Monday, April 22, 2019

Be A Diamond Bloghop

Thank you Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for hosting Be A Diamond.

 I was thinking maybe a baseball diamond ball field/ball game themed quilt. And wondered how I could make a diamond ring quilt. Either would have been a good idea. But I did neither. I went with big huge diamond shapes sewn in rows. They’re just big triangles sewn together to create a huge diamond.



The best thing about this, including the Be A Diamond Bloghop, is the batik fabrics used for the diamonds. I’ve had a small set of batiks sitting around waiting for their debut. And I think they show off pretty well in these big diamonds. There was just enough to squeeze in these 13 huge diamonds.


It's made from a triangle template and side triangles to make it into a rectangle block. Then put a matching block end to end to make the diamond look. I just cut and placed in order as I went along. My template size was determined by the batik fabric sizes, which I think were just a little bigger than a fat quarter. Each finished huge diamond is 9” at its center and 26” long from point to point. Here’s a basic rundown of the idea of the huge diamond look.




I did say they were huge diamonds. A blue minky back and just straight line quilting to finish it.



I made the huge diamond quilt especially for the Be A Diamond Bloghop. And since it was a quick sew with the huge blocks, it was not easy but it was quick, I had time to make another quilt. So here’s an Easter treat for you to see. It’s a hopping bunny row quilt just finished and was ready for the Easter holiday.



This was made with fabric I already had. For the hopping bunnies, I drew a template then appliquéd  them on the white. And cut squares from a lot of bright prints and solids to make the other rows.  No actual pattern was used, it just went together row by row.




Diamonds and bunnies have been my projects the last few weeks.  They are definitely bright and different.



Thank you for visiting from the Be A Diamond Bloghop. Visit the other participants at Just Let Me Quilt Be A Diamond Bloghop  this week to see all the other diamonds.

Gin


34 comments:

  1. Well done. I am a big fan of big blocks.

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  2. Your batik diamonds are lovely and your Easter quilt is adorable!

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  3. Your diamonds are big and lovely and your bunnies are cute!

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  4. Very pretty love the batiks you used.

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  5. Both quilts are just lovely! You are very good at creating your own pattern.

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  6. I love your quilt with big and lovely diamonds

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  7. Two beautiful quilts! Big diamonds are definitely a girl's best friend and look so sweet in that quilt. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  8. I love your quilts. I love using the rulers for the diamond quilt that you did. So glad you shared. I love batiks.

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  9. Hi Gin! Thanks for sharing your technique with how you made the diamonds. That quilt does really highlight the fabrics so nicely. I love your Easter quilt. The colors are just perfect for the season. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  10. Very pretty! Easy Diamond pattern and cute Easter quilt I always love all the inspiration in these blog hops. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  11. Your diamonds look so nice. I love the colors too. The bunnies are adorable too.

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  12. Great diamond quilt, beautiful colors!

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  13. What fun quilts! I haven't used minky for a backing, but would love to try that!

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  14. Beautiful ! Truly Beautiful ! Now you know why I like BIG-SIZE Blocks in Quilts - - but yours were hard to make ! But it all looks so perfect ! I love the Bunnies - - Very Creative ! (Pegi)

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  15. Diamonds made with batik fabric is a winning combination!

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  16. Love the giant diamonds, definitely meets the hop requirement. Cute little bunnies too.

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  17. Oh my goodness...I do love two-fers! Your batik diamonds are gorgeous and that bunny quilt is just too stinkin cute. Great job!

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  18. Diamonds look so good when they are big. Great way to show off those gorgeous fabric. I know what you mean - not easy but quick. Diamonds are hard to piece with those pointy pieces. Love the Easter quilt too.

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  19. Your diamond quilt is great. Thanks for the tips. And thanks for showing off your bunny row quilt. Fast and fun.

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  20. Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing

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  21. Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing your diamonds!

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  22. Your diamonds are beautiful. Great idea to use two triangles. Your Easter quilt is adorable too!

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  23. Love it!!! Great diamond quilt, and your Easter quilt is quite cute too

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  24. Well done love the colors you used...Great looking bunny quilt.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the rabbits, such a wonderful addition.

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  26. Two lovely projects - thank you for sharing.

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  27. Adorable bunny quilt! And a smart, quick project for the diamonds. Two for the price of one, so glad I stopped by. :)

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  28. Love the big diamonds, and bunnies are adorable.

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  29. Very neat quilts! Enjoy your day!! ;-)

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  30. What a king size helping of diamond beauty. Love those bunnies too, they are so much fun!

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  31. Wow! I just love the colors that you've used, for both quilts. Thanks for sharing!

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