Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Diamond Patchwork Quilt Tutorial

Updated: Want to make a crib size version of this quilt?  Scroll to the bottom of the post for details!

Hello everyone!  I have a new quilt to share with you and since I've been getting a lot of questions about it over on Instagram I thought I'd also share a tutorial for how I made it.

Diamond Patchwork quilt tutorial from Andy of A Bright Corner

I fell in love with the Swell Christmas fabrics from the moment I first saw them and knew they'd be perfect in a quilt of just patchwork squares. The addition of the diamond design was just what was needed to give the quilt that little extra something.

Diamond Patchwork quilt tutorial from Andy of A Bright Corner

Want to make your own Diamond Patchwork quilt?  

You'll need:
17 Fat Quarters
1 yard of white solid (I used Moda Bella 97)
5/8 yard of binding fabric
4 yards of backing fabric

Cut each FQ into 3 1/2" squares (25 squares from each FQ, need 421 total)
Cut the white solid fabric into 3 1/2" squares (need 104 total)

To make the quilt, lay out squares into 25 rows with 21 squares in each.  A design wall is handy to have for this step, but a floor will work fine too.
Diamond Patchwork quilt tutorial from Andy of A Bright Corner

Instead of constructing this quilt in rows like I usually do, I pieced it in sections.  I broke the quilt diagram down into 12 sections and it was much more manageable.

As I finished piecing a section, I labeled each one in the top left corner (just a slip of paper and pin works fine - nothing fancy!) That did two things - it helped me keep the sections organized, and knowing that it was marked in the top left corner helped me know which way was "up" on each section.

Once all of the sections are pieced, then sew the sections together.

Quilt top will measure 63.5" x 75.5"

Diamond Patchwork quilt tutorial from Andy of A Bright Corner

I quilted mine with swirls - it's a longarm design called Soho.  The backing is a light green flannel so the quilt will be nice and cozy.

If you make a Diamond Patchwork quilt I'd love to see it!  Tag me on Instagram (@abrightcorner) and use the hashtags #diamondpatchworkquilt and #abrightcornerpatterns so we can all see what you've created!

Happy sewing everyone!

Diamond Patchwork quilt tutorial from Andy of A Bright Corner

Quilt details:
63" x 75"
Pattern:  Diamond Patchwork quilt tutorial
Fabric:  Swell Christmas (by Urban Chiks for Moda)
Quilting:  Soho (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing:  light green flannel


Diamond Patchwork quilt tutorial from Andy of A Bright Corner




Edited to add:

Here are the details to make a crib size version of my Diamond Patchwork Quilt.  Finished quilt will measure 45" x 57"

You'll need:
9 Fat Quarters 
2/3 yard of white solid 
1/2 yard binding fabric
3 yards of backing fabric

Cut each FQ into 3 1/2" squares (25 from each FQ, need 221 total)
Cut the white solid fabric into 3 1/2" squares (need 64 total)

To make the quilt, lay out the squares into 19 rows with 15 squares in each.  Sew quilt together into sections as described above and following this diagram:






18 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! LIKE TO DO THIS FOR CHRISTMAS!!!
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  2. Oh my gosh, this quilt is just adorable, Andy! I fell in love with this fabric line too and bought it up as soon as I could. Thank you so much for sharing your new pattern with us...I just love it!

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  3. How lovely, I really like the tip of of piecing in sections. x

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  4. Tried and true! Good tips, too. I really love that coordinated scrappy look. It has such great appeal.

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  5. Cute as can be! I've seen so many quilts made with this line...this one is my favorite. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Thank you for the pattern! I have the fabric because I saw yours on instagram, but I hadn't gotten the graph paper out to make up the pattern. Yay! I will get right to making it this week. Again, thanks!

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  7. Hermosa colcha Dios te bendiga y te guarde

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  8. wonderful quilt and tutorial - thanks

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  10. how would you make it bigger

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    1. Hi Linda

      I would recommend just adding rows and columns to the outside of the diamond design. In order to keep the diamond design "centered" in the quilt you'd have to add rows and columns in groups of two. So you could add three rows to the left side, three rows to the right side, then add three rows to the top and three rows to the bottom. Does that make sense? Sketching it out on a piece of graph paper might help!

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  11. Thank you for this pattern, LOVE it. Saw this before and had forgotten it. Question for you - how many colors did you use for this quilt? Thanks for all you do.

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  12. I have not received my diamond patch pattern that I ordered.

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    1. Hello there - I'm not sure what you might be referring to. This Diamond Patchwork tutorial is just that...a tutorial. I have all of the instructions listed above. There's not any way to "order" the pattern so I'm not sure how to assist you. If by chance you are referring to a different pattern that you have ordered from my shop, shoot me an email (abrightcorner [at] gmail.com) and I can help you with that.
      Thanks!
      --Andy

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  13. I love this pattern! How would I make it smaller like for a baby quilt?

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    1. Hi Michele - I just added details for making a crib size version to the bottom of the post. Let me know if you have any questions!

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    2. Thank you so much for the crib size version! When I finish my baby quilt, I’ll hashtag it on IG for you to see!

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  14. I love the way you did this quilt in sections. It makes it seem so much more "doable".

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