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


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