Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Craftsy Class : Diamond Strings Pillow Pattern!

It wasn't until folks started asking that I realized I completely forgot to mention the launch date of my Quick Quilt As You Go Craftsy Class, it will be Monday November 2nd, I can't wait! I'm especially excited about the unique Craftsy format and how I'll get to interact with those of you who take my class. I hope to meet a lot of new friends!

This week is a busy one for me, I leave tomorrow for International Quilt Market in Houston where I'll present my first full fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, Fleet & Flourish. The making for it came to a complete halt once my son got very sick, taking care of him was more important than anything. He's now back in school and is doing well, thank God! Last night I did manage to finish binding one last quilt to take along, I'm hoping to share a peek of it on Instagram & Facebook a little later today. Each of the pillows & quilts I created for my wall space at Quilt Market are QAYG, new variations of the same projects I'll be teaching. I'm really hoping to inspire you with these new ones and today's class project. This one you'll recognize if you've been following along these last few month, as I've made several versions and this pillow has become a personal favorite, my Diamond Strings Pillow!

Craftsy Class -- A Diamond Strings Pillow!

The above photo is the example I made for class using a variety of April Rhodes' fabrics & Art Gallery solids, but I've made several variations using this same exact pattern. You can really have fun experimenting once you learn to make one. I've used different widths of fabric strips, added ribbon embellishments, and have continued making these same blocks to create four Diamond String Quilts to date! You're going to love it!

Herringbone QAYG Pillow

Diamond Strinsg Pillow with Ribbons!

Gramercy QAYG blocks

Diamond Strings Porch Swing

In this lesson you'll learn how to make & join QAYG blocks using QAYG strip piecing with cotton batting as a foundation, plus tips for adding fabric strips on a 45 degree angle. I also share how to finish the pillow, using the same steps I use when making all the pillows I make and share here!

Craftsy Class -- A Diamond Strings Pillow!

I hope these projects are getting you excited about the class! After completing this pillow lesson we're moving onto quilts. I'll show you which one tomorrow!!

♡ Maureen

16 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! This is my favorite pillow of yours too!

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  2. The center looks like a spool of thread! Very nice pillow.

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  3. I love this pillow so much! Can't wait to take your class!

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  4. Congratulations! I will be seeing you over at Craftsy's then.

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  5. Just wanted to encourage anyone who hasn't tried a Craftsy class to sign up for your new class! It is pure joy to watch their classes and you own them forever and can watch again and again! It feels like a one-on-one class and they are done so professionally. Look forward to seeing you in your class!

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  6. So exciting! I have a whole bunch of strips cut out for a diamond strings quilt that I never got around to putting together, and now there's no reason to wait any longer! I can't wait for your class :)

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  7. Can't wait for your class. I love the Craftsy format. I've tried a few other online classes but Craftsy is definitively the best value and format; you can watch the classes over and over again.

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