Monday, April 22, 2019

The diamond star wallhanging

Today is my stop on the Be A Diamond blog hop, hosted by Carol @ justletmequilt.com.   I am so glad Carol let me join.

For this hop we were to add a diamond to project or make a project with a diamond.   I found a few quilts I wanted to do with diamonds, and chose to do this one.  I decided first to make some of the blocks, then decided due to time constraints that I would make a wall hanging.   The diamonds for this project were cut at 45 degree angles.  It is a fun project to do.



This will be for 2 grandsons for their bedroom.  The 4 year old wants his bedroom in blue.  In fact, if I make him something he wants blue.  So I think I have accomplished that task.

Quilting this was fun.  Over the last several months I have been joining Angela Walters at www.quiltingismytherapy.com for her free motion quilting challenge.   It has been fun.  So, in the diamonds nd trianlgles I did dot to dot quilting.  In the squares I did a design called back and forth.  In the  blue and white border I did wishbone and in the outer border I did a wavy, wavy design.  All of the quilting was done free hand, meaning I did not use a computer.   The thread used was glide by www.habanddash.com and color is Azure.  Glide is my go to thread for quilting.  I love the sheen.



I have block pieces cut, and will be working on getting a quilt done for his new bedroom.




  Actually, I need to make 2.  The 2 year old agrees to blue, but he wants trains.  I will be on the lookout for fabrics with trains for him.

Now, let me just say that none of my grandkids are spoilt.  Geandma just likes to do things for them.

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24 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful diamond star, and a great opportunity to show off different quilting techniques.

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  2. Your quilt looks lovely and your quilting gives it great texture!

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  3. Well, I would certainly spoil my grandkids, too, if I had any. Very lovely wall hanging.

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  4. My grandsons are definitely spoiled by me and I'm proud of it. LOL This diamond star is really pretty! An entire quilt made from them will be amazing. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us!

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  5. Very nice! Your grandsons are very lucky to have such a talented grandmother. I always love all the inspiration in these blog hops. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  6. lol.....we are all allowed to spoil our grandchildren with quilts! It's the perfect reason to make quilts. Your star is the perfect use for the diamond shape.

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  7. Angela's videos are very inspiring! I love the design you made in the first border... is it called wishbone? Well done!

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  8. My grandson is a train lover too and has been since he was a year old, and he is eleven now. I am sure your grandsons will love their quilts.

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  9. Great diamond block choice. Will be a terrific quilt for the not spoiled grand child.

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  10. Every Grand should be spoiled and I know he will love his new blue quiltie!



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  11. Such lucky grandkids to have a Grandma who likes to do such wonderful things for them.

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  12. Great project, thanks for sharing

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  13. I know what you mean about those "unspoiled" grandskids! I love making things for mine too! Great job!

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  14. Lol this is the frist quilt mom made me when I was young..Her favorite go to block...Then it was the maple leaf quilt out of all are old cloths ...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  15. Fun diamond star and love the yellow and blue, they look so good together. Great quilting too! You are building skills for sure.

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  16. How sweet. I think it makes our job as crafter easier when someone knows what they like. My 3yo nephew loves trains too. :)

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  17. So cool. I hope you find the train fabric! Enjoy your day! :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  18. What a pretty star you've made! So nice that your grandsons help you know exactly what they'd like. Have fun creating!

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