Scrappy Diamonds to Jewels
I'm getting ready to (possibly) teach some virtual (Zoom) classes in the Road to California May Quilt Show. I have proposed 6 workshops (and 3 lectures). One of them is what I call Scrappy Diamonds to Jewels. I don't believe I ever shared these blocks and the quilt. First the jewels cut from rotary cut diamonds. Easy!
|Jewels cut from 4-1/2" diamonds|
Then they get little triangles added on the short sides:
|Sewing triangles to sides of jewel|
I realized this morning that I did this with some awesome Benartex batiks in 2016. Do you remember?
|Lemon yellow jewels with black and white triangles|
I sewed 6 of these together and it looked like a daffodil. But it was missing something. According to my lovely garden catalogs (and the flowers growing in my front yard), a daffodil has an orange center!
|Part 1 of my Daffodil block|
I decided to raw edge appliqué a hexagon to the center. Very different look, don't you think? It looks like I used 6 yellow hexagons and 1 orange hexagon. But, this way, I had no y-seams!
|Finished daffodil block|
Back to my Diamonds to Jewels workshop. Here is the finished quilt. I made 10 blocks and "squared up" the sides. I arranged them in an asymmetrical manner. No y-seams anywhere!
|Diamonds to Jewels: 48" x 52"|
Here's one more of these blocks disguised as a Daffodil. The jewels are turned inward, but we still need triangles on the outside.
|Batik Daffodil Block|
|Three Hearts Block|