Diamond Delight Done!

My first self-designed modern quilt is done! I just adore this quilt!

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It started out as a quilt kit that was ordered through Craftsy for me as a Christmas gift from my parents.

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The kit came with a design that I did not care much for but the fabric I loved! It is High Street by Moda and also came with some Bella Solids in Zen Grey and Clementine. I took the same basic design idea – striped triangles – and flipped it around and played with it a while in Electric Quilt until I came up with something that I thought was extremely cool. The strings of diamonds remind me of 70s doorway curtains made of beads. (I think I may be showing my age here.) Anyway, it’s sparkling and shimmery and colorful.

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The big diamond breaks up those smaller strings a little but doesn’t take over the whole quilt.
I quilted an echo around the small diamonds and also in the center of those quilt lines. This look is exactly what I was going for.

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I continued that same quilting into the big diamond as if the regular diamonds were there. It keeps both front and back quilted symmetrically without weird lines going everywhere.

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I have some extra fabric so I am planning to make an accompanying pillow cover with smaller diamonds so the effect doesn’t get lost. I think the inverted diamonds, that I added to the back – using the scraps from the original triangles, look great so I will add some of those to the pillow as well.

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That Bella Solids Clementine binding is superb!! I wasn’t sure as I was cutting the binding strips but it really pulls all the colors together so well.

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I cleaned up my sewing space and am ready for my next big project – Wavelength by Lee Heinrich at Freshly Pieced.
Here’s a sneak at the fabric selection:

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18 thoughts on “Diamond Delight Done!

  1. Joanna says:

    Lovely! Clever idea to change the pattern up!

  2. I just love this quilt! So great. The colors just pop. And I CANNOT wait to see your wavelength! I love the colors/fabrics you are using!

  3. Karin says:

    Yes, this looks great and I love the colours. Thanks for visiting Anything Goes Mondays and sharing this beautiful quilt.

  4. Chantal says:

    His. I have the same fabric in my stash for a friend project to do this summer. It will look great. Your binding color is the perfect one.

  5. I’m so glad I got to see this on Sunday! Absolutely stunning!

  6. Cara says:

    This is an AWESOME quilt! I saw your little button on the “Anything Goes” link up and couldn’t click over fast enough! It’s so beautiful!

  7. Debbie says:

    Oh I just LOVE this. I especially like the big diamond on the quilt. Such a creative design! Just lovely….

  8. I absolutely adore this too! Please do stop by and share it at our linky that is going on right now: Tuesday Archives and link it under our Diamonds THEME! myplvl.blogspot.com

  9. Jenny says:

    Very pretty! I love the addition of the big diamond.

  10. Shannon says:

    What a beautiful quilt and congrats on your first “self-design”. I love the colors you chose.

  11. Rachel says:

    I like your fabric selections for Wavelength, you’ve got some really nice teals. I just bought a little High Street – finally came up with an excuse. 😉 Very nice finish!

  12. Love how your quilt turned out! Such a great design and pattern! Just wanted to let you know that your quilt was featured over at the Fort Worth Fabric Studio blog today! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    -Lindsey

  13. Jennie Tracy says:

    I can’t believe I’m the first person to want to know how to make my own! I love it! Just might have to play around in EQ7. Such a great design.

  14. Nancy Myers says:

    This is a very nice quilt. I like the use of the diamond scraps on the back-so smart!

  15. The Sassy Quilter says:

    Lori! This is amazing. I just love the design you came up with and the back is as gorgeous as the front. Beautiful fabrics and quilting too. So fun.

  16. Beth says:

    Love this quilt – reminds me of hot air balloons. Too cute!

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