yellow Scrappy Diamonds

I put this quilt together as a sample for Sewing Summit.  I wanted to create something new, but fairly simple using 45 degree diamonds.  I made it in the middle of the summer as I was preparing for the angles class I taught with Faith.

I chose scrappy red and yellow fabrics from my stash specifically with my SIL in mind since I gave this to her and my brother.  I tried out several arrangements with the yellow diamonds before deciding on the stripes.  I liked the simplicity of the stripes.  This quilt has already been shipped off to live in Boston with my brother and his little family.  We have their name for Christmas, and my siblings know when we have their name for Christmas, they get a quilt.  Boston gets COLD in the winter so I backed this one with minky to make it a great cuddle quilt.  The final size of this quilt is about 57” x 75”.  The diamonds are cut from 4” strips as shown in this tutorial.




30 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Kati! I love how you did the stripes of yellow.

    I've been wanting to make a quilt with diamonds for a while, but it just keeps getting pushed down the list :)

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  2. Oooooh! Pretty! Warm and bright to fight those cold, gray Boston days. I don't see how you could help being anything but cheered up with that quilt.

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  3. No doubt they love it! I love the bright red and yellow together.

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  4. Love the colors, Kati! Bright and fun!

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  5. I just want to smoosh my face in the last pic.

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  6. Love it Kati. I'm sure it was fun to make and that your family will love it.

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  7. I absolutely LOVE it. So beautiful, warm and snuggly.

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  8. Very fun quilt - I love the 'stripes' too...

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  9. I want this quilt! LOL Love the colors and the zing of the yellow.

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  10. We love EVERYTHING about it! You know me so well! (The canary yellow and polka dots were spot on!) It is perfect in every way, and I have to fight to get a turn with it on our couch! Merry Christmas!

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  11. It looks wonderful! I love the colour combination, the diamonds, everything!

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  12. beautiful, this quilt is so pretty, love all the colors, pattern, quilting, and that minki looks gorgeous!!!

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  13. Beautiful quilt! I love everything about it. And the backing, oh so cozy.

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  14. Fantastic!! Love the yellow stripes!

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  15. Like a snuggly fire - which is probably not the best description to use in front of the kids.

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  16. I live very near Boston. I could use a beautiful quilt like that. :) I am tempted to put aside my holiday sewing and make one for myself.

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  17. Oh that looks gorgeously snuggly with the minky! I'm hoping to get to my diamonds to make a cushion for my mum for Christmas

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  18. Oh, this is so pretty. I would have loved to take an angle class - they are so frustrating

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  19. What a gorgeous quilt! I love your color choices!!

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  20. What a gorgeous quilt! I love your color choices!!

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  21. Katie, this is just such a warm and beautiful quilt, thank you for sharing it. I am sure it was a well received gift too.

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  22. I love your quilt, it's gorgeous! Thanks for the pointer to the tutorial.

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  23. Kati, this is so lovely! Such a beautiful design with those fabrics!

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  24. So gorgeous! I'm a sucker for diamonds. And I love your colors and placement.

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  25. Super fun! Guess who is shopping for a sewing machine?!? :) Hans is getting me one for Christmas and there is this thing in town where a store has come down and I am down to three options! I'm going to sleep on it and should have one by the weekend! :) Look out! :)

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  26. Hi Katie,

    I was wondering if you had a tutorial written up on the the diamonds. I was at Sewing Summit... but can not remember what to do!

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