This post is a recap of my Diamonds in the Deep quilt, as an entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. It’s been both brilliant and painful to watch all the amazing Houston Quilt Market photos roll in – brilliant because there are so many talented quilters out there and painful because I live on the other side of the world and can’t attend! It’s hard to watch everyone having fun without you!
Thank goodness for Amy at Amy’s Creative Side for putting together the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, so all of us sad sacks who can’t attend can at least enjoy each others’ sewing efforts.
This quilt is my own design, so I’m entering it in the Original Designs category. Entries close on Halloween (phew, just made it) and voting will be from 1-7 Nov with the winner of each category announced 8 Nov.
More than the opportunity to win a prize, Amy’s Festival is just a great way to see what everyone’s been up to in the past 6 months.
There’s not a huge amount of story behind the design of this quilt. Those that know me know how I love a good colour gradation in a quilt. Normally I achieve this by taking identical blocks and changing the colours it is made from. This time, I have kept the colours static and changed the blocks themselves. There are four different log cabin variations used to make the colour morph from predominantly dark to light.
I previously made a scrappier version of this quilt but I had always planned to make it in just two colours. I really love red and white quilts (Did you see the red and white display at Market? Sob.) but I’m a blue girl at heart so it was always going to be navy. This is probably the most grown up quilt I own!
Pattern: Diamonds in the Deep (my own)
Size: 52″ x 78″
Fabrics: Kona Snow and Kona Celestial
Quilting: By the wonderful QuiltJane