I've posted about this quilt before - but I decided I need to set a good example for all of you and post about it again. :)
Before I started this quilt, I had been sitting with my sketch pad trying to figure out diamonds and the best way to accomplish them for a week or so. Finally I'd had enough and needed to cut into some fabric! I had covertly purchased a Blossom jelly roll on ebay - I remember it being $20 and had to have it. Perfect opportunity to try something new!
This is my favorite quilt mostly for all it represents. I learned so much in making this little gem, it measures 38" square. I realized after cutting all my strips into diamonds that I could have sewn three or four together before cutting them into diamonds - ooooh! After all the laborious pinning and matching seams was complete I then took my first stab at free motion quilting. I love the outcome! All the dimples and bumps - the puckery feel under hand - yummy!
Over the course of this last week, I've realized that I need to make space for this quilt. I would like to be able to see it daily, instead of keeping it hidden from the suns harsh rays. If we don't cherish our quilts they can easily be forgotten - and we don't want that!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying your time at our festival!