With the last corner sewn I get to the other fun part! Trimming the entire block!
I love pulling the paper off too! Zip! Off it comes!
Not bad! I added a small border of white and finished it off with a lovely coordinating green. I plan on adding a white binding in the end. Pinned and ready for the agonizing quilting...only because it takes me a while to know what I want to do! I can't wait!!
Each block ended up being 5" x 10" (finished). I ended up making 54 diamond blocks for this quilt.
It would be wrong of me not to show some of the cuteness of the Briar Rose fabric!
Go ahead! You can do it! Swim!
Gather it up!
Nothing better than a good 'read' after a picnic at the pond!
I am so happy with this quilt! I adore Briar Rose and love the quality of the fabric! I did a blog post here: HITTING A GOAL, where you can find a pattern for the diamonds. You will also see that I enlarged it for these blocks.
There are a few things that I have learned making these blocks. First of all, it hurts like heck when you get poked by a pin! Over and over! Second, small stitches will make your paper piecing life so much easier. Third, print your pattern on the cheapest paper you can! The thinner the paper, the easier it is to pin.
There you have it. This quilt is officially still 'A Diamond In The Rough'! But not for long!