Thursday, December 13, 2012

Diamond Quilt

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Yay for another finished baby project!  I'm definitely in the nesting stage washing dozens of onesies, a bazillion baby socks, getting the nursery in order, and working frantically to make everything I want to for these two bundles of joy.

About six months ago I posted about the Zig Zag Quilt I had made.  Sure I intended to give it as a gift, but I just couldn't part with it.  I promise I tried!!  I even had my husband pick it up from the house one day and bring it to me when I thought we were going to see the lucky recipients.  He brought me the wrong quilt.  I think that was a sign.

Now that I have TWO babies on the way, I'm grateful I already had this one made so I could focus on making just one more and focus on the many other projects on my agenda.

Sister Quilts
I decided I didn't want to make the same quilt, but something complimentary to the Zig Zag Quilt.  So I started with some adorable polka dot and neutral alphabet fabrics.  I made the same amount of Half Square Triangles as the Zig Zag Quilt.  I then played around with the squares, coming up with half a dozen different designs.  It was difficult to choose a winner!


Eventually, after some Facebook votes I settled on this diamond design.  I'm happy with my decision and love how these two quilts go together.


I backed this one with cozy flannel, just as I did the Zig Zag Quilt.


For the quilting I stuck with the same idea of just quilting in the white squares.  After playing with a few quilting designs I decided to go with the double diamond.  I love the look on the front and back.




I tried something different with the quilting.  I wanted the thread to blend in on both sides, but I was quilting on white on top, and red on the bottom.  Yikes!  So I used red for my bobbin thread and white for my main thread.  I don't know why this has never occurred to me before!  I love how it worked out!

My ever faithful helper.

 Now on to baby dresses, afghans, receiving blankets....you get the picture.

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea to have the quilts matching yet different. I loved your original zig zag quilt and I love this one, too!!!

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  2. Great quilts! Love the way they go together without being identical!

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  3. I made the same thing with my twins.
    The same pattern but different colors or the same fabrics, but different pattern.
    Love your Quilts. Make me Happy with all those dots!!!

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  4. They are both fantastic! All the best for a healthy delivery etc. Merry Christmas.

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  5. Hi Britt, I featured your Diamond Quilt today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/12/threading-your-way-features_16.html

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love the colors! Stopping by from Tater Tots & Jello weekend party and happy to be a new follower! I hope you will stop by my site if you get a chance!

    Chrissy
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com

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  7. We love your crafty creation and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us in the Crafty Showcase. Stop back in to see who gets featured on Friday.

    Merry Christmas,
    Susie, Sandy, Sarah & the Bowdabra Designers
    http://www.bowdabrablog.com

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  8. Another gorgeous quilt!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. gorgeous quilt! Love the colours :)

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