August 26, 2016

The Lawn Diamond Quilt Top is Finished!


I'm so happy to have this quilt top finished.  It was a real PIA, "pain in the ass" to work on and finish.  If you follow me on IG you know all about it.


I started with 20 different solids and the pattern suggested coloring in the spaces to get your placement correct.  No way was that going to work with all these colors.  Below is my solution:


I used the fabric selvages to  determine which solid goes where on each of the 120 blocks.  No way coloring would have worked!


After putting together the first 40 blocks, the monotony of chain piecing these blocks really got to me.  It's so boring, worth it, but boring.  That's when I took a break and made 6 Mail Sack Bags.





Finally, the blocks were all put together, and I could tear the papers off the back.  I only tore off 24 at a time in order to keep them organized in the correct position.  The first 24 are above, then there were 48!


After that, it went pretty fast.  I spent last evening taking the papers off of the rest of the blocks and keeping them organized on trays.  Today I assembled the  remaining 72 blocks, working in sets of 24.  It took most of my day to get it done.

It was worth all the effort and headaches.  I love it.  (I do not recommend this pattern for beginning quilters or for someone who has not done any previous paper-piecing.  The pattern offers no help for beginners.)

Lawn Diamond Quilt Top:
Started on June 30, 2016
Finished on August 26, 2016
Measurements 54 x 60 inches

May your bobbins always be full,

3 comments

  1. Well done on completing this wonderful colourful top. It looks amazing and I could see a smaller version on my wall :)

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  2. This came out absolutely gorgeous, Jan!

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