Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Diamonds Are Forever


Well, these will last a while to be sure. This is my *in-between* project while the winter keeps me out of the sewing room.

(Couldn't be anything to do with the fact it's a mess in there)

I've had the idea for this quilt for a little while now but was spurred on when I read Pam Bunda's article about make-do quilts in the April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.


How funky is that cover quilt?! May have to put that on the to-do list as well.



I'll be adding a soft white to the mix when I find the right one. Hmm, I feel a shop hop coming on.....

Happy Stitching!

Ann

20 comments:

  1. Diamonds are very eye appealing and the funky quilt is another gee whiz wish I had enough time and energy quilt.

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  2. Your diamonds are gorgeous! So is Pam Bunda's blog! So glad you shared both. Can't wait to see the diamond "setting"! ---"Love"

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  3. I love the idea of "make do and mend", these type of quilts seem to have so much more character. I look forward to watching your progress. :-)

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  4. The Diamonds are beautiful! Great job! Love the idea of "making do" - isn't that how quilting all started? Thanks for sharing!

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  5. There is nothing better than stars IMHO :0) I'm not much of a stash buster so I'm not so sure I'll ever make a "make do" quilt...besides shopping is much more fun LOL.

    Crispy

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  6. Love your block and that cover quilt is stunning! Are those yo-yos?

    Liri

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  7. Your block is so pretty! What precision! I've been looking at that cover quilt, too. One of these days . . .

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  8. Very pretty block! It will make a stunning quilt!

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  9. Your block looks great! Everything fits perfectly! I love that cover quilt, too. I have so many ideas for future projects, I hope I can just do some of them!

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  10. What fun projects! But winter? Yeah, I guess you're far enough south for that...it's steaming hot up here! I look forward to seeing how both quilts come together.

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  11. That is a lovely combination of diamonds. Is this your hand-sewn set-in seam project?

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  12. Looks awesome. Very effective

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  13. That's a great project!
    Micki

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  14. Your block looks great! perfectly pieced.
    I really liked that cover quilt too. So many quilts...too little time.
    Happy stitching.

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  15. So perfect!

    I am new to blogging but loving the way the groups all share their ideas and beautiful work.

    So hear you about the sewing room. I have taken over the dining room and not sure if I am coping with the mess moving into the main part of the house but........ one needs to sew.

    Be looking forward to the warmer weather.

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  16. Hello Ann, Your block looks great! Those srappy cover quilts can get me in trouble!!! I wished I had more time too!

    :)Carolyn

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  17. Hi Ann, your block looks great. Those scrappy quilts are really fun. Enjoy and take care. Connie204

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  18. Hi Ann, your block looks pretty. I have the magazin but have not read all of the article yet.
    Like the front quilt too :o)
    Hugs

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  19. Oh my - I need to look for that magazine (it is here somewhere) because those bow ties are really popping into my life right now.

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  20. Your work is always stunning Ann. The diamonds and the circles on the funky quilt scare me, so I am enjoying seeing your progress.

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