Thursday, October 11, 2012

Warm/Cool Diamond Quilt Complete

A completed quilt!
This quilt was made from 238 unique charm squares exchanged in a large color wheel swap.  I paired complementary colors to create the half-square triangles and arranged them in a diamond pattern using the warms and cools as rows.  (Which is the warm and which is the cool when you pair red-violet with green-yellow?--I let the surrounding colors define those pairs.)

I needed something colorful and large scale for the backing.  This is La Paloma from Alexander Henry.  I love that there are birds in this print.

Bound in a purple-y print from South Seas Fabrics.

Free-motion quilted by me on my li'l ol' domestic machine.  This post describes the quilting in more detail.

Wrinkled well in the dryer . . . soft and cuddly.

Finished Size: 56" x 68"
Finished Date: October 10, 2012

Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


Pieces of Cotton said...

Very nice! And that's about a perfect nap size, don't you think?

Kat said...

I am absolutely terrible at HSTs so I'm always doubly impressed when I see such a beautiful quilt made of nothing but. I love that you set the diamond up in the corner and worked out from there. Great pattern and colors.

April said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! :)

Karen H said...

Wow, beautiful quilt!

News from the Nest said...

What a fantastic, intricate quilt!

Jennie said...

I love it all, but the backing is so perfect. Well done!

Ellie Q said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern. The quilting looks great too!

Indianna said...

I love how these look together with the off set diamond....I've still not used mine!