I was looking through some pics of my quilts and realized I have several using my Diadem pattern. (Diadem = Crown, right?). In light of being sequestered in our homes, mine keeps getting knocked sideways off my head!
Diadem is a redo of a vintage block made using templates but, you know me: I simplified it for today's quilter. It's a wonderful block to feature a special floral pattern or to fussy cut a beautiful motif. This is my most recent version of the Diadem made using some Kaffe Fassett fabrics. These are 14" blocks with the points paper pieced.
And a close up of a single 14" block:
|Single Diadem Block: 14" x 14"|
Here is the first one I made, which appeared in my second book (Supersize 'Em Quilts, 2009). I used a lovely Christmas fabric for the block centers.
Another of the quilts I made I called "Blast Off!" with some novelty fabrics in the centers. What do you think? Those are planets of the solar system in the centers.
Here's a single block using a different collection:
|14" Diadem Block|
And a few more. The next picture shows me auditioning some fabrics.
|Test driving some fabrics|
Another Christmas collection:
|Using the Christmas Spectacular fabrics|
Centering a lush floral print in the center with simple borders.
And a single block for a workshop I taught in 2011. I reduced the block size so that our borders wouldn't need to be pieced. This is a 12" block.
|Single block: 12" x 12"|
And the quilt it appears in:
Well, even I didn't believe how many versions of this quilt I made. Can you believe it? The Diadem pattern
in my Etsy store is for a 12" block for a 40" x 40" quilt. The corners are easy to paper piece. I even have a cutting template that takes the guessing out of how to cut those light background patches without a lot of fabric waste!
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