THE COM­BI­NA­TION OF SASH­ING AND DI­A­MONDS PRO­VIDES LOTS OF SCOPE FOR FUN QUILT­ING!

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - RAISE THE VOLUME -

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

FIN­ISHED SIZE

■ 50in square ap­prox.

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ Press seams to one side, un­less oth­er­wise in­structed.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

FAB­RICS USED

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

CUT­TING OUT

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.

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