Slow progress on the little hexagon/diamond project this week – not because it’s difficult or time-consuming, other projects have taken priority. But most of the diamonds have been divided now with a line of quilting, just the border and fill in blue half diamonds to work on.
I’m not overly thrilled with the overall effect and texture and am somewhat regretting my decision to quilt this in my hand rather than using a frame. I think the final result would have been crisper and clearer if I had used a frame. But it is what it is, and it has been an easy piece to carry around from place to place.
My intrepid band of volunteer students are currently making their own version of this little quilt but at a fractionally larger scale. The original piece has diamonds which measure 1 1/4inches per side, the revised version uses diamonds which measure 1 1/2inches per side. Having sent out templates and instructions I thought it would be a good idea to make a sample block to demonstrate and discuss –
Unfortunately I liked the look of this so much that I will be ordering another large bag of 1 1/2inch diamond papers from Lina Patchwork and making good use of a recently-sorted scrap bag of similar fabrics to make many more blocks. So another long-term, no-deadline project begins – and one of my sewing spots beckons . Happy stitching!