Diamonds, how suggestive! And so it is, suggestive and let me tell you, addictive! This is one of those projects that linger in your head, I watched this video on youtube some time ago, but it talked about "quilt patis" and although I googled it I didn't know how to get them
Pero este año mi hijo empezó a ir a extraescolares y eso significa esperas y horas de no hacer nada ¡¡¡¡¿De no hacer nada?!!! Eso no va conmigo, así que llegó el momento
But this year my son started out of school classes, which means lots of waiting doing nothing. Doing nothing??!! No, that's not like me! It's time to hand sew!video de youtube, entré en el blog de Jessica y además encontré a Ana de quilterbell que tenía dos quilts preciosos hechos con esta técnica.
I got all the information I could get, from youtube, from Jessica's blog, I also got to meet Ana from quilterbell who has already made two quilts with this technique.
Authen-tic tenía las plantillas y me lancé. En una bolsita llevo, hilo en una canilla de la máquina para que no abulte mucho, aguja, tijeras, clips, las plantillas y telas cortadas con forma de diamante. Son tiras de un jelly roll que corto marcando con la regla 60º
I saw that authe-tic sold the templates and I embarked. In a little plastic pouch I carry a bobbin of thread, needle, scissors, paper clips, the templates and a bunch of fabrics already cut into diamonds. I took some strips from a jelly roll and cut them with the aid of the 60º mark on my ruler.
You can hold the fabric to the templates with paper clips,
You join the pieces with a whipstitch
The good thing about the plastic templates is that while basting you don't go through the template, and so you don't need to undo it. On the other hand, you can only remove the template when you have the four sides of the template sewn in place so that you soon run out of the 21 templates that one packet contains. What I did was copying the templates into plastic from the covers of a notebook
De momento voy formando estrellas a las que les añado dos diamantes del color de fondo
At the moment I am just doing six point stars with two pieces of the background colour
I will later join them all to make the top
The technique is called English Paper Piecing, and you can use diamonds or hexagons...
You can make very different designs and I think this is the perfect project if you have waiting time
During my free time, for small or long trips, to do on a plane or even while you're having a coffee and a chat. I always carry my purse in my bag and little by little this quilt is growing. Let's see how far it takes me!