Friday, May 14, 2010

Bordered Diamonds

Hello Everyone,

Recently I joined a group on Facebook called the SSSQ Quilt Along With Kaffe Fassett. You can read about by clicking here. As a member of the group, you need to make a Kaffe inspired quilt from his newest book Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts. You can find the book here for 15% off!! I digress...

So I really wanted to make a diamond quilt and this one, called Bordered Diamonds, just was calling my name. He has many other diamond quilts in his book that are equally gorgeous.


Here are the diamonds that I have "bordered" already. The borders are mostly smaller scale prints within the Kaffe Fassett Collective. So far I am enjoying the whole process and the outcome.


Here is a picture of some of the diamonds that are not yet bordered. I cut all the diamonds using my AccuQuilt Studio Cutter. Some of these fabrics you see are from my stash and some from my shop inventory. While I had the shop inventory out, I cut extra and there is a Pre-Cut bundle of 106 diamonds in my shop!! It will make a similar quilt to mine, you just have to add your own borders.


This one shows the bordered diamonds, head on. I am really striving to differentiate between dark and light borders and diamonds. But I have a way to go and it will be in a state of constant rearrangement. I also am using mostly large florals for the diamonds.


In doing this, I am trying to center the large flowers in the middle of the diamond. So far the results have been worth it and I love how they look. I am hoping to cut more diamonds over the next few days because I just got 20 NEW bolts of Kaffe, Philip, and Brandon fabric for the shop!! And more are on their way over the next few weeks, Yay!! Go check it out... they are gorgeous!

Until Next Time...


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44 comments:

Stephanie said...

Those big diamonds really allow you to showcase a large print. I love diamond quilts but have never made one. I have a quilter's "bucket list." That is on it! It's beautiful.

karenfae said...

that looks good,I have seen several like this and thought it would be a good way to use up large scraps - maybe one day - I need to finish more things I have started first. This week I really intend to get finished with the BOM Star Crazy I am only part way done with May's blocks.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It's really looking good Jackie. Your florals really pop!

Anya said...

Your Kaffe quilts are absolutely gorgeous...thanks for the continuous eye candy on your blog...

joanne lendaro said...

Interesting....I LOVE the prints because of the design and color, but couldn't figure out what to do with them because I DIDN'T want to cut them up!! Guess this solves that problem. THANKS so much for this post, sure shows how to use those Kaffe prints with flair!

Carol from Panama said...

You beat me to it - I have that quilt on my to do list - using all my Kaffe fabrics. But I am going to use the Inklingo Jane Austen diamonds pattern.

http://www.inklingo.com/shop/jane-austen/2/product/jane-austen-quilt/19

Yours is FABULOUS - I LOVE it!!

Cathi said...

Oh, my -- this is stunning!! I love the effect. I love diamond quilts and this one is fantastic!

alobsiger said...

It's coming together beautifully, Jackie! So wonderful! After working with muted chintzes for a couple of days, this is the sunny spot I needed to see!

Rafael's Mum said...

I love how all the colours are coming together and fabulous choices for the framing of each diamond too! Marvellous!

badlandsquilts said...

It looks wonderful!

PunkiePie said...

WOW! That is going to be one gorgeous quilt!

Dresden Quilter said...

This is so beautiful! I love diamonds and want to make a quilt with them some day.

Lori said...

Wow! Very nice Jackie!!

Anina said...

Oooh pretty! I love things on point.

Fleurette said...

I love that fabric its gorgeous! Can't wait to see this quilt when its finished.

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love this! Just gorgeous, Jackie--

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Jackie they look great, and new fabric, how fun is it to open the boxes!!

kpaints said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Zlaty said...

Very pretty quilt! Isn't it a lot of fun playing with the fabric!?

Have a lovely day Jackie!

Jewel said...

Wow, Jackie, these are so gorgeous.

em's scrapbag said...

This is going to be an absolutely fabulous quilt. All those bright,bold beautiful fabrics. I love it!

Sherri said...

Stunning...amazing...I can't think of enough adjectives...this is going to be a spectacular quilt! I just got the book yesterday and love it!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I love this quilt too, and how great that you have a die to cut them :)

Barb said...

Your quilt is going to be sooooooooooo wonerful!! Love the fabrics.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Big, bold, and bright...Beautiful! I like the larger scale prints and this pattern shows them off wonderfully!

Karen said...

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! I can not wait to see this one finished. You are amazing.

Caro said...

It's beautiful. Interestingly enough, I just listened to Pat Sloan's podcast where she interviews Kaffe and Liza Prior Lucy.

Sew It UP! said...

I soo love what you are making! I'll have to add this to my Must Make list. Love Kaffe fabrics!! Does he have a fan page? Hmmm I wonder....

Dandelion Quilts said...

That is going to be so stunning...I love it. Keep going, I want to see how it ends! LOL

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful way to show off those beautiful prints, great idea.

Debbie

Miriam said...

Beautiful Jackie!
Just looking at those fabrics makes me happy. Your diamonds show off the fabric designs wonderfully.

wishes, true and kind said...

It's been fun watching your quilt develop on the SSSQ quiltalong. It is going to be a beauty! I am hoping to get mine at least cut some time today.

Grazia said...

I'm fond of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and I'm still looking a pattern calling my name...this one has a big chance...congrats Jackie, it's really fantastic!
Grazia

Annemariesquilt said...

Fireworks and more fireworks Jackie, awesome realy!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Jackie,
I have been out of touch in blogland...all that end of the year senior stuff with Kelsie and Courtney coming home from college. Can't believe I missed this post...this quilt is just beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. I also can't wait to go shopping with you on the 26th. Just wondering would it be ok if my friend Sarah came with us? She went with Tina and me to the quilt show in Providence and she's always looking for a great fabric store!!
See you soon,
~Karen~

Teaquilts said...

Beautiful quilt in progress.

Michelle said...

Awesome quilt!

Susan said...

Such vibrant colors. That will be one delightful quilt.

Anonymous said...

Love the roses - may do one myself. Tthe diamonds are perfect.

pratima said...

The blooms in the diamonds are truly spectacular. The way you are placing them with rest of the prints is so dramatic and beautiful!
Can hardly wait to see the top :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh diamonds are tricky but I know you'll conquer them with precision.

bingo~bonnie said...

OOooough la LA! What a great way to showcase all of those beautiful bright fabrics!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It's gorgeous Jackie! That accu-cut thing seems so handy!

Kerry and Lee said...

Hi Jackie the 106 diamond fabric bundle seems to have been sold from your shop. I am doing Kaffes class next year for the borderless diamonds and thought having them precut was a dream idea. Kerry

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