Monday, May 2, 2016

One Block Wonder Fun

You may recall from my Sunday Procrastination post earlier this month that Sandy @ Upstairs Hobby Room has been hosting a One Block Wonders BOM.

April's block is called Diamond Path.  Here's my version.


I forgot to take photos during the sewing process.  Here is what one block looks like.


I wasn't sure about the orange with the teal, but now that's it's finished....I love it!!!  It's a small finish around 25 inches -- a very small baby quilt for the stroller or laying on the floor.  I think I'm going to bind it with orange.


And since I had so much fun with this one, I cut fabric to make a purple one.  It's a great project for 2.5-inch strips.


This is a Year of the Stash 2016 project -- everything came from my stash.


Linking up with:

April One Block Wonders @ Upstairs Hobby Room
Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts


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14 comments:

  1. I did my blocks out of stash too, but at the end struggled a bit to find enough blues.great with the orange, and I can see that the purple one will be stunning too.

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  2. The teal and orange look great together, and I'm excited by the lime and purple, too.

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  3. This is a beautiful block. I love turquoise and orange together. Will you quilt it and leave it as a mini quilt?

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  4. Can't wait to see the purple one. Please post it.

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  5. Really a great looking quilt. The orange binding is going to look amazing.

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  6. I LOVE the orange and teal. I think the orange binding will be perfect.

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  7. I love this block! And you were spot on putting orange with teal, such a sharp color combo! :) I need to remember this one for future stash busting!

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  8. The orange and teal go great together. Love the block.

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  9. How did I miss One Block Wonders? Love the colors in this one... off to check out the link.

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  10. Your color choices are perfect. Makes the diamond shine :-)
    Looking forward to the purple green combination.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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  11. I like your blocks, orange binding will be a nice finish. And oh! a new Diamond Path in purples. I'm currently doing 2 BOMs and hope to do all of them from my stash.

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  12. The colours look great together,orange binding will give a perfect finish.

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  13. Anja, I went to Google and found a spiral stencil, it was only the first few rounds, as after that you can use the guide to get the right width between the rows. I pinned it onto the blocks, and the start of the spiral is not the centre, it is slightly to one side. I stitched without thread, then went over the holes with a marking pencil. I had to undo those first rounds, after the whole lot was done, as I had a little "jump" in one part. Some have suggested to do it with an open foot, rather than the walking foot, then change over. I didn't get any puckers at all, it all smoothed out as I went. I pinned it as I would a huge quilt, taped the backing to a wide desk, put the batting down, then pinned the top. This was another stunning pattern from Sandy, and the one I have liked the very best of all.

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  14. I really like this! The orange gives just the right amount of contrast. I know I've read so many quilting magazines that always say blue with "cheddar" goes well together....I guess they are right since your quilt is gorgeous with that pop of orange :)

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