Diamond TAW

It’s finished!! Well, the top is anyway…….wanna see?

As soon as I saw Brigitte’s pattern I knew I wanted something special for the corners, so I fussy cut the same Elizabeth head as I’d done for the centre, then thought I’d add a ring of hexagons

so I chose my set of 24 and proceeded to “kiss” sew them together (kiss = just a couple of stitches at the meeting point) with the rest of the set all neatly lined up in the lid of my box.

there we go, all ready to stitch down

except……

oops – the green one is joined on the wrong corner! Easily fixed……

and then all appliqued into place. I thought I might add a hexagon “flourish” on each side

After some tweaking I was happy with the flourish. I also thought I’d try some broderie perse and did two corners with the hexies

and two with the broderie perse

so finished, it looks like this

I actually finished sewing the four corners on on Sunday evening, but just haven’t had the where-with-all (end of piecing blues?) to do more until yesterday when I made up a backing using this fabric that I picked up on special many moons ago

and I’ve decided to try, for the first time, a “Summer Coverlet”, meaning there’s no wadding between the layers, so I cut the backing to the same size as the front, stitched them right sides together leaving a gap, turned it right sides out and hand stitched the gap closed.

Sometime over the weekend (maybe!) I’ll do some pin basting and then start hand quilting

but done this way will be perfect for those Summer nights when you don’t need a blanket but a sheet just isn’t enough (the last two pics were just ‘cost!)

The incentive to finish was the arrival of a parcel from Tambourine to Tilba, containing these

all for my Vermont Summer Medallion BOM with Judy Newman, with the fabric on the right being for the border. I think the ones on the left will work well with my fabric pull for this quilt. Have I shown you the pull? Maybe not…..

here it is, all ready and set to go in its own box. I delved deep into the recesses of my Fabric Library, drawing out of hiding some very old fabrics. Mixing a few eras here and adding in some Liberty, checks, and modern prints, but all in a more subtle palette then normal for me……

So now I’m off to make a start on Month 1 (hopefully finishing before Month 2 arrives!)

Have a lovely weekend Dear Peeps.

Much love

Meredithe x

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10 Responses to Diamond TAW

  1. Jennifer Farmer says:

    Oh Meredith it’s stunning.

  2. Shirley Sherratt says:

    I have enjoyed watching your project evolve and I love the corners. It will spur me on now that I have chosen the next round (7) . Love those pretty fabrics too.

  3. elainesuller says:

    Oh my goodness! I absolutely love how you have finished this! I am still plodding along on round 2 🙂

  4. Cécile says:

    Absolutely wonderful !!

  5. acityquilter says:

    wow that is awesome…i love the corners…a perfect finish…

  6. Linda Dutch says:

    Looks amazing! I’ve often wondered about making a ‘coverlet’ quilt, perfect for those hot summer nights. And the fabrics for your next project look tempting too!

  7. Helen says:

    What fantastic finish, beautifully balanced.

  8. Gorgeous, and particularly lovely to see the flourishes on the corners!

  9. Kyle says:

    What a beautiful quilt. The colors are light and the design airy. Perfect for a summer coverlet. The corners are awesome.

  10. Gail says:

    Oh my….how very gorgeous! I’ve loved following your progress and can understand your ‘addiction’. The finale is fabulous! I’ve resisted this TAW so far…it might be in my future!

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