Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Book of the Month

I'm still dreaming about the Olympics.  Not so much the sports, but those beautiful banners made with diamonds!  Finding them so inspirational, I really want to make one of my own.  For this Olympic quest, I'm using Diamond Quilts and Beyond by Jan Krentz this month,
http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Quilts-Beyond-Dazzling-Designs/dp/1571202404/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=quiltfab-20&linkCode=w00&creativeASIN=1571202404
and for a more modern, updated version of diamonds, she also has Quick Diamond Quilts and Beyond.
http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Diamond-Quilts-Beyond-Beginner-Friendly/dp/1571205810/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=quiltfab-20&linkCode=w00&creativeASIN=1571205810
Phew!  That's a lot of diamonds!

My choice of color for this project is a green teal, definitely more green than blue.  And at first, I thought I'd make placemats.  Well, there's not enough fabric variety possible in a 12" x 18" piece!  Scrap that idea.

Then I thought, 'maybe this is the ocean scene quilt you've been saving fabric for over the last eight years'.  Maybe it's time has come.

And this is what's on the design wall at the moment:
Not quite the Olympic banner I was dreaming of, but still I'm liking it!   And now I want it bigger!  Back to my stash to find more fabric!

Here's the next set of diamonds that will get worked in.
I'm going to have a beautiful ocean on my wall!  There's more still more to do, so now I must get back to work.  Until then,
Happy Quilting!
 
 

1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing you have a "GO" cutter to get all those perfect diamonds . . . .

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