I'm on quite a roll with these quilt-as-you-go quilts! This one felt slow-going at times. I've never. ever. made a quilt like this one with so many identical, repetitive blocks. Thirty-six in all! Typically this style of quilting doesn't keep my interest, but these colorful, unique Etno prints have so much energy, which really pushed me along! Doesn't it look beautiful this morning?!
Last night I sewed together each of my thirty-six, 13.5" blocks and became more and more excited about my design as it grew!
I had named this pattern my Criss Cross Diamond Quilt before ever cutting into the fabrics. It's one of the many quilt pattern ideas I've put to paper in a new graph style sketchbook that I picked up several weeks ago. Since I usually make my quilts up as I go, I'm finding this process of sketching and carrying out each drawing into a finished quilt extremely rewarding. I can see how it's making me better and that feels good!
I love these Prisma Element diamonds created within my pattern! Such happy bursts of color!
Can you see the criss cross pattern within my Etno patchwork squares?
Looking through my pictures this morning, I can imagine this quilt being made with many other fabric collection, in so many different color combinations! I would love to see a low volume patchwork with a denimy blue diamond combination. I think that would be really pretty! Is there a color combo or fabric collection you'd like to see in the quilt pattern?
I'm hoping to have this one finished sometime next week and then I plan to begin another in this same pattern right away! I'm so glad I made this one quilt-as-you-go, for many reasons, but most of all because of it's size. This finished 79" sqaure quilt top measures BIG when compared to most of the single throw size quilts I make! Since the quilt top is already quilted to the quilt batting, attaching the backing should go quick and I'm already wondering where we should take it for pictures? It's much too big for Kevin to hold up on his own, so we'll have to get creative, hmn?
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a colorful, new fabric Giveaway! Happy sewing!! ♡ Maureen