Friday, January 17, 2020

Blue Diamonds

I'm calling this quilt "Blue Diamonds" and it was one of my last 2 quilts made in 2019.


The design evolved when I was playing in the quilt design program EQ8. I've been interested in creating some designs with half-rectangle shapes and was actually working on a Christmas Tree design with the blocks.


As I colored the patches this design started to emerge and of course I had to change it from green to blue. I loved how the diamond shapes were created simply by the play of light and dark. At that point, I abandoned the Christmas Tree quilt and made this one :)


I quilted it with straight lines that emerged from the upper right third of the quilt. I started with 1" spaced lines and went back and quilted again between each one, creating lines that are spaced 1/2" apart. I find I get much better results doing it that way.


The quilt is 48" x 48" making a nice size wall quilt.



16 comments:

  1. Don't you love it when you start a quilt and it evolves into something so spectacular?

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  2. I’d love for you to make a pattern.

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  3. Very striking quilt! Love the quilting on it.

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  4. The design is amazing! The quilt looks so great. Enjoy xo Melanie

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  5. Hi Cindy, I love this design and the colors are perfect.
    Well done

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  6. Love how the diamonds emerge from the half rectangles. Very graphic!

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  7. Such a pretty design, Cindy! I like your color choices, and the deep triangles. Your use of black makes those elongated pinwheels really stand out. I like your quilting too. As Anne said, it's very graphic - and that's a good thing by my way of looking at quilts!

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  8. HRT's and pinwheels! Love to see the patterns that can be made for the boys.

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  9. I too would love to see a pattern for this graphically beautiful quilt!

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  10. What a great, graphic design!

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  11. The color and design are quite striking, Cindy. Your post on Instagram caused me to slow down and stare at it for a while.

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  12. Beautiful straight line quilting to compliment the HRTs!

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  13. Love the creative 'split' half-rectangle triangles!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!