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Sunday, 29 March 2009

Diamonds, again.

My diamond quilt top is almost together. It has been an interesting experience. I am a bit of a perfectionist so there has been lots of unpicking. (I do tend to exaggerate normally, but I'm toning it down here for the blog. Usually I would say that I had unpicked a million seams! So lots is quite tame for me.) I was despairing when I only had about one sixth together. It seemed as though I would never get it done to a standard I could live with. I was close to chucking it in the bin. (I considered getting out the fabrics and cutting out a whole bunch of squares to replace the diamonds. You know, I know squares!) But that whole practise makes perfect thing kicked in and I started to get the hang of it. The missing diamonds (it should be a rectangular shape) are together, I just need to join them to the quilt. It is just a small quilt, but I have spent soooooooo much time on it! I wanted the diamonds to be small (they are about two and a quarter inches from tip to tip on the long axis of the diamond once they are sewn in) so that they would be in proportion for a small quilt. Tomorrow morning I will quilt it and do some raw edge applique on it. I am pleased with it so far. I am also pleased with myself because I have learnt something new. Okay, so enough back patting. Back to the sewing machine!

9 comments:

nicolette said...

You’ve got every reason to be proud of yourself! The diamonds look wonderful. It wil be a very sweet quilt! It’s about the quality, not the quantity...LOL!

Mary said...

I love it! It looks like a snow storm. Really love it.

Jo-Anne said...

It is just lovely! Good job, you! I can't wait to see the finished porduct--no pressure, of course. ;)

Jenny said...

Your persistence has certainly paid off. I agree that it is just lovely:)

Julie said...

I think it is going to be fabulous!

Rest is not idleness said...

I'm glad you didn't do squares, it wouldn't have looked the same. I tried diamonds years ago, but did them English style (with paper inside) and hand pieced. The quilt top is looking awesome, can't wait to see it finished.
take care
Pip

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Kris, that is just amazing...

Lotti said...

I love it Krsten, Love the colours and the shape....it is so so pretty. Sometimes when we are struggling with something we just have to take it that little bit slower, but still keep on going. We get there eventually. You are doing a great job. Good luck and can't wait to see the finished product.

Jantine said...

Those diamonds are lovely! I am really curious what you are going to appliqué?!?
Did you do those seams by hand or machine?