Sunday, December 11, 2016

Arcadia Avenue Quilted Diamonds


I finally decided how to quilt those big diamonds in Arcadia Avenue. They're fairly large. Each side measures 10 inches. I subdivided them into 4 diamonds where each side measures 5 inches.


I marked 4 one inch increments in the middle of each new diamond. I made a line that went from the top of the diamond, through the 1 inch mark, and then down to the very bottom of the diamond. That creates 5 areas to be quilted.


I quilted loops going back and forth in some of those areas. I quilted in 3 areas for 2 of the diamonds and 2 areas in the other 2 diamonds. I got the idea from Angela Walters book, Shape by Shape, Collection 2. She has the best designs. There are so many and it's very easy to mix and match them. 

I hope you can see my quilting in these pictures. It gets dark so early! I keep running out of daylight! You can open the images in a new tab and the detail is much better.

4 comments:

  1. Love what you've done!!!! Angela's books are full of great inspiration!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Doreen! Her books are full of inspiration! I buy a lot of her books and so glad to actually use them!

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  2. Wow! What a nice way to give dimension to the large diamonds, without detracting from the beautiful paper pieced blocks.

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    1. Thanks, Em! So hard to pick a design but I liked this one and decided to just go for it!

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