It's quilted and in the mail! I'm hoping Nicole will like it - I used her favorite colors - which, surprisingly, were VERY difficult for me to work with! You would think fabric is fabric...but not in my world. I like to sew with lighter colors so working with dark colors kind of messed with my mojo. But I love how this quilt turned out...now, let me give you a tip, in case YOU decide to make a diamond-block quilt: Don't.
Diamond-block - yes well, it kind of got lost because even though the 4-patch diamond was set on point, the "point" disappeared when I failed to use the same color fabric for the setting blocks...and to make matters worse, this quilt was sewn together on the diagonal - allowing MANY opportunities for each block to be stretched beyond recognition...one of my many talents, that and not being able to match points are two of my strongest skills when working on the bias. With some strategic hand-sewing, I was able to remove all of the stretchers...and miraculously, the quilt lays as flat as the mister's personality.
Plans to have this quilt professionally quilted were dashed when I realized I didn't make the back big enough to fit on the machine...so I had to quilt this myself...it was rather tricky...but I think my quilting just adds to the uniqueness of this quilt...lost diamonds, repaired stretchers, unmatched points, with love sewn into every stitch.
Seeing my quilts in pictures is something I LOVE...because as the maker of 30-foot quilts (quilts best viewed from 30 feet away) everything looks great!
Nicole...I agonized over this quilt until I decided to make the diamond block - which seemed to fit perfectly for you because you are a real jewel...(and diamonds are a girls best friend - let that be your mantra) so happy snuggling to you and good luck this semester at school!