Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Diamond Star EPP Quilt in Progress

In March I wrapped up a lap size 2" hexie EPP quilt; I am pretty sure I neglected to blog pics of the finished quilt, so maybe I will get around to doing that soon. I felt a bit lost, and so I started sewing some 2" 60 point diamonds in Elea Lutz Milk, Sugar, and Flower. I quickly realized that a mini wasn't going to be big enough to satisfy my enthusiasm, and so I resigned myself to making a twin size quilt for my youngest daughter.

I have a bit over 2/3 of my blocks completed, and almost all of the remaining diamonds cut and/or basted to be sewn. I will wait on the final layout until after I have all of the blocks done. The pic above was hastily laid out to give me an idea of how many more I needed to make.

This will be my biggest hand sewing project to date. I have also really stepped up my fussy cutting game. I usually just kind of approximate my fussy cut pieces for EPP, but that doesn't work as well with diamond stars from the same fabric. It uses so much fabric, but I am having a blast.

This Momo trees diamond may be my favorite ever.

I take my diamonds everywhere, but it is still slow going.


  1. My goodness, what a wonderful project! I love your fabric selection, all the fussy cutting, and the momo trees diamond is certainly very effective! This is going to be an heirloom for sure!

  2. OMG! I have to try making these some day. I've done hexies, but these diamonds really turn out much cuter!! Love the frogs and the way you fussy cut several others.