Diamonds Forever Quilt

I am a big fan of the Kaffe Fassett Collective and one of my all time favorites are the Shell Montage Pattern by Philip Jacobs. For years I bought this pattern in every colorway I could find and saved it up for a future quilt. I found a pattern in a quilting magazine by Kaffe Fassett called Diamonds Forever and thought this would be a great quilt for these shell fabrics. I had always wanted to do a quilt with diamonds so it was perfect. I decided to use shot cottons and peppered cottons for the borders in colors that match the different colorways. Here is my first block.

Diamond Block
Diamond Block

This quilt uses templates which I do not normally use so was a little out of my comfort zone, but not too big of a deal. The finished quilt is 57″ x 80″. There are 50 full blocks, 20 side blocks and 4 corner blocks in the quilt. I love the look of the shot and peppered cottons with the shell fabrics. Here is the finished quilt:

Diamonds Forever Quilt
Diamonds Forever Quilt

 

I decided straight lines would be the best quilt design. I used my walking foot on my Bernina 440 to quilt it. I did lines offset off from the borders by 2 inches. The design makes a couple diamond patterns and I thought it worked out well.

For my back I used my Shell Montage in beige which is my favorite colorway

Diamonds Forever Back
Diamonds Forever Back

Until this year I didn’t do quilt labels even though I knew I should. I have finally found the method I like the best and am really loving these labels. Here is the label for this quilt.

DiamondsForever_label

I have been working on a backlog of quilt tops to be quilted this year and am happy to say I am making a dent in my stack. This is the 8th quilt I have quilted this year which leaves 5 to go. My goal is not to get such a big pile of tops to be quilted in the future, but at least I am making good progress!

    Sew long from the Quilter on Osage Hill!

 

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