Three dimensional looking quilts have always fascinated me.
Years ago, charm quilts were all the rage, and I decided that would be a fun thing to start.
This type of charm quilt was one where each patch was a different fabric, and all of the patches were the same shape.
Some quilters chose triangles, others chose squares; I decided to use diamonds, and create a tumbling blocks quilt top.
Quilt top, I say, because I decided that I would use all of my own fabrics and keep adding patches as I bought more fabric.
The thought was that I would leave it for quilting daughter, Stephanie, to finish.
Even after all of these years, I haven’t figured out a way to easily machine piece these diamonds, so they are hand stitched together.
In today’s article, you’ll see how to hand stitch these wonderful little patches, set-in seams and all.
And, you’ll see a picture of the quilt top as it is today: