I am so excited to be wrapping up the Quilt Theory Collection 2 blog hop today! Our goal at Quilt Theory is to create simple and modern quilt patterns, and we design collections of patterns printed on small cards and one-page PDFs. As a group, we have become a strong team as we worked through writing, testing, editing, and quilting the patterns in our collection.
For our second collection, we challenged ourselves to write patterns that utilize precut bundles of fabric. We hope you find a lot of inspiration in our collection to make quilts from your favorite bundles in your stash.
I named my design for this collection Layered Diamonds as a nod to the fact that the pattern is designed for layer cakes (10-inch squares of fabric) by placing them on point with a few key blocks being pieced or layered as well. I used a selection of Jennifer Sampou’s Black and White 2 two paired with bright, rainbowy, jewel tone Kona Cotton Solids to create my version of Layered Diamonds.
Layered Diamonds will help you beautifully showcase your favorite layer cake prints with very little waste and left over fabric! The lap size quilt finishes at 54-inches wide by 67-inches tall.
I used 50wt Aurifl 3817 (Marrakesh), which is a bright, jewel tone variegated thread for the quilting. It is really a fun extra detail that is not too vibrant from a distance and adds nice depth upon closer inspection. My husband thought a “seismograph” inspired back and forth wavy line quilting motif would compliment the piecing, and I love how his suggestion turned out.
To frame the quilt, I cut my binding strips from additional layer cake squares of the featured “layered diamonds” (in my case, the Kona Cotton Solids) to create a scrappy binding.
If you follow me on Instagram, you got to watch me this week as I dove into my Kona solid stash and created a second (inverse) version of the Layered Diamonds quilt, which had been playing as an idea in the back of my mind since I finished the first quilt.
I just adore the space themed panels featured in this version! You will be seeing more of this fabric again very, soon. For the quilting, I used the last of my 50wt Aurifil 3817 to quilt large, double loops across the quilt.
All Quilt Theory designs are available now as downloadable PDFs through our website QuiltTheory.com. Pattern cards coming soon to a local quilt shop near you! Let your local quilt shop know you want them to carry Quilt Theory patterns.
If you haven’t visited my fellow Quilt Theory members this week, I highly recommend going to get more information about their designs for Collection 2 (and pssst… we all have giveaways!).
Quilt Theory Release Blog Hop Schedule
Friday 5/12 – Quilt Theory
Saturday 5/13 – Kitty @Night Quilter
Monday 5/15 – Michelle @Michelle Bartholomew
Tuesday 5/16 – Daisy @WarmFolk
Wednesday 5/17- Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Thursday 5/18 – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Friday 5/19 – Lorinda @Laurel Poppy and Pine
Saturday 5/20 – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl <– You are Here!
Monday 5/22 – Quilt Theory
~ Giveaway! ~
To celebrate the launch of Quilt Theory, I am giving away a PDF my pattern*, Layered Diamonds, along with a PDF of all of the Quilt Theory Coloring Pages. To sweeten the deal, I’ll also include a $25 gift certificate to Fabric Worm.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.
The giveaway ends Wednesday, May 24th, at midnight eastern time and a random number generator will select the winner. The giveaway is open to participants 18 years or older and international participants are welcome. *If you buy my pattern and then you win it, I’ll refund you or let you pick out another free Quilt Theory pattern. 🙂