Auntie's Diamonds




Finished Size: 57" X 88"

Hello again!!  It's Jamie from SunFlower Seeds with my new Moda Bake Shop project! Auntie's Diamonds is a quilt made from a Layer Cake and a Bella Solids Charm Pack!  I hope you like it and if you make one please add it to my Flickr Group!!  As always, be sure to check out my blog {jamiemueller.blogspot.com} for a giveaway!


1 Layer Cake “LC” (Sophie by Chez Moi)
1 Moda Bella Charm Pack “CP” (brown)
½ yard inner border fabric (blue houndstooth)
1 ¼ yard outer border fabric (paisley floral)
5 ½ yards backing fabric
¾ yard binding fabric (pink houndstooth)


Cutting Blocks:

1. Choose 40 LC squares (there are 42 in each pack) and cut each one in half. You will have 80- 5” X 10” rectangles.

2. Take 20 Charm Squares (1/2 of the pack) and cut each one in half horizontally and vertically. You will have 80- 2.5” squares.



Block Assembly:

1. Take one 2.5” square, fold in half diagonally and press. The pressed line will be your stitching line. Repeat with all 80- 2.5” squares.


2. Place one 2.5” square RST (right sides together) on the top right corner of one 5” X 10” rectangle. Pin in place and stitch on pressed line of 2.5” square. Repeat until you have 40 total on the top right corner. See photo:


3. Place one 2.5” square RST on the top left corner of one 5” X 10” rectangle. Pin in place and stitch on pressed line of 2.5” square. Repeat until you have 40 total on the top left corner. See photo:


4. Trim off excess fabric ¼” from sewn line. See photo:


5. Press all 40 RIGHT corner blocks towards the solid corner.

6. Press all 40 LEFT corner blocks towards the printed fabric (larger piece).

7. Square (trim) all blocks to 5” X 10”.



Top Assembly:

1. Layout blocks 8 rows of 10 blocks each as desired, making sure to match the small triangle corners to make the diamond in the center. See photo:


2. Sew blocks together in 4 patches to have 20 larger blocks, making sure to match seams of small triangles. See photo:

3. Sew the 20 larger blocks of four together until the center of the top is complete.

Inner Border:

1. From inner border fabric cut 7- 2 ½” X WOF (width of fabric) strips.

2. Measure center length of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. (You will have to sew 2 of the 7 strips short ends together to have enough length).

3. Sew side strips on each side of the quilt. Press towards border.

4. Measure center width of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. (You will have to cut 1 of the left over strips in half and sew each half strip to the short end of each top and bottom strips).

5. Sew top and bottom strips on the quilt. Press towards border.

Outer Border:

1. From outer border fabric cut 9- 4 ½” X WOF strips.

2. Measure center length of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. (You will have to sew 2 of the 9 strips short ends together to have enough length).

3. Sew side strips on each side of the quilt. Press towards border.

4. Measure center width of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. (You will have to cut 1 of the left over strips in half and sew each half strip to the short end of each top and bottom strips).

5. Sew top and bottom strips on the quilt. Press towards border.

Quilt as desired.

Binding:

1. From binding fabric cut 8- 2 ½” strips

2.Sew all 8 strips together (short ends) to make 1 continuous strip. Fold binding strip in half wrong sides together and press. Attach binding to right side of quilt (raw edges even) and machine stitch all the way around. Turn binding to back and hand stitch down.



Finished Size: 57" X 88"

Your new quilt is done!! ENJOY!






Jamie Mueller
{jamiemueller.blogspot.com}


18 comments:

Dawn Hendrix said...

Looks like a FAST project! Thanks for posting!

Marianne said...

Yum, yum! Just my kind of quilt - fast, easy and cute. ;-)

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said...

Exactly what Marianne said...yummy!!!

Sherry said...

Love your quilt. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

Thanks everyone, don't forget to hop on over to my blog for a giveaway!

Jill Rimes said...

Yeah, back on Moda Bakeshop!

Cindy said...

Really pretty!!

Pamela Nees said...

This is a great quilt! I'm thinking that you could alter the sizes also, making it lap or even baby-sized! Thanks for sharing this!!

Freak! said...

Wow that is an amazing idea. I love your quilt!

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Linda said...

Love thius quilt; cute, fun and fast. Would make a great last minute Christmas gift.

robin chapa said...

Omg... LOVE! Will try this asap w/ my Central Park layer cake. I was just waiting for an inspiring pattern.... consider me inspired!!! :)

Kell said...

What a lovely quilt & great idea for a last minute gift! Just like Pamela said it could be made in so many different sizes. I may have to use one of my Sunkissed layer cakes to make it. :)

shannabanana82 said...

Love it!!!!

JustJoyce said...

You are just too cool. Congratulations. I am going to miss the shop but best wishes to you all.

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful quilt. I love the design and fabrics.

traceyjay said...

I love this Jamie! So pretty! :)

Claire Jain said...

This pattern is really cool :-) I love the colors of the farics, too! Thanks so much for sharing

Mom2three said...

I made this quilt as a wedding quilt (almost queen size) for my niece. Great recipe and it went together very well. I'm so glad you shared Auntie's Diamonds!

http://aspiringmom2three.blogspot.com/2012/11/d-ls-wedding-quilt.html