Monday, 19 November 2012

Purple Diamond

I named this quilt Pers Diamant translating Purple Diamond.  




I had so much fun making this quilt.  It measures 55½ by 77½ inches.




I started out by making a few mistakes with the fabric placement, you can read up on it here.  At first I tried random colour fabrics to make the block, but it just looked too busy, and it had no real structure, so I went back and changed it to the way it should have been, which turned out much better and much prettier, this post clearly shows the difference.



So instead of placing the blocks exactly alike next to each other, I rotated them, and it made the green diamonds look different from each other.


This is my personal best at piecing, my corners matched up close to perfect.  Clearly using a ¼ inch foot makes the world of difference when piecing your quilt.




I made my own stencil to quilt the inside blocks, using transparency paper.  I drew out the design with a marker, and used my husbands soldering iron and lightly touched the paper to burn out the design.  It worked out great.  

  
Here is a useful link that I've posted a few days ago to hand baste your quilt, the same method I used the baste his quilt.  And I'm happy to say I have not one single pleat or pucker at the back of my quilt.

Take care.
Happy quilting.

9 comments:

Karen at Fireball said...

It's beautiful-congratulations! It looks so great in your garden, too; looks like it would be wonderful to sit outside with this quilt admiring the landscape.

Great job on the quilting; your custom pattern is really nice.

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks Karen, I enjoyed making this quilt so much.

Danielle Hudson said...

It's a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on your finish! Great idea on the transparency paper!

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks Danielle. We had to once while I was still in school make stencils for an art projects, cant really remember. Its not a precise or neat stencil, but it works just fine.

Chumkie said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Marelize, and thank you for linking in at Blog Fodder.

Chumkie Mukherjee said...

Thank you, Marelize, for sharing all your different techniques for putting this quilt together. I've pinned them all for future reference. The quilt is beautiful! The purple and green combination of colours is so soothing. Appreciate you linking in!

Michelle said...

I love this quilt and would love the pattern (along with your suggestions of turning the blocks. Is this pattern available through your blog?

Michelle said...

I love this quilt and would love the pattern (along with your suggestions of turning the blocks. Is this pattern available through your blog?

Marelize Ries said...

Here is a link on how to make the block, i do not have a pattern for making the whole quilt http://marelize-ries.blogspot.com/2012/10/diamond-block-way-its-intended.html

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