Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Diamond Jewels Quilt

I finished this lap quilt last month. I used the X-Block ruler to create this quilt. I chose batik fabrics in aqua, turquoise, and orange and white and cream fabrics in regular cotton fabric. I didn't add a border, just sewed on the binding. The X-Block ruler allows you to sew blocks and then cut them with the ruler to create a more complex looking block. The cut off pieces are supposed to be saved and used for the border. I didn't really want a border so I didn't use those cut off pieces. I backed the quilt with a soft flannel fabric. I gave this quilt to my husband and he loves it.

I want to try making some other quilts using the X-Block ruler because it is fun and there are some great looking quilts that you can get from using this ruler.

I quilted the colorful batik sections only. With all those seams it felt a bit like I was jack-hammering!!! So I only quilted along the edge of the white fabrics.


Soft flannel for the backing.
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10 comments:

  1. I like that! I should look into that ruler...

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  2. This is a great looking quilt Daryl. The colors are wonderful and happy feeling. I don't think I've heard about that particular ruler either. Your description of quilting likened to jackhammering made me chuckle.

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  3. Gorgeous quilt and I can see how your hubby likes it. The soft flannel backing would feel so good and warm. Fabulous colors and love how complicated it all looks together. Embracing Qulting Bliss..

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  4. So colorful! I don't quilt but really like to look at the wonderful things that are possible with fabric.

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  5. It's fun and bright. and sounds soft...by using the flannel backing

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  6. I love this quilt and your color choices are great. Its a very lively looking quilt and the white really sets off the batiks nicely. Using flannel on the back is such a good idea. I'll have to look at that ruler. its amazing as quilters how many different rulers we can end up having.
    tara

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  7. It is beautiful, Daryl. Love your color combination.

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  8. Beautiful quilt Daryl! I can't believe I don't have that ruler!!!

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  9. What you've been making with this ruler is quite interesting. I like how each half of the batik sections mirror the other half. I approve your choice of not making a border. I like that the white zig zags go from one side to the other, mirroring each other. :-)

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  10. I'll have to check into that ruler because I really love this quilt. Great job!

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