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Thread: Christmas lap quilt

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    Here is my first diamond quilt. I found it too frustrating, but it turned out fine for me to keep.

    I collect Christmas fabrics and wanted to put them together in a scrappy look.

    This pattern was in the December 2006 American Patchwork and Quilting magazine as "diamond in the rough."

    If you make one, or made one, post your pic here too!

    backing - a fabric I really wanted to just hoard in my stash and never use!
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    close up of quilting (gold metallic thread)
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    full view of lap size quilt
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    I love it, what was frustrating about it, save me a headache??

    You do lovely work, what are you talking about???
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    oh I like that very much!!!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    I love it, what was frustrating about it, save me a headache??

    You do lovely work, what are you talking about???
    Hugs,
    Sharon
    What's frustrating about it is how flimsy the fabric becomes when the bias is so open. Diamonds are very hard to keep stable. And don't tell me to do paper piecing next time, Sharon! I will stick to squares and rectangles until I have the time and patience to fuss with this type of pattern again.
    LOL

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    don't look like no diamond in the rough to me. looks pretteeeeeee smoooooooth! :P

    iron on super-liteweight innerfacing will stabilize the flimsy stuff.

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    Very festive. I'm ready for xmas!!!
    i like this quilt. what was so frustrating. i, too would like to avoid the headaches :wink:
    beautiful. thanks for sharing

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    oh thanks, i just saw your reply. i won't suggenst p.p. (although.... :roll:

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    Very Nice! It looks awesome, love the pattern! :D :D :D We will have to talk about this pp fear of yours :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    The quilt is beautiful!! I too am afraid of paper piecing. I will have to get over it fast b/c my next quilt is pp. Kyia

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    Very Nice, Reminds me of Harlequin Style, Victorian Era. Really Nice.

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    I'd say it turned out more than fine!! It hangs nice and straight, the fabrics are glorious ( I can see why you'd want to horde that backing fabric) and I love the pattern. You did a great job on this quilt!

    I have a few fabrics I'm loathe to cut into as well. Some are just too pretty to cut up. :)

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    Looks good to me! A pain that turned out just beautiful :!:

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    It's so pretty! A definite "WOW" quilt. I love the backing fabric too! It goes so well with the perfect piecing. That looks like a tough pattern. Great job Wendy! I'm thoroughly impressed. :mrgreen:

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    VERY pretty. You did a great job. And paper piecing isn't that hard. I just finished my first one. Once you make a few squares you get the hang of it, but it is confusing at first. And I think it's more time consuming, but worth it.

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    Yu did a great job! It is beautiful! I love all of those colors together!

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    That is very pretty and festive! Makes me wanna make one!

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    Very pretty!!! It is very Harlequin-esque! Absolutely love it!!

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    Wendy, That is just beautiful!!! I don't see any problem with your diamonds! You did a great job & the pattern is really neat!

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    That is gorgeous, what a great way to showcase a collection of Christmas fabric. I think it has turned out great :thumbup:

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