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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 for you as well. 

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yellow-and-white diamond quilt

After making the yellow cross quilt for our do. Good Stitches circle early last year, and seeing how cheerful, yet simple and modern, the final result was, I was itching to make another yellow-and-white quilt.

I decided to use a new shape for my own iteration, and chose diamonds so that I could try out Latifah Saafir's half-rectangle triangletutorial. I used various shades of solid yellow, along...
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teal diamond quilt

This quilt began as a fabric pull, many months ago, inspired by the teal and mint prints in Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics collection. It turned out that I had a number of solids and prints in my stash within the same color range, so I pulled them all to create a sizable stack of pretty, monochromatic fabrics. Not long after, I had the perfect project for them: a diamond quilt pattern created by E...
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star system quilt + a giveaway

When I attended my first Quilt Market back in 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa Lunden, of Lunden Designs. Melissa designs gorgeous quilts, and I've had the chance to test a few of her patterns. The first pattern of hers that I tested was the Star System.

When Melissa sent me this pattern, I knew I had a stack of fabrics that I'd pulled months earlier that would be perfect. Fabrics...
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do. good stitches: arkansas traveler quilt

I've always loved this quilt by Ara Jane of the blog You Know What I Love? So when it was my turn to ask for blocks from my do. Good Stitches circle members back in January, I soon thought of Ara Jane's gorgeous quilt, and asked everyone to send me an Arkansas Traveler block, using this image for color inspiration. (You can find a great tutorial for the block over here.)

I fell in love with every...
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