For a while I was stumped on what I wanted to make for the Be A Diamond Blog Hop. I finally decided to make a small mini quilt/table topper.
Instead of piecing, these diamonds are fused and blanket stitched. It was less time consuming than all the paper piecing that would've been required. I picked a fun navy prints with blue and purple leaves and a solid blue batik from my Island Batik stash and went to work. I am an Ambassador for Island Batik and I always have a blast with their fabrics.
I then had a lot of fun with the quilting.
So, where did this block come from? A family heirloom! My great grandmother was a quilter. This quilt was what she considered her "masterpiece" quilt. It is hand quilted and stunningly gorgeous. My grandmother gifted it to me for my high school graduation because she know how I would value it. And I do! I decided to make one of the blocks (hers were hand pieced) with raw edge applique in remembrance of my Great Grandma Grace.
If you love to applique, check out my Facebook Group Machine Applique Adventures. AND if you live near Minnesota come check out my classes at the Minnesota Quilters annual show in June!
Be sure to check out all the others on the hop!
I hope you get to quilt today!
Seams To Be Sew (moved to April 25th)