THE COMBINATION OF SASHING AND DIAMONDS PROVIDES LOTS OF SCOPE FOR FUN QUILTING!
YOU WILL NEED
■ Fabric A: ¼yd
■ Fabric B: "/ yd
■ Fabric C: "/ yd
■ Fabric D (includes binding) ¾yd
■ Fabric E: "/ yd
■ Fabric F: "/ yd
■ Fabric G: ¾yd
■ Fabric H: ¾yd
■ Fabric I: 1$/ yds
■ Backing fabric: 3½yds
■ Batting: 58in square
■ One (1) copy of the Diamond template
■ 50in square approx.
■ Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
■ Press seams to one side, unless otherwise instructed.
■ WOF = width of fabric.
All prints are from the Raise the Volume and Lower the Volume collections by Art Gallery Fabrics, as follows:
■ Fabric A: Clear Reflections
■ Fabric B: Quiet Downtown
■ Fabric C: Fresh Miniature
■ Fabric D: Harmony Fence
■ Fabric E: Twinkling Tune
■ Fabric F: Measured Tempo
■ Backing fabric: City Sounds
Plus, coordinating solids from the Pure Elements collection, as follows:
■ Fabric G: Moonstone
■ Fabric H: Ash
■ Fabric I: Tender Green
1 From Fabric A cut:
■ Two (2) 2 / in x WOF strips. Subcut into twenty (20) diamonds, using the Diamond template.
2 From each of Fabrics B, C, D, E and F cut:
■ Four (4) 2 / in x WOF strips. Subcut each fabric into thirty nine (39) diamonds, using the Diamond template.
3 From each of Fabrics G and H cut:
■ Ten (10) 2 / in x WOF strips. Subcut each fabric into one hundred and seventeen (117) diamonds, using the Diamond template.
4 From Fabric I cut:
■ Seventeen (17) 1in x WOF strips. Subcut into one hundred and fourteen (114) 1in x 6in strips.
■ Twenty (20) 1in x WOF strips. Join these strips along the short edges to form one long strip. Subcut into two (2)
1in x 21in strips, two (2) 1in x 33in strips, two (2) 1in x 45in strips, two (2) 1in x
57in strips, two (2) 1in x 66in strips and five (5) 1in x 72in strips.
5 From Fabric D cut:
■ Six (6) 2½in x WOF strips for binding.
PIECING THE QUILT TOP
6 Take one diamond each of Fabrics A, F, G and H. Arrange in a diamond formation, as shown. Sew the diamonds together in pairs, pressing seams to opposite sides. Sew the pairs together, nesting the seams. Pull back the seam at the intersection and press the seams to opposite sides to create a swirl (Fig 1).
7 Piece the remaining diamond units, as you did in the last step, creating the groupings as shown (Fig 2).
8 Piece the edge units as shown (Fig 3). Sew two diamonds together in a pair, then sew the third diamond to the pair, taking care to position correctly. Press seams away from the centre diamond.
9 Arrange the diamond units into rows, referring to the Layout Diagram for placement. Join a Fabric I 1in x 6in strip in between each diamond unit. As you work, press the seams toward the Fabric I strips, and trim flush with the diamond units.