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Modern Diamonds Lap Quilt


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prettyinpatchworksewalongIt has taken me a bit of time to finish this lap quilt which measures a generous 59″ X 63″ and uses the awesome Lario collection by 3 Sisters for Moda. I was really lucky to win a fat quarter stack of this fabric from a Fat Quarter Shop giveaway…and I thought is was the perfect fabric for this Modern Diamond Quilt. The pattern for this quilt may be found in Pretty in Patchwork Holdiays by John q. Adams (page 99). I’ve been sewing along in this book with a Threadbias group…and it is WAY fun!

This is not a quilt for beginners (in my humble opinion) as much of the sewing is along bias edges and the quilt is pieced using triangles and set on the diagonal. I did a bit of ripping of seams early on until I got the hang of it…and I used a generous amount of spray starch during piecing to keep those bias edges from stretching too much.

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I deviated from the pattern slightly by using a darker fabric on the long edges. I used the same color (slightly different pattern) for the binding.

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For the back, I chose lots of the yellow striped fabric from the collection, and used up some scraps by doing a small pieced section.

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I chose to do straight line quilting following the design of the big diamonds…this is seen best from the back of the quilt.

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I really love the bright pops of red in this alongside the softer pinks, blues and yellows. It is a happy quilt which could be used at any time of the year.

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4 Comments

  1. Tui's Gravatar Tui
    August 9, 2013    

    Oh I’m loving this one! I do like the 3 sisters fabrics. I have their “Flea Markets of Paris” here, both yardage and fat quarters, singing little siren songs to me. Just finished a diamond quilt, and wish I had known about that spray starch stuff!

  2. August 9, 2013    

    Red is my favorite color so I think that quilt is stunning!

  3. Marie's Gravatar Marie
    August 10, 2013    

    So pretty! I love the colors. I wanted to make a baby quilt for my nephew this summer, so I bought a charm pack of 4″x4″ squares. I’m a total amateur, and I’ve always heard that fabric should be washed and dried before sewing so that it won’t change shape after it’s been sewn and washed. Now the squares are all a little different and I can’t make them line up evenly! I suppose I’ll eventually cut them all down a 1/2″ and make them square again, because I want use the fabric. So frustrating!

  4. Ti's Gravatar Ti
    August 16, 2013    

    That quilt is just gorgeous! I love that shot on the porch railing. I can really see the colors in it.

    I just watched a Huell Howser show that he did called Quilt Show and the quilts were amazing! If you Google it, you might be able to catch it online. I always thought quilts were more geometric but these were full on scenes, some geometric piecing but a lot of abstracts too. So lovely.

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