The Free Motion Quilting Project: Double Stripe Diamond Quilt Pattern

Friday, December 22, 2017

Double Stripe Diamond Quilt Pattern

It's Quilty Box time! This month we received a bundle of bright, cheerful fat quarters of Caturday fabric by Felice Regina and I was inspired to create a candy themed quilt called Double Stripe!

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If you don't get the reference to Double Stripe, you need to watch the movie Wreck It Ralph. I LOVE this movie and my favorite part is when the main character enters Sugar Rush for the first time. Watch it! You'll love it!

As for the piecing, this quilt is very easy. Yes, there are diamond shapes and 45 degree angles, but the wonderful thing is you don't have to match anything. Just piece your shapes together into long strips, then piece the strips together into vertical rows, then piece the rows together to make the quilt.

I admit, I got a little nit picky with this quilt and spent a LOT of time arranging and rearranging my pieces until the fabrics were set up just right. I find it's often best to just throw the fabrics on the table or design wall and piece them together exactly the way they first fall.

I do think this quilt could be pieced with just 2 colors in red and white and become the perfect candy cane quilt. I'm already thinking of a way to create a candy cane spiral. That sounds cool! Yes, this is what my brain works on in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping!

I hope you'll give this new quilt pattern a try and see what you think of cutting diamond shapes. They're not as hard as they seem and can create some really neat effects for your quilts.

Click Here to find the free quilt pattern.

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Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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