Monday, January 25, 2016

A Criss Cross Diamond Quilt in Fleet & Flourish : :

A Criss Cross Diamond Quilt in Fleet & Flourish

I'm so excited to have finally photographed a new quilt to share today! I actually have four completely finished quilts folded and waiting for pictures. I decided to start with this happy, colorful version of my Criss Cross Diamond Quilt pattern that I teach in my Craftsy class, Quick Quilt as You Go!

A Criss Cross Diamond Quilt in Fleet & Flourish

This one was made using my Fleet & Flourish collection strike-offs and a rainbow of coordinating AGF Pure Element solids and blenders for my International Quilt Market space in Houston this past October!

I think the colors look so pretty against the Winter white landscape!

A Criss Cross Diamond Quilt in Fleet & Flourish

This is the third Criss Cross Diamond quilt I've made now. It's a super fun and quick pattern, plus I love that by simply changing the size of the patchwork, strips, and block size you can create such a new overall look! The color-blocking made such a beautiful effect and really highlighted my colorful Fleet & Flourish collection. I hope you like it as much as I do!

A Criss Cross Diamond Quilt in Fleet & Flourish

With this QAYG pattern, once you finish making and sew together all of the quilt blocks, you attach the quilt back using very minimal quilting for an extremely quick finish. I used a pale blue Aurifil 50wt and secured the layers by sewing 1/4" from each of the seams that were created when I sewed my blocks together. Easy peasy!

A Criss Cross Diamond Quilt in Fleet & Flourish

For the binding I chose AGF Prisma Element in Solar Quartz, a beautiful sunny yellow to make the Empire yellow solid I used throughout my quilt really shine!

A Criss Cross Diamond Quilt in Fleet & Flourish

I especially love this bright yellow combined with the reds & purples in my Fleet & Flourish collection! I'm working on a new quilt right now using this same color combination, so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I wish you all a wonderful, creative start to your week!!

♡ Maureen

31 comments:

  1. I love this!! I really love the colours of fleet and flourish, I was wondering if you're able to tell me the coordinating solids for your collection?? :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachael!! You can find a list of the coordinating solids and blenders here on the wholesale page for Fleet & Flourish -- http://www.artgalleryfabrics.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=146

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  2. Super ! Ton blog est vraiment génial !
    Merci d’exister !!!

    voyance en ligne

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  3. I'm so in love with this variation of the Criss-Cross Diamond pattern!!! The thought process of the project is incredible! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  4. Oh its gorgeous! I finished the herringbone quilt top for my daughter. I guess it's time I signed up for your class because this one is a stunner. You need to write a book about QAYG.

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  5. Lovelyness on a winter day! Nothing could be better.

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  7. gorgeous!! especially against the wintry background :)

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  8. Joyful quilt!!! Perfect location to take it's picture! How do you attach the quilt blocks together if you have already quilted them? As a longarm quilter, this has always puzzled me!!

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  9. This is really lovely; your fabrics certainly shine in this pattern..
    hugs, Julierose

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  10. I really love this - both the colours (wow) and the pattern. What a beautiful finish!

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  11. SO pretty! I love this version with the color blocking. I came over from Craftsy to see more. Loving your Craftsy class!

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  12. Absolutely stunning, Maureen! I love these colors!

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  13. I love this quilt. It makes a dreary January look so much better. I just watched your craftsy class and I am excited to start quilting again. Thank you.

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  14. Fantastic work, thank you so much for shedding a light on the topic.

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