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    Diamonds quilt done

    I finished my diamonds quilt today. Used up all the orange fabric too. Here is the front and the back with left overs on it.
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    pretty!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Very Nice!!

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    Very nice use of orange. I really like it front and back.
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    always wanted to do a diamond quilt...looks hard...any tips

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    very nice,,

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    No, no tips. I cut triangles. Next one I might fold fabric and cut whole diamonds. they would look better. I was just using up fabrics I had on hand. You would put them together in rows on an angle. Easy that way. I recently bought a pattern Diamond Alley by Sassafras Lane. diamonds with small diamonds in them. Pieced blocks really.

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    I love your fabrics. They look so old-fashioned!
    Did you press the diamonds open?
    Did you quilt on either side of the ditch? I like the look - simple and sets off the diamonds nicely instead of meandering over them.
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    That is lovely.

    Did you cut two triangles of the same fabric and join them to form a diamond?

    Duh -it is early in the morning here I and I just re-read your post. You have already answered my question about the triangles. Thanks.

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    I did press the seams open. I did the stitching 1/4 on each side of the seams and continued them into the border. Just to get the thing done! Yes I cut two of each fabric and matched them together. although cutting a whole diamond would have done better with print fabrics.I sewed my rows of triangles straight across, if using whole diamonds just sew them at an angle going across. Oh, I will put a plug in for Clover Soft Touch Thread pic. I soaked my quilt and noticed in the orange border that there were two very dark brown threads glaring at me through the orange fabric. I got my Clover picker and went into the fabric and worked around and caught the threads and pulled them out. Job done!!
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    nicely done
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    I love this quilt. It just looks so inviting and beautiful. Great job.
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    How pretty! Love the design and the colors.
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    that is beautiful!!! Love the orange for the boarder. It goes perfect.
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    I can't figure out what it is about this quilt, if it's the colors which are wonderful, if it's the overall Harlequin look, or that you continued the diamonds into the borders but I just really LOVE your quilt! Can I ask what size your diamonds are? Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
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    Oh, it's so pretty. I love the orange around it, and the center is very nice. Great job!
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    very cool.
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    Great quilt!!
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    Lovely colors and fabrics!

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    I can see a magazine showing a formal room with French Provincial and your quilt draped over a velvet sofa.

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    I love it!
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    Love your diamonds. That border color is fab! My screen shows it like a dark cheddar yellow. The pieced back is a very nice surprise too.
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    Awesome job!
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    Very nice. I like that you kept the quilting simple to emphasize the diamond pattern. Good job.

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    It turned out great!!! Love those colors!
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