This is the Diamonds quilt our DoGood Stitches Haven circle made for our September blocks. I saw this quilt on Kathy's blog post and just fell in love with the bright colors and simplicity of the blocks.
They are just 5 inch squares to start with, made into HST's and squared up to 4.5 inches. Then just sewn into a diamond shape.
This was a great way to use up some random leftover charm squares! And, I don't know about you, but sometimes those lights that aren't really that light, or have just a bit more color than you really want, are tricky to work with. So this quilt was the perfect spot for those.
The colors match the backing pretty well huh?
The quilting just got an all-over treatment in a cream thread. I quilted a variety of motifs in it to keep it fun and interesting. And it's just more fun to quilt that way too :)
This was my last quilt for the Haven circle. At the end of 2017 some members decided to drop out and the few of us left were divided and put into other groups. So I am now in the Nurture circle! We have already made some really neat blocks that I will share one of these days.
Katie made this super huge dresden quilt with a crazy improv pieced red heart in the center.
Love how this one looks!
From the orange pieces I quilted feathers and ribbon candy in the strip pieced wedges.
I had some orange thread that worked perfectly.
I switched to a light brown in the pieced wedges. In her red print background I just kept it super simple with some swirls since any quilting would be pretty invisible anyway with that busy print.
The big heart was hand embroidered across the piecing, in true crazy quilt fashion. So I used those sections to quilt a different pattern in each. Just to make more interest on top of interest on top of interest. :)
And if you thought the top was minimalist, this is her back! Just the opposite! She used lots of leftover blocks and pieced bits from other past projects into this amazing backing.