Stratas and Diamonds

I’ve been busy making lots of strata sheets for my latest diamond quilt.  I loved making the red and yellow diamond quilt and decided to experiment with a diamond quilt that used cool colors.  Even though the greens & light blues and the purples & dark blues blended a bit more than I had anticipated, I really like how it turned out.  (Especially with summer almost here!)

This one is for my daughter and I am getting ready to hand it off to my quilter/friend for finishing.  The back is going to be a royal blue minky with a raised dot texture.  The quilt is large enough to fit on her queen size bed.

I wonder how a multi-colored diamond quilt would look?  Hmmmm….

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Posted on May 16, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I love, love, love it! It looks like it was a lot of work. I’m sure your daughter is going to love it, especially with a Minky backing.

  2. Mary Howland

    What are strata sheets? Thanks.

    Mary

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Hi Mary, there is probably a more correct term for strata sheets, but basically it is a group of 2-4″ strips all sewn together to create a new piece of fabric. From there I cut out the rectangles to make the diamond shapes in the quilt. I used some of the leftover pieces to create the border as well. I like making the strata sheets because of all the different fabrics you can see and you don’t have to measure anything :)

  3. Wow – there’s a lot of work in that quilt. The design is very effective and you’re used great fabrics. I’m sure she’ll love it.

  4. This is an incredible finish, Linda! I love the cool colours. What an incredible amount of precise piecing. Love the scrappy looking strip in the border with the polka dot accents. Great job!

    • Hi Lorna – thank you :) I think the best tip for making this type of quilt is using a heavy spray starch on the strata before you start making the cuts. That way the pieces don’t stretch and it makes it much easier to sew. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Great colours in this one and so much working putting all this together. Love the idea of the minkie on the back. It is looking gorgeous.

    • Hi Karen – thank you :) It was really fun to just pull out a few stacks of each of the colors to make the strata pieces. I like how you can see the individual fabrics in this quilt.

  6. Love, love, love your colors and what a fabulous design! Is it your own original pattern?

  7. Queen sized? Awesome – I hope your daughter loves it! :) Congratulations on finishing the top!

  8. Linda this is so fun!! The colors, fabrics…I felt like it was an eye spy as I got caught just looking at all your fun fabrics! I’d like to personally invite ya to my Tuesday Archive Linky on June 10th. It’s the linky party where you link up OLD quilting/sewing posts under the weekly themes…and on June 10th the theme is DIAMONDS! Yours would be the perfect post to link up and rejuvenate! Stop by: myplvl.blogspot.com

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