Sunday, November 12, 2006

Diamond Challenge

Here are my fabrics for my Challenge Quilt for our 2007 Quilt Show. I have so many ideas, projects, stored quilts, photos of quilts, and I’m getting a bit bored with them and finally decided to try something a bit different.

The theme for the Challenge is “Diamonds” so here are diamonds, and the fabrics are a bit Africa-y looking, one looks like wood blocking. This is paper pieced, not usually my favorite, but I like how this is turning out. I haven't decided to use the speckly print on the bottom of the stack for the corner or side triangles. It may look very different when the diamonds are finished, although I am also tempted by a cheetah print at the LQS. The star finishes at 28", and I'll add borders when I see what it likes.

The center is turning out to be a large space - I can see where it may improve with being broken down into smaller triangles.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is turning out nicely! Lots of bitty pieces no matter which technique you use?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

This looks great Elaine. Keep up the good work.

Hanne said...

I am looking forward to follow your diamond progress. It looks very good :-)

Quilt Monkey said...

Your diamond star is incredible! Is this from a pattern or a book? I haven't see it before.

Patti said...

This is coming along beautifully. I really like where you placed the dark colors so they ring the center section. This will be a stunning, eye-catching quilt when it is finished.

joyce said...

It looks great. Just the project for paper piecing. I have only tried samples of paper piecing and didn't really like it but when I see this piece I may have to rethink the whole paper piecing thing.

Katie said...

So glad to you found me so I could find you. :) I'll be back regularly now. Diamonds, huh? Wonderful!

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVE it! And I love that africany looking fabric in the center. It is wonderful!

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I'm SO glad that I found my way back to your blog this morning. I can't wait to see this one done!