Name: Inpsired Broken Diamonds Mini
Size: 12" by 12"
Fabric: Kona Scraps and Kona White scraps
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white,
Binding and Backing: Kona Medium grey binding and backed with IKEA Britten numbers
I decided to enter this mini quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival mini quilt category. I made it last spring as part of a swap between my quilt guild and the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. It is just little at 48" all around. And it is a mini version of a big quilt that I made a few years ago. It is right over here. And both were inspired by a quilt made by Kati at the Blue Chair. The link is up above.
She did not have a pattern for the quilt at that time so I just went for it and came up with my own. Kati has since published a pattern called Wonky Cabins and provides instructions on how to make the broken diamonds blocks in the pattern. The little diamonds are make by foundation piecing string blocks. You need 2 identical quarter string blocks for half of the diamond and another 2 identical but different quarter string blocks for the other half. That way no two diamonds are the same. Kind of cool. The smallest diamond in this 12" by 12" mini is finished at 1.5" and the biggest finishes at 3.5". Just a little fussy. Let me just say that pulling the paper off such tiny blocks was not fun. But it looks pretty awesome. I used scraps of Kona solids, Kona white and used Kona Medium grey for the binding. The quilting is dense straight line, 1/4" apart with Aurifil 50 wt in white. Just snazzy.