Jewels: Cast Your Vote

I found a bag of leftover fabrics from a collection I ABSOLUTELY love. They are the Regency Dandy fabrics from Windham - 2007! I made this awesome Princess Feather quilt not once, but twice. Windham owns the first one and it hangs proudly in their New Jersey office.

Princess Feather: 56" x 56"

 I made a Palm quilt, too. This was given to a neighbor after some surgery.

Regency Dandy Palm quilt

One more before I ask you to CAST YOUR VOTE:

Zig Zag Pyramids

Now for my dilemma:

I cut some diamonds from the remaining fabrics. They sat for a few years.

4-1/2" diamonds (60 degree)

I became enamored with jewels (what woman isn't?) and had another plan. I cut little triangles off the tips (there IS a formula).
Diamonds to jewels

Then I made this sweet quilt and added a border from another Windham collection (Raj). I bound it last week and it's being donated to a local charity. This is QUILT #1. It uses 54 jewels.

Diamonds to Jewels: 43" x 44"

QUILT #2 takes the same jewels and puts them together like this. I call it Scrappy Jewels (made with some Kaffe Fassett prints). This uses 60 jewels.

Scrappy Diamonds to Jewels: 48" x 52"

Here is a single block (a workshop sample):

Diamonds to Jewels block: 12" x 13.5"

Is it Quilt #1 or Quilt #2 that I should make again? I have the Regency Dandy jewels. And the Kona Cotton (Snow) for the background. Borders? I'll look into that when the center is done.

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Thanks! May the best assembly win.


  1. My vote goes to Princess Feathers. I the swirl design and the quilting.

    1. Thank you, Sally. That wasn't in the vote, but I certainly can understand! It's one of my absolute favorite quilts, too.

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    1. thanks for that vote. I think that's where the jewels will end up!

  3. I vote for Quilt 2! Such lovely flowers!

  4. It's hard to choose as there are elements of both that I really like. I like the brighter colors and the more generous white spacing in #2. But I also like the design of #1, the individual diamonds show up better, but it seems crowded. Since when I look at them both at the same time my eye seems to go to #2, that's what I will vote for.


    1. You and everyone else! I've already started cutting the Kona Snow setting triangles. Of course, I have to improvise with some other fabrics to get my # up to 60 jewels!

  5. Quilt #2 is my favorite but they are both beautiful!


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