Tiffany Diamonds Quilt

Hi Fellow Quilters! It's Jera from bringing you a beautiful quilt made with the Breakfast at Tiffany's Moda collection by Fig Tree Quilts. Check out my easy 6-step tutorial. Enjoy! Click the image below for a close-up.

I love the simplicity of this quilt. Working backwards, it is made up of 12 of the following finished blocks:
And the above finished block is made up of 4 of these guys pieced together:
Basically, to make this quilt all you need to learn is how to make the above block. Step 1 (below) will get you started!

  • Total of 48 ten inch squares (1 layer cake pack which has 42 squares + 3/4 yard of fabric cut into 6 squares)
  • Total of 96 five inch squares, same print (2 charm packs + 1 fat quarter cut into 6 squares)
  • 65”x90” of backing fabric (about 4 yards)
  • Batting
  • Yarn to tie quilt
Note: 1 yard of fabric = 12 ten inch or 48 five inch squares

Step 1: Sort all 48 of your ten inch squares into 12 piles of 4 squares each. As shown below, have each pile match with similar colors/prints.

Step 2: For each ten inch square (all 48), do the following Steps A-E:

A) Take 2 five inch squares, and on each square mark a diagonal line from corner to corner. As shown below, I used a Hera marker which is a plastic tool that creates a crease on the fabric when pressed with a firm hand. With a Hera marker, you can layer the fabric (~2 layers), and the crease will show through both layers.

If you don’t have a Hera marker, simply draw a line using a ruler and pen, or fold the square diagonal and press with an iron and then unfold.

B) Align 1 five inch square along the top left corner of a ten inch square. Make sure the placement of the diagonal line is the same as below.
Pin in place, and then sew directly along the diagonal line:

C) Cut a ¼” seam along the left outer part of the diagonal line that so that the corner comes off.
Up-close photo (be sure to cut a 1/4" allowance from the stitched line):

D) Press open with an iron:

E) Repeat steps B through D, but on the bottom right corner of the ten inch square.

Step 3: After completing Step 2 for all 48 ten inch squares, you can assemble the piles of 4 that you sorted in Step 1. First, arrange the 4 blocks as shown below. Next, sew the top 2 blocks together and then the bottom 2 blocks together to create 2 units.

Last, sew the top and bottom units together.
(Note for Newbies: when I refer to sewing, I mean right sides facing together, sew a ¼” seam, and then press open with an iron).

Step 4: Arrange your finished blocks in 4 rows of 3 blocks each.
Start by sewing each of the 3 blocks together in each row. And then sew each row together to create the pieced quilt top.

Step 5: Baste, and then Quilt it! For this one, I decided to tie it (shown below) rather than machine quilt. Click the following for a tutorial on how to tie a quilt. If you've never done it before, you'll love it because it's quick and you don't have to worry about the fabric layers puckering like you do when machine quilting. It looks great too, and makes for a much fluffier quilt.

Step 6: Bind it! Click the following for a Quick Quilt Binding Tutorial.

That's it, you're done!

Tip! Save the corners you cut from Step 2c. You can use them for an easy half square triangle scrap quilt project down the road!

76"x57" Quilt

Jera Brandvig
{Quilting in the Rain}


Karen said...

terrific looking quilt and great name! looks like it will work up fairly quickly ... have added it to the ever growing list of want to do's! thank you!

Cindy said...

Great tutorial and pretty quilt.

Molly said...

Love this, Jera! Congrats on another great project! :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

It's beautiful! I have some charms waiting for a project...This project! Yeah!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Said charms, meant cake. Can I blame my typo on my hurt finger? =)

I am Just One Mom said...

before cutting the triangles off the corners: I draw the cutting line 1/4" from the corner to corner stitching and then stitch another 1/4" seam. So when you cut the triangles off along the drawn lines, they are already 1/2 square triangle pieces! Weeeeoooo!

Karen said...

Love this pattern! Thanks for a great design.

Kimberly said...

I love this--would love to try it....wondering where the 6" squares from the 3/4 yard go?
Im a newbie quilter...probably just not getting it :)

Sherry said...

Great pattern. Thanks for sharing!

Quilting In The Rain said...
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Quilting In The Rain said...

To Kimberly: This is an EXCELLENT quilt for a beginner because it's a simple, repetitive block =) To answer your question, the ingredients list reads:

"Total of 48 ten inch squares - (1 layer cake pack which has 42 squares + 3/4 yard of fabric cut into 6 squares)."

You're not cutting '6 inch' squares, what you need to do is cut a total of 6 ten inch squares from the 3/4 yards of fabric. The reason is because this project requires a total of 48 ten inch squares (aka Layer Cakes). A typical Layer Cake pack by Moda has only 42 squares. So if you wanted, you can buy 2 layer cake packs (which would give you 84 ten inch sqrs), OR just buy 1 Layer Cake pack (42 squares), plus 3/4 yards of fabric which is enough to cut a total of 6 ten inch squares. Just make sure that ¾ yrd matches your Layer Cake pack.
Sorry if this is super confusing. Please let me know if you have any more questions!!! Thanks for the question; it's always good to get these things clarified. :)

Brooke said...

One of my favorite Moda Bake Shop projects EVER. Thanks for this super easy, and very attractive project! The timing is perfect, as this could go together quickly in time for the holidays. I have a change in my plans today as I am unexpectedly home with a sick little one, so I think I'll get started on this while she sleeps! Glad I happen to have some "extra" fabric on hand!

Quilting In The Rain said...

Thank you! And good luck to Brooke! This quilt is perfect for a quick project, it comes together so easily :)

amandajean said...

i really like this quilt! nice work!

Kim and Jim said...

I love this!! I was totally looking for a quick & easy pattern that I could whip up for a gift for Christmas and this is just the one. I love the simplicity that looks much more complicated than it is :)

And I love the tip on sewing your extra little half-square triangle pieces together before cutting them off... amazing!

Thank you for posting it & Merry Christmas!