Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dazzeling Diamonds Quilt

This is the first quilt I have entered in a competition that won a special ribbon.  It took the Special Merit Ribbon in our 2011 County Fair.  The judge told me that it was mostly for my quilting.  I also did the hardest piecing on this quilt than I have done on any other quilt.  Those diamonds are tough.  I don't plan to make another diamond quilt for a very long time.
You get a better idea of the colors in the sun light. Thanks to my dh for holding my quilt.
This is the view of the back. I used 10 inch scraps to piece together a back. I just tried to stay in the same color family.  I love this back.  The picture doesn't do it justice.
These flowers are what won me my ribbon.  Click on the photo to see a close up of the roses.  I used a tan thread.  I wish I had used a thread that showed up better, but I wasn't confident enough in my quilting.  I am also just learning to choose thread colors.

Here is a photo of the rose on the back.


I wanted to delete this photo but couldn't.

Close up of the piecing.
I was going to quilt flowers in the large daimonds, but my sister insisted that this quilt called for line quilting.  I am so glad I listened to her.  These lines make the quilt.
 Better view of the line quilting.
I actually finished this quilt in December of 2010.  I just never got it posted here.  I wanted to include it in this journal of my quilting.  I am so proud of this quilt.  I am also proud of the ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by to look at it.

1 comment:

M and M plus 3 said...

I love it! All worth the difficultly in piecing and pieced backs are among my favorites but they take longer.


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