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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Pink and purple diamonds


Pink and purple diamonds is a child's (or lap) sized quilt whitch I made with some 4 and 5 inch charm squares in my stash. It is approximately 52 1/2 inches square.

The Nine patch blocks are made with 4 inch squares arranged with the darks in the corners and centres. Making blocks of 10 1/2 inches.

The alternating squares are made with 5 inch squares and  3 1/2  inch white strip using a court house set (ie White strip on the 2 opposite sides and then longer pieces on the other sides.). Again making blocks of 10 1/2 inches.

To make the  8 side  triangles I cut four 6 inch squares of the final boarder fabric cross cut them on the diagonal and added 3 1/2 inch  white strip making sure the piece is long enough to make the complete triangle.

To make the four corner triangles I cut one 6 1/2 inch square (of the final boarder fabric)  into 4 across both diagonals and added white strip.

These side and corner triangles are actually a bit "big" so the points of the blocks float in the white

I the added the the final boarder strips cut to 4 inches.

The quilting is free motion squiggles and hearts.

1 comment:

  1. It´s a beautiful quilt, very nice your blog. Greetings from Uruguay, South America

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