A couple of friends sent me a link to an absolutely stunning quilt shown on the Piece N Quilt blog – the one on the post “Antique Quilts – tying our families together.” I tried to resist, but it was futile. I studied the pictures in the post and figured out how I’d go about reproducing it.
So last night I got out some pink and green 1″ diamonds that were already printed, then printed some white diamonds using the Inklingo 1″ 60-degree diamond collection and got started. All the little white diamonds were joined into pairs. Most of the green and pink diamonds have been stitched into tumbling blocks.
Six of the diamonds were turned into a star.
The first tumbling block has now been surrounded by white, pink and green diamonds.
The seams were graded and this part was pressed. I hope to have the other five tumbling blocks surrounded by white, pink and green diamonds and then all of them attached to the star by the time tonight is over.
Why is this post entitled “Testing a Quilt Block?” Because I’m very, very tempted to make this quilt but, before I started it in earnest after choosing fabrics and printing all the diamonds needed, I wanted to be sure I enjoyed making it. I can already tell it’s a winner. So I’ll finish this test block and maybe turn it into a little doll quilt. It’s a fun stitch and I think by the time I’m finished this first star/tumbling blocks combination I’ll have found a quick and easy stitching sequence that will make it relatively fast to make.
Baxter was teaching an art class, sketching Cappy.
Later in the evening he was stretched out on the floor.