Friday, February 18, 2011

Diamond Argyle Quilt

Once Upon a Time I was searching for a quilt pattern for my 3 year olds room.

I came acoss this pattern, and loved it
the size wasn't right, so I stated by cutting apart the pattern and remaking it to fit a queen size bed. I had never sewn diamonds, but thought it's still a straight line, right? HA!

First up, shopping, samples to see what went with the fabrics I'd already purchased!

A big pile of bright colors...

...led to a LOT of diamonds to be cut!

Then it was time to lay it out to determine what order would be best.

I struggled to meet the angles up appropriately! I'll take pointers if anyone has them :)

I tried using an iron on batting, and although it was easier than not using anything to fuse together, I wasn't entirely impressed. I still ended up with lumps and uneven spots. I had laid it on the ground and ironed right on my carpet as it was too heavy on the ironing board, but it still didn't get smooth.

I quilted by "stitching in the ditch" but I don't have a walking foot, so they jumped all over the place!

The colors are bright, the sewing is imperfect...but I love how it turned out

The back is made of large rectangles. I had originally bought the back fabrics for the front, but the big designs didn't work for the pattern, so it became the back! But now it's reversible to another great yet simple
design :)

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  1. This is such a cute pattern! I am going to have to make it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt! I'm tying to figure out if there's a way you could make it easier with strip sets. Still thinking that through. Are the white lines appliqued? Seriously, I love this quilt!

  3. Thank you!
    The white lines are long strips of fabric, finished size of 1" wide. The quilt was sewn in strips, they are sewn onto the quilt at an angle, so first row was the pink edging, next row was 2 blocks with an edging on each side, then 4 blocks, and so on until the max, when we then started getting smaller again!

  4. It turned out so nice! I love the colors!


  5. Looks great, love that "Follow your Imagination" line of fabrics I used it too for my daughter when she was about 3 too. Machine quilting takes lots of patience and time to practice.

  6. I love that pattern! I love the bright, happy colors, too. I may have to make one for myself.

  7. I am so not worthy. :0 The math skills alone would be beyond me but I love your color and pattern choices and the diamonds within diamonds. I will be featuring this this week on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.