Friday, 18 March 2022

Bordered Diamonds

Bordered Diamonds is such a great pattern.  

The original pattern is in Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts by Kaffe Fassett, but that book is out of print now, so I've been using Midnight Diamonds from Quilts in Burano by Kaffe Fassett.  I think the patterns are the same, but I haven't got out my ruler to check.  

I've had fun mixing the fabrics and applying borders to the fussy cut blocks.  I especially like the big Cactus Flower block above, surrounded by the blue section of the Diamond Stripe.  The blue in the border highlights the blue in the flower. 

Although Bordered Diamonds can be a scrappy quilt, it's still important to balance the blocks and get a good flow throughout the quilt.  I like to use the same feature fabrics more than once, but change up the borders so there's no exact repeats.  

The Cactus Flower looks good in it's final placement.  

Oh! And in exciting news I see that the Shawl design is going to be re-released later this year. I love Shawl.  Here it is in the Bordered Diamonds quilt - the pink flower in the centre.

I'll show you full photos of the Bordered Diamonds quilt soon, but in the mean-time, here's one I made back in 2014.

I called it Bordered Peacocks because of the feature print that started it all.  You can read about it here

In fact that quilt is where I got the name for the Peacock Party from.  I've always loved the jewel tones in peacock feathers.

Well, now it is time for the Peacock Party.  Fee free to link up a recent blog post below. 

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Soma @ said...

An blue peacock quilt is really amazing!!


Gretchen Weaver said...

I love your bordered diamonds! So much color! I need to get out of my rut, happy stitching!

Kathy S. said...

Those fabrics never disappoint. Gorgeous!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Such beautiful quilts, both of them!!! Interesting to hear that's how you named your quilt party Peacock Party! I have a similar template and want to make a quilt like this, so I love seeing your inspiration!!!

Mystic Quilter said...

This one on my list, I have the Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts and love it! Your diamonds pictured here are luscious and like yourself I love the large prints in the KFC fabrics, I see Van Gogh in there, an all time favourite of mine along with Cactus Flower. I'm also looking forward to Shawl, beautiful colours in the new range and very difficult to choose which to add to the collection!!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, both of your quilts are gorgeous! Take care.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You make such beautiful quilts with the colorful fabrics! Hugs

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I find it interesting that you are repeating a pattern. It is a gorgeous quilt and a whole different set of colors and fabrics. So often, it is once and done. I love the care you give to your choices and placement. Because of this your quilts flow so well and are a pleasure to see. I look forward to seeing more of this quilt.

Marie said...

Omg… I’m just awestruck at how beautiful your quilts are! I’d love to make these. Can you guide me to the pattern? Thanks!

Shirley said...

I love your bordered diamonds quilts, both have so much going on in colors, beautiful. So much fun to make, I feel an itch coming up. I made a diamonds quilt many years ago, and put cornerstones at the end of each sassing.