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