I Think I’m in Over My Head

I have seen a few different diamond patterns around the internet, money being tight – I opted not to buy any. . . now I’m thinking – I’m a fool! I have loved the look of the diamonds and have spent a few hours playing with paper diamonds, a few fabric scraps. I just had to do something with diamonds! So I took my tools to a jelly roll and started cutting – yeah probably 2/3’s of the set is now diamonds. 336 diamonds per my calculations! I still consider myself a bit of a novice in quilting – I haven’t done much with triangles, mostly squares and rectangles. Mostly because time is not abundant around here!
I thought that I would just figure out how to put the whole thing together as I went . . . not all too sure of myself now. I may end up with a top full of diamonds and nice borders around. I have to play with it some.
Do you have any suggestions? I was hoping to just use the jelly roll – I don’t really have anything more to go with it. I could really use a pattern about now . . .

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:17+00:00 June 9th, 2008|work in progress|6 Comments


  1. Mama's Losin' It June 9, 2008 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    No suggestions from me…you are leagues ahead of anything I can do…just my undying support!! You can do it!!!

  2. Amy June 9, 2008 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    i don’t have a clue…but its pretty fabric

  3. Jacquie June 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    never done a diamond, so no help except trust yourself…have fun…you never know what great thing you’ll create!

  4. Tipper June 10, 2008 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I can barely sew on a button-so I don’t have any advice-but I bet you’ll figure it all out!

  5. Ruby's Daughter June 10, 2008 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Don’t get discouraged, I think it looks great! Free Spirit has lots of free patterns on their site. Go to http://www.freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/galleryindex.php and most of the lower collections have free patterns to accompany them. Maybe you’ll get some ideas there.

  6. Mama's Losin' It June 12, 2008 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Soooo…how’s it coming along!?!

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