Friday, 9 January 2015

Cotton + Steel Diamond Ring Quilt

It is finally here!  Cotton + Steel has arrived in the Canadian Quilt Shops.  Yahoo!!!!!!  I did bring a little back from fall market and have been waiting impatiently to show you what I made with it.



Both these quilts are from the "Diamond Ring Quilt" pattern by Green Bee (Alexia Abegg.)    They were both made for Trendtex.  One toured Canada with various fabric reps.  The other toured B.C. with the local fabric rep.  It is currently at Cherry Tree Quilts in Summerland.


The first quilt was quilted with swirls in the background and straight lines in the diamonds.  It needed a lot of quilting.  When I finished piecing it my husband remarked that it looked like a topographical map.  Lumps and bumps everywhere!  I quilted it flat and then went back to the drawing board with the second quilt.



With a lot more accuracy, the second quilt was flat.  I could quilt it however I wanted.  I decided it needed a swirl in the centre and rays radiating out to represent the sun.  In the diamonds I quilted a fern, just because I could.

I'm on my way to Katja's today to pick up a little more cotton + steel!  Come back next Monday to see more Cotton + Steel quilts.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday!

8 comments:

  1. Another amazing quilt... I love these.

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  2. I am so blessed to have such a talented quilter friend who inspires me daily and honours me with her quilts for road trips!!!!!

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  3. Just lovely. See you tomorrow.

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  4. You always do cotton and steel proud ; )

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  5. That is so beautiful. Great quilting and beautiful fabrics.

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  6. those diamonds are a great way to show off each print !

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  7. It is quite stunning. Lovely work.

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