Monday, April 29, 2013

Diamonds Really ARE a Girl's Best Friend

Much of my time lately has been spent at the machine so my hand piecing is sitting on the sidelines waiting for a bit of attention. Well, I have now finished off the first of the larger diamonds and the love affair continues.















This unit measures about 12" by 20" and I will eventually join 4 of these units into the largest diamond unit in the quilt.
















Regardless of which angle I look at it from I just love it.

















I was a little concerned at one point that I wasn't going to have enough of the soft blue for the outer border but I managed to squeak it out with a small six inch strip to spare, so I should have enough to do one more blossom from that. I had decided that I would finish up with another fabric if I really had to, but luck was on my side.












And, I have another 7 of the smallest diamonds sewn together and waiting in the wings so now I need to decide if I'll make another large diamond or put together a few new small ones. Tough choice :). Still no big brainwaves as to what to call it, so for now it's going to be Minnie....M

3 comments:

Susan said...

They really are very pleasing colours, and the soft blue works so well. Love hexies.

Stephanie said...

A labor of love for sure. The colors are so warm and cozy and your work is beautiful.

Grit said...

Wow, they are so wonderful.
Grit from Germany