Navy Diamonds in the Deep

Nothing like a finish on a Friday, right? I’ll admit this has been finished for a while, I just dragged the chain on taking some photographs. Luckily my resident tall person helped me out so that I can show you my lap-sized Diamonds in the Deep quilt (pattern can be purchased here).

Diamonds In The Deep Navy Quilt

I am very drawn to two-colour quilts and wanted to try this pattern in blue – I chose Kona’s Celestial and Snow. This quilt actually gave me the quilt pattern name – to me the diamond centres of the block looked like they were bubbling up from the deep water to the sea foam on top. (Imagine the photo above upside down. Here, I’ll do it for you:)

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This quilt marks the first time I engaged the services of a long arm quilter. I am extremely fortunate to have the lovely Quilt Jane living 20 minutes drive from me! She tested a few different patterns before settling on a swirl that works very well with the water theme of the quilt.

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All-over quilting will add a new dimension to this quilt as it will always show quite clearly at one of the ends – there’s really no way to find a thread that will blend into both fabric colours. I love the effect and thank Jane for her wonderful contribution to this quilt.

DiamondsintheDeepNavy3The pale thread blends right in at the light end

DiamondsintheDeepNavy4And stands out much more at the dark end

So, any finishes for the rest of you? Maybe one planned for the weekend? Whatever you get up to, I hope you have a wonderful time (and hopefully a little sewing, too!)

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Diamonds in the Deep pattern

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28 thoughts on “Navy Diamonds in the Deep”

  1. It is lovely. Unfortunately I can’t do that. I’m a crocheter. So I would like to ask if you allow me to try to figure out this pattern with yarn. Thank for the inspiration.

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  2. OMG, what a STUNNING quilt & color choice! This will be a must on my long to do list… and may very well be pushed to the very top of that list!

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  3. love this quilt and that it is log cabin. would be nice to see a diagram. I am new to quilting and don’t know if I would remember how it is done. when to change colours etc.

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  4. I just saw this posted on Pinterest and followed the pin all the way to this gorgeous site. I’ve just purchased the pattern here and have the most beautiful aqua batik fabric in mind for this beautiful quilt! Thank you! from Tracy in St. Louis, MO – USA!

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  5. Absolutely stunning … truly covetable … and yes, very reminiscent of the deepest blue seas.

    I’m just finishing off some dyeing … squares of boiled wool that I’m rather vague about what they’re destined for!

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  6. Hi Kirsty,
    Thank you for commenting on my blog a little while ago. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I finally have time to catch up on blog reading. I’m so glad I stopped by your blog today. Your quilts are just beautiful…works of art.

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  7. Another triumph Kirsty! I love this one even more than the original, if that is possible! I love the swirly quilting which contrasts so beautifully with the strong geometric design! And yes, I do have a finish to share….

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