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Thread: diamond string quilt

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    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
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    i recently posted a picture of a baby quilt called, snowballs and hourglass.
    several commented on the quilt it was laying on. so here it is again. really pretty primitive as i just saw a picture on line and had no pattern. but it used up quite a few scraps. :roll:

    sorry, here is the picture. toooo early in the morning :?
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    WOW! that is awesome. was it hard to do? being a scrap queen, i love all the colors :P

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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    Beautiful quilt. Great way to use up all those long scrap ends. thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful!

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    Great use of your scraps! Very pretty quilt.

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    Love it :!:

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    Thanks for posting a picture, I was one of the gals admiring it!!

    I love scrappy with black, it really sets all the fabrics off delightfully - great job :D

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    Awesome :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great quilt - thanks for an idea for all our scraps.

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    Cool quilt!

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    Gorgeous! Scrap quilts are tops in my book. Yours is really striking with the black.

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    What a stunner - the black really makes the colours pop out. Beautiful absolutely beautiful. :D

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    hi bev, thanks for the kind words. this was a very simple quilt. i saw a picture of an antique quilt on line that was diamonds set in muslin. i thought i'd try the black setting and i think it turned out okay. i sewed the scraps together then trimmed to the diamond shape.
    i have no idea how to tell you how to set it together cause it was strictly trial and error. but i know you can do it. it really is a scrap buster cause it takes quite a few scraps. have fun :wink: :!: :wink:

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    Gorgeous! :)

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    nana, since you said not to ask, I won't; but I have never set anything on point, because I didn't know how to figure out the sze to cut the triangles around the perimeter. That black sashing really makes those string blocks pop. GREAT JOB.

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    Ohhh! Beautimous!! I have a few blocks done from a string quilt workshop....something I need to get back to now - thanks for the inspiration :D

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    hi gailg, i will try to give you a tip that i learned the hard way with this one. diamonds, for me, are really hard to work with. if you saw this quilt in person the major flaws in joining would jump out at you.
    if i were to do this again i would make it with triangles then join to form diamonds. but since i didn't have a pattern i made a slew of diamonds then tried to join them. it was hard for me. i later saw a book from my library that showed this quilt made with rows of triangles joined in rows that formed diamonds. you didn't have to set it on point. it looked a lot easier. i have gotten so many good ideas from my library, especially since i can't afford to buy every quilting book i want. :evil:

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    Beautiful, love the black

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    Wow!! Looks like a stained glass window! Beautiful.
    Thanks for posting it.
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    I love it!!! What a great way to use your scraps!

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    thanks everyone for the kind words. you all are so encouraging and such an inspiration. this is the best forum around. i love seeing everyones work. i have learned so much from you all.

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it.

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    Thanks for posting your string quilt. It is so colorful and the black sashing sets it off great!

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    the black sets it off

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