teal-and-chartreuse diamond mini quilt


Ever since I received the latest batch of Maze and Vale fabric panels for the shop, I've been itching to sew with the new designs. I'm quite smitten with the trio of prints that are printed on a gray organic cotton base cloth, so I picked this gorgeous teal heart print to use for my first project, and paired it with coordinating teal and chartreuse prints from my stash.


When it came time to figure out what I wanted to make, I almost immediately thought of the yellow-and-white diamond quilt that I posted recently, but actually made quite a while ago. I loved how the pattern worked with solids and almost solids, so I decided to have a go at making another, smaller version, this time using only prints.


I auditioned a few different low-volume fabrics for the background, before settling on my favorite black-and-white polka dot.  For the backing, I used a scrap of Marimekko vine fabric (I love the pop of eggplant from that lone bud!).


I used the same method of quilting for this version as I did with the original: white outline quilting in the background, and angled teal quilting lines within each of the diamonds. A pretty diamond pattern emerged on the back as a result.


The teal heart print plays so nicely with the other prints, and I really love the mix of hand-printed and commercially printed fabrics. This quilt is now available in the shop, as are individual panels of the heart print. I would absolutely love to see what you would pair this fabric with in your own projects!


Quilt Stats
Finished dimensions: 16" x 21"
Fabrics used include: LoveHearts in Deep Peacock by Maze and Vale; Firefly Whisper from Hello, Bear by Bonnie Christine; chartreuse prints from Chicopee and Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt; and teal prints from Botanics and Doe by Carolyn Friedlander.
Block tutorial: Half-Rectangle Triangle by Latifah Saafir for the Modern Quilt Guild

Update: I've had quite a few people ask me for a pattern for this quilt. While I still recommend working with the tutorial originally published by the Modern Quilt Guild, Cluck Cluck Sew recently published a pattern for a quilt with a similar look, which may work well you as well. 



Comment on this post (2 comments)

  • Eva says...

    How can I get the pattern for the teal and chartreuse diamond mini quilt. Love it

    October 02, 2017

  • Jennifer says...

    Anyway you could ship the materials/pattern for this entire piece? I love this and my grandmother has offered to make it for me. I would like the dimensions to be larger however, for a wall hanging over my mantel. Probably 3ft by 3 or 4 feet?

    January 25, 2017

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