Diamond Point Quilt
Diamonds are forever! And so is this classic Diamond Point quilt design. Timeless and terrific, it offers a wide range of layout options, including circling the Diamond Points around the center square as shown here.
|3/4 yd||Dark purple||Cut (64) diamonds|
|1/2 yd each||3 Different orange fabrics||Cut (128) diamonds
(40 each of two orange fabrics, 48 of one orange fabric)
|1/4 yd each||3 Different light purple fabrics||Cut (64) Diamonds
(20 of each two light purple fabrics, 24 of one light purple fabric)
|2 1/2 yd||White print fabric||Cut (16) squares
Cut (128) triangles
|3 yd||Backing fabric||Cut (2) 54" lengths x WOF|
|1/2 yd||Binding fabric||Cut (6) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF (trim selvages)|
|54" x 54"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 48" x 48"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- WOF = width of fabric
Piecing the Blocks:
- Sew a light purple diamond to an orange diamond as shown in Diagram 1. Note: For proper alignment, diamond edges should intersect at the 1/4" seam line. Press the seam allowance toward the orange.
- Sew a dark purple diamond to an orange diamond as shown (Diagram 1). Press the seam allowance toward the orange.
- Sew these two units together, creating a larger diamond. Center seams will intersect at the 1/4" seam line. Press (Diagram 2).
- Repeat, making four matching large diamonds for each block.
- Sew the long side of a triangle to opposite sides of each large diamond as shown (Diagram 3). Press the seam allowances open or toward the triangle.
- Arrange these rectangular units around the center square as shown. Place the square on the end of one rectangle, right sides together. Diamond seams should intersect 1/4" from edges of the square at the stitching line. Place a pin to align these points. Begin sewing these pieces together along the side. Stop halfway through the square, and secure with a short backstitch. This is a partial seam (Diagram 4).
- Flip open, and press the seam allowance lightly toward diamonds.
- Sew the next rectangle across the finished end of this unit, pinning to match points (Diagram 5). Press the seam lightly.
- Continuing counterclockwise around the center square, sew the remaining two rectangles, pinning to match points. When sewing the final rectangle, pull the first one (with partial seam) slightly to the side, out of the way. Press the seam lightly.
- Fold the first rectangle right sides together onto the block. Align the ends, pin to match the points and finish the seam. Press the finished block (Diagram 6).
- Arrange blocks using the quilt photo as a guide. Sew blocks together, pinning at intersections to line up the points.
- Trim off selvages, and sew the two pieces of the backing fabric together along the 54" edge to make the backing.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
- Sew binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise, 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
- Figure 3
- Figure 4
- Figure 5
- Figure 6