Saturday, December 4, 2010

Squares & Diamonds Quilt

Here's the video that I filmed as I was making the Quilt.

Instead of the making the 80 Block quilt ....I made a 42 Block Throw.  They are made the just add more blocks (and use a flower die instead of the scallop square die).

I had made one mistake when I was making it....I accidentally put two pieces of fabric with dragonflies next to each other.....and I'm happy to report I was able to move it. 

The Scallop Squares were cut with a Big Shot Die Cut Machine (which sales for only $99) and the Scallop Square die and I have instructions I'm working on.

Here's what I have so far:

  • 3 yards of white or ivory fabric (I prefer Moda).  This is for your 8" Blocks.
  • 8 Fat Quarters (the more patterns the better)  I used five patterns with you could double up on a few to get 8.
  • If you prefer to purchase yardage instead of Fat Quarters - purchase 1/3 yard of fabric for each pattern you want to use.  You need at least five patterns.
  • Batting, Binding & Backing Fabric - you'll need 3 yards of Backing Fabric, for the throw size (can be purchased after you've made the quilt top if you're using a color...I tend to use the same white or cream for my mine).  As for the Batting & Binding.... I leave that to the experts and take it to my local quilt shop and they measure it.

To my friend Tammy.....girl you have everything you need to get started.  I wanna see something happen soon :)

p.s. Anyone out there want to type the instructions for me and trade for some Stampin' Up! product? 
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anita said...

i would love to type up instructions for you .. let me know if u still need help


Julie Beckert said...

I would love to type your instructions for you. I am recuperating from open heart surgery this is something I can do. I also lost my job so I would definitely love to trade for some stampin Up. Please let me know.

Julie Beckert

Anonymous said...

Angie.....I live just up Pflumm from you. Am willing to stop by and get instructions to type them up for you.


Mary said...

Love your throw, the colors are so pretty! Mary

Anonymous said...


The quilt looks great! Just on hint, when you're ironing the seams, don't run your iron back and forth like you're ironing clothes, just lay the iron on the seams to steam or "set" them. The back and forth motion can tend to stretch your seams. Also if you iron the seam closed first then iron it open it will make a more set seam. The typical way to iron your seams is to iron a whole row one direction and then the next row the opposite direction which can be easier to remember which way to iron them.

You've done a great job!! Keep em coming! Would love to see how you sew the flower quilt!

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

How fun, yet it couldn't be easier! That would also be great to do with the pre-cut charm packs to save even more time!! This would make such a cute and quick little baby quilt, throw, or wall hanging! Thanks for sharing...

BTW: Have you done a tutorial on how to use the 5 point star die cut? I have it but haven't did anything...