Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dizzy Diamonds {a pattern}

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This post has been a long time in the making!  It didn't take me that long to actually make the quilt but there's a lot that goes into writing an actual pattern.

Despite how this quilt looks, there are no templates or special rulers!  That's the number one question I am asked.  Nope... all you need are your basic quilting supplies!

There's a trick to the diamond construction and it's a pretty cool one which makes this quilt come together fast.

My quilt details... and I emphasize my because this is my quilt.

-  Mix of Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934
-  some Pezzy prints
-  and a few Kona solids thrown in to give your eyes a place to rest.
-  It measures approximately 50" x 65"

The quilting... one of my favorite new ways to quilt.  The random spirals are what gave this quilt its name.

It's super dense quilting but I've washed the quilt twice now and it's just as soft as any of my other free motion quilted quilts.

The binding.  I've been hoarding this print for a long time.  I cut it on the bias using this tutorial {yes I have to refer back to my own tutorials!} and I really love it.

So like I said, this quilt is my quilt.  I took some of the things I love the most... numbers, letters, typewriters, a tape measure, and a fun and quirky block construction to reflect "me". 

Out of all the quilts I've made, I've never done that.  I'm normally all about the colors, prints, trends, etc.  So if you haven't done this you really should, it's a lot of fun to make a quilt that reflects your personality!

And I must mention that I had some wonderful pattern testers!  Their quilts are beautiful and their input was invaluable.  I appreciate their willingness to make this quilt and give good and honest feedback.  Thank you!!

You can find all the details, fabric requirements, and purchase the pattern here in my Craftsy shop.  It's an instant PDF download and this is a fat quarter friendly pattern as well.  I would rate this pattern as a good fit for a motivated beginner and beyond.   And like any of my projects you always have access to me to ask questions! 

I have also partnered with Sew Lux Fabric once again and they have put together two beautiful kits to make your own Dizzy Diamonds quilt.  I'll be making a second quilt in the Modern Prints very soon!

For a limited time the kits are on sale for $45.00...

This quilt was a lot of fun to design and really appreciate all the positive feedback and comments along the way as I worked to finish the quilt and the pattern.  Ya'll are the best!

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Heather D. said...

Very cool quilt! Congrats on the new pattern and for doing it for YOU!!

CitricSugar said...

Congrats, my dear! Way to OWN it!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Congrats! You should be proud; it's a beautiful quilt. I love that binding.

Kandi said...

Wow it's beautiful and the binding is extra special, so pretty! x

~Kelie~ said...

This is gorgeous!!!!

Rene' said...

Congratulations Jennifer!! What a fun quilt. Love that you made it YOU!

Shontelle said...

Great quilt! At first I thought it was just pinwheels - but it's awesome diamonds - very cool. Thanks for the bias binding tutorial - I am about to tackle it for the first time and am feeling a bit nervous!

Nicole said...

Ooooo, I am SOOO excited you have posted this quilt pattern, as I have been coveting it for weeks!! Heading over to the craftsy site now to get it. Such an awesome quilt!

Deborah said...

WOW, Jennifer!!! Love! Love! Love!

Nanette Merrill said...

This is a fantastic quilt. I love it. I really like the motion the fabrics make and how your choices of light and dark work together. The binding is amazing. I really want to copy that idea.

Cindy Jo said...

Very pretty! I haven't had the nerve to try anything with triangles yet.

prairieharmony said...

Congratulations on making your own quilt. It is so nice and I know you will really enjoy it :) As quilters we are always thinking of others and events and special occasions that we would like to make special quilts for and rarely do we take a moment to make things for ourselves. You deserve it!!! :)

Marit said...

Congratulations Jennifer! I fell in love with your quilt as soon as it started showing up on your blog. So happy you made it into a pattern. I am heading over to Craftsy right now...

; ))

Kathleen OGrady said...

Wow, what a great quilt. I love the Pezzy Prints and the Circa 1934 collections. You just whip out these quilts like it was nothing....I'm jealous and inspired :)

euphoria said...

Lovely pattern! I adore the quilting!!!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Well done! I really love your colour choices with this one, they look so good. And of course the binding, well nothing more needs to be said. So glad you will be enjoying snuggling under this quilt this winter!

suemac said...

Very nice. Great job.

Debbie said...

Love your quilt!!

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely wonderful.Love,love!!

Alexandra2791 said...

This pattern is no longer available in Craftsy, where else can I find it? Alexandra alexandra2791sr@yahoo.com

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