Monday, 10 November 2014

Bordered Diamonds Sample

I'm slowly collecting the fabrics to make Kaffe Fassett's Bordered Diamonds quilt but in the meantime, I thought I would make up a sample with some sale fabric that I'd bought just to make sure I understood what I was doing before I ploughed into the full size thing. Each diamond shape has it's own contrasting border


.. and they get stitched together in strips across the diagonal once the border goes on.  I decided to add my own stitching detail across the diamonds for added interest.


It's ended up as an unexpected present for my parents as it looks really good on their dining room table!

18 comments:

Gina said...

It's gorgeous!

Juls said...

Beautiful stitching :-) xx

JoZart said...

How lovely! Love the diamonds.
I too am collecting KF fabrics and DD2 gave me some for my birthday. It's a shame it's so expensive but Black Sheep Wools now have a fabric dept and sell it the cheapest I've found. They also have some lovely Zandra Rhodes designs I love. Ugh! something else to covet!
jo x

Heather said...

It's beautiful Carol and I look forward to seeing the diamonds in Kaffe's fabrics. I am always fascinated by the way a pattern can look so different in other colourways.

Sid said...

Ohhh Carol, that is wonderful. Great design and so well made !!

massofhair said...

Looks beautiful on your Parents table, you are so clever.

Starting my first quilting class next week, am a tad apprehensive about it but looking forward to the challenge :-) x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

That is gorgeous, Carol!
You really have an eye for pattern & the stitching is fabulous.

hazel said...

This is gorgeous Carol and I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt when it's made.
xxx Hazel.

Chris said...

Carol, this is beautiful. Love the colours and the design.

Chris xx

Joanne said...

I love it, great for a sample. I am not that fond of the colors of fasset but love the colors of yours.

hugs, Joanne

rosa amalia Marchiano said...

lindo!!!

rosa amalia Marchiano said...

lindo!!!

herminesplace said...

WOW fantastic

penibear said...

Beautiful work! Not my usual thing, as you know, but I am constantly amazed at how good you are at this kinda stuff......xxxx

karen said...

this is gorgeous cloth Carol...Kaffe Fassett fabric??? As if Liberty wasn't tempting enough....I may just have to search for some of his too.

Neet said...

Ooh Carol, that is lovely. Love the pastel shades you used - bet your parents were chuffed with their daughter's gift.
Hugs, Neet xx

Redanne said...

Carole, it is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't tried his fabrics but I do love his wools! Anne xx

Juls said...

Beautiful creations :-) xx