Thursday, May 7, 2015

diamond value quilt


I've wanted to make a value quilt for years, inspired by Katie of SewKatieDid, I finally made one.  Well, I actually started it a year (or more) ago, but I finally finished it up.  Up close, you don't see much of a pattern, but when you step back...
it pops!  I love how it works, I love that you don't look at fabric, but rather at the design.  This is a fun scrap buster.  I used 6 inch squares to make my half square triangles, and I randomly paired them.  I didn't even consider value until it was finished.  Some of them were hard to determine which was the light side and which was the dark side, but once the quilt is finished it all works together.
 I used my low volume stash for the back, and bound in a purplish plaid.

I kept the quilting simple, just a quarter inch on either side of the vertical and horizontal seam lines.

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I just started a value quilt too, but I'm using AMH's Dowry pattern. Love a good value quilt!

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  2. I love this concept of quilting and design.

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  3. it's wonderful! i love the close up look and the step-back reveal of the pattern. a great effect and quilt all around. nice job!

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  4. your quilts always inspire me. when i am losing steam, i can always count on visiting your blog and your quilts remind me of the type of quilts i want to make. thanks for that!

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  5. Gorgeous quilt! I keep meaning to at least make a cushion in this design...

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  6. Great idea and such a pretty outcome!

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  7. Beautiful. Must finish up my version.

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  8. I love your quilt so much. I want to know with which ruler or square you square up the triangles, specific the 6 inch squares?
    Thanks

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  11. I'm impressed that you didn't think about the value until you were nearly finished! Years ago I participated in a block swap and then shelved all of the squares because I wasn't sure what else to do with them. This year I've finally started piecing them together as enders/leaders for a value HST...though I have mine separated into light and dark...but it IS hard telling which is which for some!!

    Yours looks great. :)

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  12. Oooooh it's just gorgeous!

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  13. This looks amazing!! Well done!! I love it that the pattern just pops out at you from afar!!

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  14. It turned out so nice. I've always wanted to do an off-set.

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