Diamonds and Rails

HeartStrings has a new project starting this month and going on through October that uses black centers with brights OR homespuns so what am I doing playing around in EQ?

Sandi posted a link on HeartStrings to this quilt that I absolutely fell in love with and knew I’d have to try and recreate….so I’m going to cheat a bit and work on recreating it with my black and brights. I’ll still try to get a HeartStrings top done with black and homespuns or at the very least some blocks to send in for group quilts but for now, here’s my EQ drawing. I’m not going to try and make this wonky because I intend to use my Accuquilt GO to cut the diamonds and strips.

I was playing a bit with the construction of the diamond blocks which you can see on the wall with this top of Mom’s that I’ve got up while I’m “thinking” about how I’m going to quilt it.

I’m also debating using a solid black versus a print because black solids seem to show so much lint and I want the quilt to be practical because it will be a donation quilt so I’m leaning toward the polka dot in this photo.

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7 Responses to “Diamonds and Rails”

  • I’m liking your diamond play! And yeah, the solid black is a bugger to keep lint-free, but it is so striking. Decisions. Decisions. Your mom’s top is gorgeous!

  • **tapping foot***and Mary?…where are the directions for this Diamond’s quilt? I LOVE it!

  • I like the polky-dots :) You are right about lint showing on solid black. I’ve been picking up mottled blacks when I can find them. Even a spider web black!

  • Laurie:

    You are on a roll! Love everything that you are doing. I bought the AccuQuilt and hate it! It never cuts through completely…even one layer. I’ve been on the phone 2x with them and a new cutting mat was sent and it did nothing.

    Unfortunately, my FIL was ill and passed away last week so I haven’t had a chance to call them back. Any tips you can pass on?

    Have a great weekend!
    Laurie

  • vera carr:

    I like this new strings quilt. It looks southwest. Another great job by you.Wig in Il.

  • Gari:

    Really great layout. Were the diamonds hard to piece?

  • Sandi in Vermont:

    Mary this looks great. I know that when I first saw the picture of the antque quilt your diamond blocks came to my mind right away. Doing the design in EQ gives a wonderful preview of the quilt. Will you do the rail fence blocks planned or scrappy?

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