Jan 08 2015

First Quilt Top Finish for 2015

The Diamond Braid quilt top is finished.  It is twin-sized measuring 72″ x 92″.

010715  (832x1024)The blues in the quilt is really more aqua/turquoise than the photograph shows.

I was unsuccessful in getting a picture of the quilt shown in the pattern since it was printed on shiny paper.  Here is a link to the original Diamond Braid for comparison of the middle block.  I always knew that I would be replacing the applique in the pattern with a pieced block and I am very pleased with the final result.

I used two Brown Sugar Hoffman Bali Pops along with a few pieces of extra yardage for the top with 24 full length strips left over.  Usually I put the extra strips back in the 2 1/2″ bin, but today I decided to play with them.  There was enough fabric to cut out 9 Bali Sea Stars (from Scrap-Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett) and 32 Carolina Chains (Addicted to Scraps by Bonnie Hunter).  I don’t have any plans for these blocks yet – just enjoying the sewing.

010715A  (1024x506)010715B   (729x1024)Marlene

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