Friday, May 18, 2018

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


Jayne said...

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!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

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!

Frédérique said...

I love your quilt, and the quilting!

Lisa J. said...

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

Tu-Na Quilts said...

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

Kris said...

Oh love it. Turned out great and bright.

Shannon said...

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

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is a striking quilt. Well done.

Cheryl said...

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

Tish Stemple said...

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

Danice G said...

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

vaiybora said...

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