Big Diamonds Quilt – Ready to be Quilted!

This was a fun and pretty simple quilt to put together.  The borders came from my stash and I like how the blue looks with the yellow and red diamonds.  I had originally thought I would need to use a black and white inner border to help with all the yellow and red color saturation.  But when I auditioned the blue for the part instead, I really liked how it looked.

I was also grateful that I made a lot of strata!  Since reading directions isn’t my strong point, I just looked at the pictures and the measurements.  I didn’t give the direction of the diagonal cuts too much thought.  Once I did the cutting I realized that each color needed cuts on different angles for the pattern to work – oops!  Almost had a moment where I would have had to have a little temper tantrum and mutter things aloud that should have been kept to myself.  Fortunately because I had cut so many strata pieces there was no problem after all.  Phew!

Here are the strata rectangles and then the both sets of diagonal cuts.

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Sewing everything together didn’t take too long.  The good part was that I read enough of the directions to know that it would be a good idea to starch the strata before making the first cut.  That was very helpful because the fabric didn’t stretch too much.

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Adding the inner and outer borders were easy – here’s the finished product 🙂

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