Friday, 26 April 2019

Diamonds are The Best

Welcome to my day to participate in the Be a Diamond Blog Hop, hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. The goal in this hop was to create a "diamond" project.



Diamonds are a girl's best friend, as my birthstone is diamond I totally agree with that statement. Whether diamonds are a member of the precious stone family, a song or made from fabric they are the best IMHO. My project may not officially be a "diamond",  however the squares on point do give the impression of diamonds.

a fun novelty print
I used an animal print that I had in my stash and thought it would make a lovely baby quilt. I paired it with Kona white, a fat quarter of green that I have no idea who makes it and a solid by Micheal Miller. The pattern is one that I designed and haven't written up yet. It's on my lengthy to do list.

I quilted some feathers and swirls in the background
For the quilting I did some dot to dot in the diamonds and curves in the triangles and on the print. I love feathers and quilted some free flowing feathers in the background.

a fun tetris print for the backing and square in a square corners.
The sun cooperated fully for the quilts photo shoot. I sure am happy to see more of the sun, winter was way too long.

soon those tree branches that are shadows on the quilt will be full of leaves
The quilt is 42'' by 42''. It is the second quilt for H2H2019.

Take a little time to visit the rest of those participating in today's lineup.

29 comments :

Cynthia said...

A lovely project, that green really pops.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilt is very sweet and pretty!

Carol said...

Sweet quilt--I like the colors you chose too!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your quilt is wonderful...love your feathers, too! Where Canada are you?

Denise said...

Such a cheerful quilt. Beautiful finish.

Carol S. said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a beautiful quilt! I love the design, fabrics, and your quilting knocks it out of the park. I'm a fan of lime green and red together, so this is a quilt I'd be throwing over my couch or snuggling in. Thank you for hopping with us!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting!

Needled Mom said...

That is lovely and will be a sweet gift for H2H.

Sharon said...

Such an adorable diamond quilt for baby! Thanks for sharing.

Vasudha said...

Fabric diamonds are my favorite kind. Love your design and the fabric you used.

Calicojoan said...

What a fun design and those cheery fabrics make me smile from ear to ear!

piecefulwendy said...

What a fun design, perfect for a baby quilt or a wall hanging!

Anna brown said...

Very very nice ty for sharing

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the colors in your quilt and the quilting is amazing.

Susan said...

That is a really great design - love it!

Gin said...

I love everything about this quilt!!

Sandra Walker said...

I, too, am loving seeing more sunshine and warmer temps though the wind today was not pleasant at all. This is yet another beauty Cindy! You are on fire! Beautiful shade of green (of course it is) and incredible quilting!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done...great design.

Carla said...

Pretty colors and a beautiful diamond quilt.

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute design, thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

I love your quilt. It is so beautiful

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This is such a cute baby quilt. Someone will definitely love it when they receive it. Thanks for sharing your talent AND your quilt with H2H!

Farm Quilter said...

A perfect quilt for spring!! A square in a square is considered a diamond, so it totally fits!! Happy birthday!!

tink's mom said...

love your diamonds. i used squares on point as well for some of mine. I think your fabric choices are terrific. great colors.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Amazing feathers! Great colours too, love your diamond quilt.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a pretty little quilt and definitely diamonds!

JanineMarie said...

Beautiful colors! (I have a real thing for yellow green lately—must be because it’s spring.) I love your close-ups of the quilting.

Atrium said...

This is the fun part of all quilt-making techniques. You can engrave the entire world on these quilts

Leland West said...

One of the most basic tasks of creating a beautiful quilting project is to first choose among the best patterns like this one that will best suit the project at hand.