I started the new year with a new project – Diamond Braid by Trish Stuart.
It took almost as long to separate the fabric into six different groups – very light, light, light medium, medium, dark medium, and dark – as it did to sew. A black and white photo of the fabric strips helped me decide on placement.
It is such a beautiful quilt, however I was disappointed to discover mistakes in the directions. One example is that it says to piece 4 dark chain blocks when 6 are needed to complete the top. It was a good thing that I had some extra fabric strips to make the additional blocks. Another error is that the cutting guide lists 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ as the longest strip needed, but there are 8 blocks that need a strip 12 1/2″ long.
This would be a great beginner quilt if the instructions were more accurate.
I am making a different center block than the original quilt, but I had planned to do that from the beginning. Hopefully I will have the top done in the middle of the week.
Linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday.