Monday, April 27, 2015

A New Diamond Strings Quilt : :


New Diamond Strings

Yesterday we took my newest Diamond Strings QAYG quilt out for pictures, choosing this cute, old building nearby that's always made me think of the Little House on the Prairie Walnut Grove Schoolhouse. Since this quilt was made for a local quilt raffle to benefit the 6th grade class trip it just seemed to fit. I don't know the history of the building, these days it looks to be used for just storage by the local Consistory. I've always loved it, especially the brick red color and old double doors!

New Diamond Strings

Last week I shared that this quilt came together quick! It's actually the fastest quilt I've made yet, coming together from that first cut of fabric to the last binding stitch all in just a little more than one day. I credit that to my super speedy quilt-as-you-go method and some surprise snowy weather that allowed a few extra hours at my sewing machine!

New Diamond Strings

This quilt is made up of twenty-four Diamond Strings QAYG rectangle blocks and measures a nice 56" x 68" once finished. For the fabrics I used my Wild & Free collection paired with my two favorites, Indie and Wanderer. I love this fabric combo! The colors and prints create such a warm, bohemian vibe and I love that little touch of sparkle from my Midnight Roof metallic stars print!

Bound in Woven Path

Ever since I finished my recent Wanderlust Quilt using my Woven Path print for half of the binding, I've been wanting to finish another quilt using this denim blue stripe print. It makes such a cool finish and I love the contrast against my Luminous Field wildflower print. It helps keep the style of this quilt more gender neutral, which I was trying for and is challenging for this flower fabric loving girl! I think the colors, the stars, many of the prints, and the binding finish really helps with that, along with this denim blue plaid flannel backing! It made such a soft and cozy back, I need more!

Backed with flannel

I really hope this quilt raffle is a big success! We started selling tickets over the weekend and so far, so good!

New Diamond Strings

Wishing a wonderful Monday & happy sewing to all!   ♡ Maureen

34 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful finish! And yes, very gender neutral..

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  2. I really love the colors and fabric combinations you chose for this quilt, Maureen. Each seems to have it's own story, just like Little House On The Prarie....actually that would be a good name for it. Wonderful work, as always. Susie Hemmelgarn

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  3. Love this one the best!

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  4. I read the blog title as "a Neil Diamond strings quilt" ha ha
    I wonder if he quilts in his spare time?

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  5. So beautiful! So impressive! So biiig Diamonds!
    Wonderful!
    Best regards,
    Kathrin

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I see why you won the Craftsy award for photography! Your photos are so wonderful, and you have a signature 'look' in your photography. I'm definitely a fan! :)

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  7. Beautiful quilt! Love the mix of colors -- and a fun backing, too.

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  8. Beautiful quilt! The vibrant colors play really nicely with that pattern.

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  9. Fast work - great project! I love the building!

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  11. Love this strings quilt. If you're still selling raffle tickets, I'd love to purchase some!

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