Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday WIP

Another post to go along with Lee's (Freshly Pieced) Wednesday Work In-Progress projects.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I've had the diamonds cut for Gretchen's twin-sized quilt for a little while now. Slowly, I've been adding the ivory sashing to each diamond. This week I decided to really start finishing the quilt top and started piecing the diamond together. This, of course, meant that I had to take over the basement floor. (Sorry Kevin!)

In true Erika style, I realized that you can sew the sashing on the wrong side of the diamond. I sewed a really good portion with the sashing on the wrong angle...bummer. The seam ripper and I had a nice evening together. Now I'm laying the diamonds out and putting the top together. Visually, this was a challenge for me. Sewing the diamonds on point has been hard but this is going to look great when finished. I was inspired by this quilt from The Blue Chair and found helpful tutorials here and here.

 

7 comments:

Patti said...

All that ripper time has paid off...it's fantastic! The colours are amazing.

Heidi Staples said...

Visiting through WIP...beautiful quilt! I've done the diamond thing too, and it's amazing how everything that can go wrong seems to happen when I'm doing this pattern. Yours looks great!

The Thompsons said...

It's adorable! It's going to be lovely with the sashing.

Rebecca said...

I've made a couple diamond quilts now, and just love how they turned out. Nice work!

Claire Jain said...

Oh that diamond quilt is looking beautiful! It will be treasured forever :-)

P.S. Would you consider disabling your word verification please?

Erika L. said...

Thanks for all the great comments! I am loving how this is coming together!

Lee said...

That's too bad that you had to do all that seam-ripping, but wow, Erika, it looks great now! That's going to be a really pretty bed quilt. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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