I am really excited to say that this baby quilt version of the Diamonds in the Deep pattern is currently on its way to my “sister” in anticipation of the arrival of my nephew in June. I used Kona solids for the front: Royal Blue, White, and Lime. I really like how the splash of lime in the center of the blocks adds a nice punch of color and detail to the pattern!
The pattern consists of courthouse steps style pieced log cabin blocks placed on point. Each main block has 16 seams, and even with chain piecing the blocks take a bit of time to assemble. Nothing too unreasonable; but worth noting in case you are looking for a faster project.
Quilt Time Statistics
- Block Piecing – 9 hours
- Assembling Quilt Top – 1.5 hours
- Quilting – 1.5 hours
- Binding – 1 hour
- Total Time – 13 hours
I used a 50wt Mettler royal blue thread for the quilting. The quilting is what I call the “robot” pattern: an all-over box meander. I like the juxtaposition of the blocks set on point and the quilting rotated 45-degrees to the points on the blocks.
Quilt Size Statistics
- Flimsy Finish – 38.5-inches wide by 51.75-inches tall
- After Quilting / Binding – 38-inches wide by 51-inches tall
- After First Wash – 35-inches wide by 48.5-inches tall (~9% shrinkage)