Green Diamonds

This queen-size quilt is my own design. The inspiration was a bright spring green fabric which I thought would be beautifully offset by surrounding it with black, white, and grey. I designed a large block made up of two rectangles, with a diamond in the centre.

Each block is 16 inches finished. The blocks were constructed by pairing four 8 1/2 inch squares in black, white or grey with four 4 1/2 inch squares. Assembly was random, but as you can see from the picture, each block used two of the same light and two of the same dark squares. The rows were then assembled so that dark and light pieces would oppose each other.

I quilted the quilt using my walking foot in black thread. My Mom was kind enough to give me a copy of Melissa Marginet’s book “Walking Foot Quilt Designs”. I had a great time perusing the book and choosing the “Ripples” design, which was very simple to do on my machine. The random curves look good against the straight lines of the quilt top.

Finally, I used leftover pieces from the top to create a scrappy binding, which carries on the funky look of the quilt.

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