Fascinating Diamonds Quilt

Project #18965
18965

For a kaleidoscope of creativity, this fun pattern promises to be a perfectly fun project. Customize it with your favorite colors for a quilt that makes a colorful addition to any room.



Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
1 1/2 yd Purple solid fabric Cut (72) rectangles
Cut (72) pointed rectangles
Cut (90) small diamonds
1 1/4 yd Light purple print Cut (72) rectangles
Cut (72) triangle A (middle of die)
Cut (144) triangle B (end of die)
3/4 yd Pink Cut (72) small diamonds
1 1/4 yd Gray dot Cut (36) right background triangles
Cut (36) left background triangles
1/4 yd White solid Cut (18) squares
1/3 yd Binding fabric Cut (4) 2 1/4" wide Strips x WOF
44" x 50" Batting

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 35" x 42"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Piecing the Facets Blocks:

  1. Sew one triangle A to the end of a pointed rectangle. The triangle is dog-eared to make it easy to align with the rectangle. Press the seam allowance toward the triangle.
  2. Sew one triangle B to each of the other two straight sides of the pointed rectangle. These triangles are also dog-eared to easily align. Press the seam allowance toward the rectangle (Diagram 1).
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make four of these units.
  4. Sew the light purple and the solid purple rectangles together along the long side. Press toward the darker rectangle. Repeat to make 72 of these units.
  5. Arrange the pointed rectangle and rectangle units around the center square as shown. Sew the units together in rows, and then sew the rows together to complete the block (Diagram 2).

Piecing the Nine-Patch Diamond Block:

  1. Sew three diamonds in a row (Diagram 3). (Note: For proper alignment, diamond edges should intersect at the 1/4" seam line.) Press the seam allowance in opposite directions.
  2. Sew the other two rows in the same way. Press the seams of the middle row in the opposite direction.
  3. Sew these three rows together creating a larger diamond, pinning the seams where they intersect at the 1/4" seam line (Diagram 4). Press.
  4. Sew two triangles to the opposite sides of the large diamond. One end of the triangle is dog-eared to align easily with the edge of the diamond (Diagram 5). Press the seams toward the dark side.
  5. Sew two triangles to the remaining two sides of the diamond to finish the block (Diagram 6).

Finishing:

  1. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
  2. Sew the binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together, and press.
  3. 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.

  • Diagram 1

  • Diagram 2

  • Diagram 3

  • Diagram 4

  • Diagram 5

  • Diagram 6

  • Diagram 7

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