This was an easy block again.
I have seen it done with appliqued diamonds. I don’t think I would have been able to achieve such a neat look if I had appliqued the diamonds. They’re too small and I’m not good with points.
I printed the pattern and then cut the fabric.
- four 1 1/2 in square pieces for the diamonds
- two 2 in x 1 1/4in pieces for the outer border
- two 5 in x 1in pieces for the outer border
- three 4 in x1 pieces for the sashing
- eight 1 1/4 in x 2 in pieces
- eight 1 x 1 1/2 in pieces
This is an easier pattern to put together.
A couple of tips. I pressed every piece after stitching. I discovered that the block looks a lot neater if I do so.
The second tip is to trim the seam a bit less than 1/4 in because the pieces are quite small and therefore avoid bulky seams.
I stitched the four diamond pieces, trimmed them and pressed well.
Pay attention when you place the diamonds so that they’re all pointing to the centre. Stitch in twos.
Then add the rest of the strips.
Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns
Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.
See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.