Yesterday I was digging through my quilt tops and came across this beauty. I immediately remembered pulling fabrics from my black/white/red scraps. I was so excited to see what design I'd get from my template, a kite like pattern. There are several designs involved in this quilt. You can see the diamond shape formed in the middle surrounded by a shape that lends the appearance of a circular shape....you may have to squint to see what I'm talking about. Then there are the four pointy shapes depicted in the whiteish areas.
I do think I'll add another border of some sort to make it a little bigger.
Click HERE for details of how-to make your own template.
I've made several of these in different sizes and color choices but this one is my favorite so far. All I need to do now is "quilt" it.......sigh.
Below are a few other Fractured Diamonds that I've made. It's amazing how just the color changes the look, adding a plain border or adding a border with the half Fracture in it.
BTW, all of the quilts were made from my strip stash. The beauty of this type of block/quilt is there are no matching seams to worry about until the rows are sewn together.
This quilt is the same as the black/white/red one. I like the earth tones in this one, especially that gray strip running here and there.
Here, I was experimenting with a secondary design using red at one end of my kite design and white in the diamond area.
This was a Christmas fabric design. I love the color green so that was a big draw for me to use those and I like the look of the muted reds in this one.
This was my latest Fractured Diamond. Some my remember I was working with the pink (wild) fabric. With the greens and black diamonds you hardly notice the pink which I found interesting. By using a wide pink with half diamonds, this design seems to float lending a 3-D effect.
I've got plans in the back of my mind to do another Fractured Diamond using tone-on-tones as the strips on a brownish background.
Finally, vote for me! I entered this little mug rug at Quilting Gallery.
"Even Ants Need Refreshment"
Just click on the link, scroll down a short distance to VOTE NOW & Give Away: Summer Fun, click on that which should take you to the voting area to vote for my entry. If you get frustrated with this process and can't find the ballot, don't worry about it. This is just some friendly competition.