Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Diamond Star EPP Quilt

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

Quilt details
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
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)
-1/2 block

Template papers
Purchase at

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? 

Border details:


  1. stunning. and you blogged! hooray!

  2. Thank you for this post. I have bookmarked it. This is amazing work!

  3. Holy Avocado, woman, you are a freaking ROCK STAR. This quilt is so incredible, I don't know how you'll ever top it, but at the same time, I know you so I'm sure you'll manage to top it somehow! You are such an inspiration to me!

  4. Absolutely beautiful quilt. Well done girl!