Are you a diamond lover? With diamonds jewels at the top of your jewelry wish list?
There’s a reason those sparkly gems are at the top of the jewelry wish list – they’re so pretty! And they emit the prettiest rainbow-coloured sparkles that are sure to brighten anyone’s day.
Why not bring that sense of delight to your quilty practice with the new Etched Diamond quilt pattern!
It’s those exact feelings of wonder and feeling special that are captured in the quilt design.
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ETCHED DIAMOND QUILT PATTERN FEATURES
Show off your faceted side by playing up your use of fabrics. Use the colouring page to play around with your use of dark and light colours. Tip- Colour 4 and Colour 5 makes a huge difference if you go light or dark. Play around to see which effect you like best!
No matter what size you make the design of the quilt never changes, just the block sizes.
Choose from 1 of 5 quilt sizes to cover all your bedding needs:
- Crib 36″ x 56″
- Throw 50″ x 70″
- Twin 70″ x 98″
- Queen 80″ x 112″
- King 90″ x 126″
Step by step graphics for visual cues at each step of the piecing journey.
Pressing directions to help your seams lay flat and points nest and line up.
Colouring page to plan your own design.
Block labels to keep your quilt pieces and blocks organized.
5 colourways to give you lots of fabric and colour inspiration.
Links to tutorials for added help and guidance.
Fabric cutting diagrams to maximize your fabric usage.
Track your progress! The quilt journey can be a long process and remembering where you left off can be a challenge! You can now track your progress at each step of the quilt journey, so you know exactly what still needs to be done! And it’s entirely interactive. If you’re viewing the pattern on your iPad, tablet or smartphone, you can tick the box digitally and save your file to pick back up where you left off! If you print your pattern, you can tick your boxes with a pen 😊
If you’ve never pieced half square triangle quilt blocks before, you’ll be an 8-at-a-time HST queen at them by the end of making the Etched Diamond quilt.
Plus, there’s just enough trim down room so that your points will be nice and sharp without too much waste. Win-win!
Bring all the diamonds into your home with the Etched Diamond quilt pattern!
STORY BEHIND THE ETCHED DIAMOND QUILT
The Etched Diamond quilt was designed way back in 2017. I had been working on a collaboration and went into a designing frenzy. I love those designing zones and while I often only use 1 or 2 ideas from those brainstorming sessions, there’s often lots of seeds that are planted for future exploration.
This design was initially revisited in 2018 when she was accepted into the 2019 Quilter’s Planner. If you haven’t heard of the planner, it’s an organizer designed specifically with quilters in mind! Genius, right?! If you like planning not only your life but also all of your quilt projects in one area, then you might consider one for yourself!
I’ve been meaning to release her as a standalone pattern with additional sizes, but other patterns needed my attention 😉 That is, until now!
Not only has she been expanded from the original throw size to include your larger bedding needs such as twin, queen and king beds, but I also snuck in an adorable crib size for your little ones.
What’s great about the Etched Diamond design is that it’s truly gender neutral. Use your colourways to play up the nursery décor or keep it muted with a more neutral palette of creams or grays.
COTTON COUTURE SOLIDS VERSION
This doesn’t happen often, but the original colours I designed the Etched Diamond quilt in on the computer I was able to find exact fabric matches. The fabric fairies were on my side!
Here’s a full overview of all the materials and notions I featured in my Etched Diamond quilt:
- Etched Diamond quilt pattern – throw size
- Medium Pink
- Pieced and machine quilted using *50wt white thread
- *Rotary Cutter
- *HST ruler
- Ironing board
- *Pressing spray
- *Juki sewing machine
Quilts are always a fun opportunity to explore and have fun with colour, but the Etched Diamond quilt pattern is particularly fun.
Because of the way she’s been designed, you can make a subtle tweak of playing with Colour 4 and Colour 5 and it results in a totally different look. Bring the diamonds forward with a light fabric or send them to the back with a dark colour.
See it in action.
Option 1 features Colour 4 with a light colour and Colour 5 with a dark. You can see how the light fabric highlights those diamond facets.
While in option 2, you can see how the facets recede and the emphasis is more on the overall design when you reverse that combination:
ETCHED DIAMOND QUILT KITS
Sometimes it’s nice to have options, which is why I’ve teamed up with Lisa from Sew Curated to bring you a few fun options:
ETCHED DIAMOND QUILTS IN THE WILD
For even more inspiration, check out the gorgeous Etched Diamond Quilts made by my stellar pattern testers. These ladies always bring their quilty a-game.
Lisa from Sew Curated stitched up this beautiful solids version featuring Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids. The great news is, this is just one of the stellar Etched Diamond Quilt Kits Lisa has in her shop!
Kacie has a way with colour combos and her Etched Diamond quilt is no exception! That gray background allows those oranges to really pop and make a statement!
If you need more home décor inspiration ideas, consider whipping up the Etched Diamond Pillow. The pattern includes instructions for both a square 18” pillow and a lumbar style that’s 23”x15”. Both add a bold design element to your home. You can read more about the linen and denim versions I made here.
What’s fun is that the quilt may look complex, but the pattern is broken own into 4 easy to stitch blocks, making you look like a quilt piecing whiz!
Grab the Etched Diamond Quilt pattern and show off all your faceted sides.
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