After just under a year of stitching (and maybe a month of inactivity) E's diamond star quilt is done, washed and crinkly. So many stitches, so many fussy cuts. Additional in progress photos can be found in my previous blog post here.
Hand pieced using English Paper Piecing method
54" x 72" after washing (will ultimately go on a daybed)
99.5 blocks consisting of (12) 2" diamonds = 1,194 diamonds
Diamonds cut using acrylic cutting template from Paper Pieces
Borders to even out edges
Backing: Lecien Flower Sugar pink floral
Binding: Vintage Picnic 108" wide navy bias gingham
Diamonds pieced as follows
-95 full blocks
-4 blocks pieced in halves (one half block is attached at top of quilt and one half block is attached at bottom of quilt)
Purchase at www.paperpieces.com
Alternatively, here are links to cut your own papers. I print on 110 weight cardstock at 100%.
Print with minimum border of .25" and block size of 2" with black outline
I made my own papers and cutting template as very few were needed for this project. I've attached the PDF below for others to use. Cut fabric larger than the paper template, with 1/4" or 3/8" seam allowance all around.
For outer corners, cut paper in half - you only need two half border pieces.
Love the look of this quilt, but want to machine piece it?
Check out Vintage Carousel quilt pattern by Stitch Mischief. It's a good one!