Friday, March 23, 2007

Diamond in the Rough

I've got several nice comments about the Diamond in the Rough blocks I'm doing, seen on an earlier post, and I want to thank everyone for those comments.

This quilt pattern was learned at a class given in one of our local quilt shops called Forget Me Knot Quilt Shoppe, here in Louisville, Kentucky. I would give an address for the shop, but, they do not have a website. I don't know why some people/shops in the quilt world are reluctant to embrace technology. They will spend scads of money on the latest computerized sewing machine, but, are afraid of the computer itself. What's up with that??

Anyway, back to the pattern, the best tip I can give, if you choose to try this very easy block, is to iron in the direction the pattern gives. When you have so many seams coming together in different directions, in order to get it to lay flat, you must iron correctly. This will allow the fabric to ease down and lay flat. The beauty of this block is that there are no points to match.

The block "floats". Once you get all the blocks done, you simply square them up and you will have your perfect whatever inch square block.


joyce said...

It is beautiful and looks incredibly difficult! That's the best, a quilt that looks hard but is easy to do.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is a beautiful quilt, a real "gem"... sorry, I couldn't resist!


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