Diamonds have sure been my best friend today – in fact I’ve been a teeny weeny bit obsessed with them…
I bought this cute little cloth stack from Celtic Fusion Fabrics last year – a selection from Sarah Watson’s Indian Summer line mixed with a couple of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons:
I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with them – I just liked them and ordered the stack on impulse when I was placing an order for another project. I sat on them for a while (no, not literally) and then thought I’d like to use them to make an English Paper Piece ‘thing’, but using diamonds rather than hexies for a change. Well, I did cut up the fabrics into diamonds and I did make up the papers; I even tacked some fabrics to some papers and joined one 6 pointed star; but then I kind of went off the idea and put them aside.
Looking for a pick it up put it down sewing job this week, I went back to the diamonds and, well, I kind of got a little obsessed with them today… Since Monday I’ve pieced together 9 six pointed stars and a whole pile of connecting hexagons from some of the chocolatey coloured shot cotton I had left over from making those quilted cushion backs. How did that happen? I don’t know what it is about EPP, but it grabs me everytime I get near it! I’m not even sure yet what it is I’m making – maybe a baby cot quilt or maybe cushions?
Here’s how the 6 pointed stars look against the ‘galvanised grey’ shot cotton:
Am still playing with a few ideas about the ultimate layout – not too sure about it yet. Am going to do a little pouring over Pinterest tomorrow for a little inspiration, but it may well also include some triangle shapes to echo the tipi theme in the Indian Summer collection, which would be cute. 🙂