Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Diamond Path ~April One Block Wonder

This month Sandy at Upstairs Hobby Room has an easy but effective block. She has named it Diamond Path.

I thought her blue and white version was very pretty, but decided to do something a little different.
I got out my bin of black and white prints and chose an apple green Free Market fancy  fabric as my contrast.

 I found that the fabrics which worked best had more black than white in them.
I have a lot of sewing planned this month, so chose to just do a 4 block small quilt.
My preference is always a quilt of at least lap size, but the smaller size was achieveable for now.  I did think I hope I had a little time to go back and make a bigger quilt, but that was not to be. April HAS been busy quilting-wise.

Once I had made my 4 blocks, the fun was in choosing a setting.
It came down to the fact that I was only doing a small quilt in the end. I chose the setting whick created the most complete look for the size. I think if I had gone bigger, the stepped setting may have been my choice.

The completed small quilt. It has finished at 31 inches square.


This design sews up very quickly, would be great for a newer quilter, and is quite dramatic with it's big diamonds. If I had gone back to do another, I was planning on big alternating blue and red diamonds to see how that would look. I think it would be great for a boys bed.

This month I also finished Sandy's Bliss Medallion quilt, in gorgeous Amy Butler fabrics. To view, follow the link or the button on the right hand side.

I am linking up to the Upstairs Hobby Room Linky Party


  1. I really love that it's an amazing adaptation of the block ..The lime makes it ..clever lady . Beautiful

  2. I love your vision on the block for April! Your Diamond Path makes me want to make another one once the BOM is over and I can catch my breathe! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing with everyone!!

    1. Thanks, Sandy for a great, fun block. I hope I make it again some time.

  3. This is so effective, lovely way you have used the fabrics and layout.

  4. I am so drawn to that pop of green in your Diamond Path! I might just have to revisit this pattern at some point!

  5. I love the green with the black and white. Great finish.