DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
This is the only quilt in the book that is pieced using the 'sew and flip' method on foundation. I used muslin as my foundation and since the quilt already had three layers I chose not to use batting. I hand quilted it and love the soft drape and snuggly effect. I used pearl cotton with big stitch method because I like my hand quilting to show!
This quilt uses a method I often all my 'therapy'. I have a bin of tiny squares and strips leftover from other projects. When I'm tired or don't want to think too much, I pull out the bin and start sewing these little bits together. I then trim the pieced units into strips. This quilt is made up of those pieced strips. Talk about a scrap buster!
It's no secret that I LOVE selvage quilts. I've made lots of selvage quilts and I am fairly certain this one is my favorite so far! By grouping the selvages according to color, I was able to create spools of selvages in a rainbow! I love that these spool blocks play together so nicely. I am currently working on a version of this pattern using 1" strips of fabric. Because if one is good, more is better!
I hope you've had as much fun discovering these techniques for STRIP PIECING as I've had sharing them with you! I am so happy with these quilts and I look forward to seeing your versions of them in the future! Please tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you share photos so I can enjoy them too!
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Enjoy every stitch!