Layered Diamonds Lap Quilt Finish

I am a huge fan of the design team over at Quilt Theory so was really sad when they announced the team wouldn't be producing anymore patterns - although most of them will continue to offer patterns on their own website.

Anyhow, I thought it was a fun coincidence that I finished one of their designs recently.

Layered Diamonds was design by Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting JetGirl for Quilt Theory. I love Yvonne's work and have made quilts based on her designs a number of times already. This one was no different - it was fun, quick, very well explained and it makes for a really modern lap quilt.

I used low volume scraps and fat quarters for the background and scraps for the coloured blocks. I just love the pops of colour against the light background!

The quilting is a FMQ flower design which I really like. It's quick and easy and the texture is just wonderful. I'm actually going to be doing a demo of this design during the next Montreal MQG sew-in so it'll be nice to have a finished quilt to show my fellow guild members.

The backing is a super soft sheet I've had for a while. I use sheets as backing all the time - there is no piecing required, they are usually really soft and you can get some pretty nice prints! We don't typically use the flat sheet on our bed so whenever I buy sheet sets, I keep the flat one for quilt backings.

The binding is scraps from the low volume fat quarters.

This is finish number 5 off my Q2 list for the 2018 FAL. I'm really happy to have been super productive so far this quarter because with the nice weather coming, I might not feel like being in my sewing room so often!


I will be linking up at a few fun places this week:

Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday
Tish's Adventures in Wonderful for TGIFF
Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday


  1. What a beauty!! First...I love a rainbow, Second...I love quilting texture and Third, I need to try using a sheet one day!! Its really a beautiful quilt!!

  2. I love that quilting motif and it adds a perfect texture to the quilt. I hope the demo of the design at your meeting goes well!

  3. It's beautiful. I have several of Yvonne's patterns and I really should get moving on producing some of them.

  4. Gorgeous quilt!! The quilting must have taken you lots of time. Great job.

  5. Oh love it. Turned out great and bright.

  6. I love the contrast between the geometric quilt pattern and the floral FMQ design. SO good!

  7. This is a striking quilt. Well done.

  8. Beautiful! I love your color placement and the quilting design.

  9. Congrats on your beautiful finish! Aren't Yvonne's patterns the greatest? I love how those bold colors pop against the neutral background.

  10. What a gorgeous quilt. I love the low volume background fabrics, and the colorful diamonds. What a beauty this quilt is.

  11. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!



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