Friday, January 29, 2016

December's String Diamonds

Happy Friday! The first of the string diamond quilts is done!  There are 3 of these, which were made from blocks collected during the December blocks drive for Covered in Love.  The response to the end of the year block drives were so overwhelming that I actually had to take January off to catch up. BUT, I'm ready to go again.  The link to February's block drive is at the end of this post.

Unfortunately I failed once again to wake up early enough to get the really good light, so we have to deal with some sun flare in the pictures.  These pretty, swirled string blocks I quilted with spiral squares in matching thread colors.  I did the in between brown diamonds, too, so the quilting ended up quite dense.

The quilt measures 60" square.  For the backing I used a white print that is busy enough to hide all the places my tensions wasn't quite perfect with the colored threads.

On the back are the labels, one for CiL and one listing the names of everyone who contributed blocks that month.

February's block is an easy one, a traditional split nine patch in nice earthy colors.  Be sure to check out the link if you want to participate.

Linking to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Wow! That is the prettiest use of brown I've seen! I love this! Well done!!!!

  2. I just love that you used brown as the background color for this quilt! I've used brown very sparingly in a couple of quilts but I have a good amount in my stash. . . I seem to be strangely drawn to it :) Beautifully done!

  3. Beautiful! I really wondered how all the different browns would work together

  4. All the colors look so nice with the brown. I also love to use a busy backing to 'hide' little quilting issues! Great Finish!

  5. Love it, love it, love it! The peacock colors are perfect with brown as a neutral.

  6. That turned out beautifully. Had FUN looking for my blocks... only to realize that you had posted a shot of the label WITHOUT my name on it! I'll be looking again when the NEXT quilt is completed!!