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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Quilted Diamonds

Catherine over at Quilt Obsession have over her latest posts been showing some of her gorgeous quilted diamonds - made from the patterns in Linda Franz's books Quilted Diamonds 1 & 2. I have had these books on my shelf for some years, and have wanted to try to piece some, and inspired by Catherine's posts I pieced my first three diamonds from the second book yesterday:

6: She was come to be happy, and she felt happy already; 49: Sensible, good humored, lively: 1: Miss Elizabeth's star

They are not perfect, but I'm happy with my first attempts - I think there will be more diamonds in my future :o)

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

22 comments:

cathicrafts said...

They look lovely... I did a few years ago, but Dear Jane was my bigger obsession so stopped with them...

I love the fabrics! Are they Japanese taupes?

Rose said...

They look great sweetie!!! You know i want to do these too lol My wish list just keeps growing!!
Hugs xxx

Julie said...

Oh My Goodness, these are beautiful, Anne Ida! I also bought this book from the recommendation of someone on the SBS list, but I haven't been brave enough to try yet (or frankly haven't had the time to start something new). Fantastic! You are so amazing.

Catherine said...

Anne Ida, those are gorgeous! I love the fabrics you're using -- absolutely beautiful! Aren't they fun to put together?

Jeanne said...

Anne Ida, your first diamonds are beautiful! The fabrics you chose are wonderful. I look forward to seeing many more.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

I've learned a new word: EXQUISITE, and I think that's a proper word for this!!

Karol-Ann said...

These are really interesting diamonds! How will you put them together?
I have just caught up on your travel pictures. Wow! 6 quilt shops, you did well :O)

Guðrún said...

Is this a practice for the Dear Jane triangles?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Loved catching up on the rest of your trops...that birthday block form leanne is fabulous, have I missed that or is it still coming...drop me a line!
Those quilt shops looked great, i like your suitcase stash...did you just leave your clothes in Australia? Tracey

Nadine said...

Those blocks are soooo beautiful, and you made them so well ! (love their names, too :>)
I'd never dare starting on these : so many bia's!
Are you handpiecing them ?

THANKS for your sweet email, dear : still feverish, aching in my whole body (ouch!) but warm and cosy at home, with lemon tea... and small stitcheries between two naps :>)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

blueberrylane said...

That book has been on my bookshelf for some years also :) Love your colours, it is going to be beautiful.

Teresa said...

Those blocks are very pretty, and so delicate looking. Did you hand piece them?
I must confess to having a single lonely block taht I hand pieced in bright batiks a couple of years ago!

Annelies said...

You use beautiful colours for these diamonds. I hope to see more in the future.

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

They look great. I especially like the one in the middle. I love Roses

The Chicken Lady said...

They're darling. I LOVE the star on the right. So cute!

Christine said...

Great job with the diamonds - very nice fabrics. Enjoyed all your holiday photos. Take care.

Floss said...

These look great. The colours are very pretty.

Butterfly said...

Hi
your diamonds are lovely :o)
I see why you are making them - took a look at Cathrine's page, how great!!

See you very soon :o)

((HUGS))

Hanne said...

Your diamonds are lovely Anne Ida :-)
I did not notice before that it looks like you have bought all the Butterfly Garden patterns when down under - am I right ?

HanneJ said...

They are so pretty! I have to come back and see how they turn out as a finished project :)

gwen said...

The fabrics are very romantic and the piecing is wonderful. It will become a beautiful elegant ladylike quilt when finished. Take care.

Landliv said...

Real exiting til visit your blog here from Norway. I should have travelled a lot more, but with small children, it's not so easy. Instead I can visit blogs like yours ;-)

Kjempefine arbeider også!

Have a happy easter holiday!