Diamond Star Quilt
One of our favorite dies creates one of our favorite projects. Create a Diamond Star Quilt effortlessly or make it into a table runner or pillow. The choices are many and they're all yours!
|(15) Fat 1/4||Assorted prints||Cut (9) Diamonds from each fabric|
|1 3/4 yd||White solid||Cut (65) Diamonds|
|1/2 yd||Green print||Cut (6) 2 1/4" wide Strips x WOF|
|2 3/4 yd||Backing fabric||Cut (2) 1 3/8 yd pieces|
|47" x 75"||Batting|
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 21"
- WOF = width of fabric
Piecing the Baby Block Quilt:
- In each of the corners of a Diamond, mark the point where the 1/4" seams intersect. Do this for all the Diamonds.
- Using the quilt photo as a guide, lay out all the pieces on a design wall and rearrange until satisfied with the look of the quilt. The extra Diamonds will be used around the outside edges.
- Sew one white and two colored Diamonds together as shown in Diagram 1 to make one of the baby blocks. Sew the seams only to the markings made in step 1 and not to the edge of the piece. Make 53 of the blocks. Do not press until the top is complete.
- Sew the blocks together to make the quilt top. The easiest way to do this is to sew the blocks into rows and then sew the rows into the quilt. Sew each section together from marked intersection to marked intersection. It will take time to sew this quilt together, as there is lots of starting and stopping on short seams.
- When the top is complete, press the entire top. Trim the edges 1/4" outside where the Diamonds intersect.
- Sew the two 1 3/8 yd pieces of backing fabric together along the selvage edge to make the backing. Press.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Sew the binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.
- Figure 1