faceted diamonds quilt


I took a little break during the holiday season and ignored my sewing machine/ongoing projects, but after Vermont was hit with an ice storm, I couldn’t resist grabbing a nearly finished quilt and heading out for a quick photo shoot. The ice was so beautiful and such a nice contrast to this bright and colorful string quilt, and I’m hoping we can call it finished, even though it’s shown here sans binding.


I made these blocks a while back just to see how they looked using rectangles rather than squares and then I set them aside for quite a while. When I came back to them I decided to play around with the layout and came up with this one. I’m pretty fond of it – I love that off-centered diamond and even the way the white strings don’t quite make a solid line (I think it gives it that faceted look – can we go with that?)


The strings are a wide variety of fabrics – lots of colors and patterns! It’s fun to cast a glance at certain strings and remember what project they were originally used in.


I couldn’t decide how to quilt it and spent far too long just staring at it. In the end I decided to go with narrow straight lines through the middle diamond section, then I used straight lines on the diagonal on the four sides of the diamonds. It makes a fun secondary pattern where the lines cross. As much as I like the backing fabric, I kind of wish I had used a solid so you could see the quilting design!


After taking these photos I did eventually pick a binding and get it all bound and finished. You’d be surprised how long it took to pick a binding though! With all these colors and prints you’d think it would be a no brainer, but for some reason everything I pulled out seemed wrong. I finally went with the red Seedpod print from Denyse’s Florence line. I don’t think I’ve ever used red for a binding, and I quite like it! (You’ll have to take my word for it though – I haven’t gotten a photo of the fully finished quilt!)


And yes, it’s for sale! Want to buy it? You can find the listing here.

Previous posts about this quilt can be found here and here.

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