Sunday, May 24, 2009

Barefoot Diamonds

i LOVE this line of fabric called Barefoot Roses. it's by Grand Revival Design and Tanya Whelan, the designer, has designed many more beautiful lines--including Ava Rose and Darla. i automatically buy a FQ bundle when her fabric comes out and then wait and hunt for sales as the season progresses. her newest line is called French Hatbox (available in june) and if you look around Tanya's blog, you'll see swatches. so beautiful....

the pattern is a freebie from Moda the quilt consists only of diamonds which means that the sides are triangles

but the pattern calls for you to make the diamonds and then cut them in half!!! which is so incredibly wasteful, it took my breath away. it probably looks better but my frugal (i.e. cheap) side couldn't take it. so i ended up making all the diamonds required, decided to cut out the side triangles from yardage instead, and instead, make another quilt with the extra diamonds. that quilt was a little smaller, and looks pretty much the same as this one (so no picture). i gave it to my friend JH who helped us out a lot when the twins were younger.

here are a couple more detailed shots. note how i pieced together the center of the above block. i probably had enuf fabric but loved it too much to waste any piece of it.

i'm still making things from all the tiny scraps from this quilt because it is just too beautiful to throw away. i'll show pictures of those when i'm done with them.

(this is a series of blogs about quilts that i made in the last 2-1/2 years (i know that because the twins are 3-1/2 and there was very little sewing done that first year!) that i finally quilted, bound and photographed this year)

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