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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

January 22, 2014

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. 🙂

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  • Reply Wendy Silvester January 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Looks lovely, are you going to make it into a cushion, or quilt?
    You have inspired me to do some, have loads of scrap material, to get me going. Might start with a cushion, to make sure I finish.

    • Reply crimson January 23, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Brilliant Wendy – we can have a mini quilt along! 🙂 I was thinking cushions but am now thinking a little cot quilt – has been a while since I made a whole quilt so would be nice to do one. I’m using a Clover plastic template set with hexies, diamonds and triangles, which has been really good – do you use bought templates or make your own?

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