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Friday, April 26, 2019

Stripe Me a Diamond - Be a Diamond Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
and 
my day in the 
Be a Diamond Blog Hop.


Carol at Just Let Me Quilt is hosting this blog hop
and
the posts have just been incredible.




I never thought about how diamonds in quilts can be so different 
and add so much movement in a quilt.

My quilt is called
Stripe Me a Diamond.



It's string pieced on a foundation and then the diamond shape is paper pieced.

I started by drawing my own diamond paper pieced quilt block in Electric Quilt.


by Thermoweb
made paper piecing the diamonds
a piece of cake.
They are sturdy and see-through, yet easy to tear away.
They don't fall apart if you have to correct a mistake.
Ask me how I know...

You print the quilt block directly on the quilt block sheet and get right to stitching.



I made 64 blocks and played with the layout.

I wish I had taken a picture of my husband and son helping me remove all the quilt block sheets from the blocks. What would we do without help sometimes?


Ultimately deciding on an ombre look for sashing and borders.

Stripe Me a Diamond is 66" x 66"
and
is a stash busting quilt.

I quilted it on the Handiquilter with dragonflies and loops with the pro stitcher.


Be sure to visit all the diamonds of the day:

 Today - April 26


And here is a behind the scenes picture of my hubby helping me after a long day at work...


Again, what would we do without help?
I'm so lucky.


Win your own pack of 
Giveaway is limited to the U.S. only this time.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Entries until May 3rd, winner will be announced May 4th.


36 comments:

Cynthia said...

Fantastic quilt. We have learnt a lot about different diamonds over the week. I love how easy you diamond blocks were pieced. I must do more paper piecing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Just gorgeous! I never realized how many different ways diamonds can be created and used in a quilt.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your quilt! I use freezer paper for all my paper piecing and have never heard of Stitch n Sew sheets.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Lovely and interesting! Thanks for sharing your diamond quilt idea.

Carol said...

Love your quilt! Another great way to use scraps too. I always enjoy your projects, Carla.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh, I love it! Great colour, and I never saw these sheets before...fantastic!

Snowcatcher said...

Oh, my gosh! Your diamond quilt and color scheme are incredible!

Vicki in MN said...

What a fun bright diamond in the sky;) I love how you sashed it.

For the love of geese said...

I had to put on my shades because you are sparkling so bright today. Love the finish.

Kathryn said...

I'm loving all these diamond projects. Terrific.

Carol S. said...

This is a beautiful quilt that just sparkles like a diamond...love it! Those sheets are the best for paper piecing and make it so easy to tear off. I don't know what I'd do without my "crew" to help with photo shoots and all the other quilting needs I have. Thanks for hopping with us and sharing this amazing quilt!

Melva said...

You did a great job with the color transitions of your quilt! Thanks for sharing and for the give away chance. :) MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh that one is Fabulous!!! Love the color gradation!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Beautiful quilt! Love how bright and colorful it is.

Ramona said...

Great use of scraps! Another wonderful finish.

Sharon said...

What a great scrappy diamond quilt! Thanks for sharing with us!

Vasudha said...

What an awesome quilt! The ombre look is incredible.

Calicojoan said...

Oh the joys of removing paper from projects. LOL!! I'm jealous that you had help. :-) Fun fun project. I have templates all printed out for a big Bonnie Hunter string diamond quilt that I can't wait to start. Your pushing me off the edge with this one!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow gorgeous quilt. Love the string blocks.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Whoa, Carla! Stunning quilt. I like the ombre' effect too. Great use of scraps - this one's a treasure. Oh, and thanks for showing us the Stitch n Sew sheets - haven't seen that before. I'd love to try it out - thanks for the giveaway!

Shasta Matova said...

Wow Carla! That is an amazing gorgeous quilt! Fancy jewelry diamonds indeed! I am dressed up for work now, so luckily I didn't visit you and that quilt in sweatpants.

ShirleyC said...

Your work is always incredible! Beautiful quilt!

Michelle Churchman said...

Sooooo pretty!

Anna brown said...

Very very nice tyty for sharing I so love the colors.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Frédérique said...

Cute diamond quilt!

Susan said...

Wow! Just lovely Carla!

Danice G said...

What a colorful pretty quilt. Your work is always excellent.

Karrin Hurd said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the colo

GranChris said...

I love your pattern and color choices. Turned out wonderful.

Theresa said...

Very pretty quilt!! Love your color choices.

Britt-Inger said...

I´m so in love with your strippy diamonds. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This quilt is gorgeous, Carla! I love those striped diamonds! I actually drew my first diamond paper pieced block in EQ8 yesterday! I guess your post is confirmation that that is really the way to go with my cornerstones! Mine won't be striped but it is paper-pieced. This will be the first time I've ever used a paper pieced block in a quilt. It's for our guild show in June. Now, after seeing how yours look so beautiful, I can't wait to go try this out. I'm new at paper piecing. I wish I had some of that StitchNSew to try out today!! LOL Have a great weekend, Carla - and thanks for the inspiration!

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful block you designed and the quilt is fabulous!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a wonderful stash buster quilt, Carla!! Between the stripes, diamonds, and sashing, you really created a beauty. It's SEW gorgeous!

Lisa Marie said...

I love the way you've done this. So beautiful!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

One of my favourite quilts in the be a diamond hop. Love the colours, the scraps and all the help you had from your wonderful family. Thanks for brightening my day.