Norma Rose Wasn't Done Inspiring Me!
Remember this from last week? The fabrics are so clear and fun and fresh. Norma Rose by Natalie Barnes uses all my favorite colors. And they said they weren't done with me!
|Norma Rose Fabrics (released in October 2020)|
So, I decided to play with more 4-1/2" diamonds! Here I am cutting them from a fat quarter. All I had were fat quarters! I cut a 60 degree slice from the side and then cut 4-1/2" diamonds using the 60 degree lines on the ruler. You've seen those lines before, right?
|Cutting 4-1/2" diamonds|
My idea was to surround these diamonds with strips, like a Log Cabin. My little Chicken Pin Cushion was overseeing things to make sure I was doing things right! I cut these strips 1-1/2" wide.
|Diamonds and strips|
I didn't take a lot of photos. I was just having fun cutting and stitching. As you can see in the partially pieced diamond above, I sewed the strips on all 4 sides, trimming as I went. These blocks turned out pretty large! 10" from flat side to flat side. When set on the diagonal (as seen above) they measure 11" wide (after seams). And a whopping 19" high from tip to tip!
I had enough of the light prints to cut the setting triangles - barely!
|Quilt Center: 34" x 39"|
|Norma Rose Diamonds Quilt: 45" x 51"|