I decided which pattern to use for the hexies which will be diamond shape and came up with a name for this quilt – “Diamonds are Forever” (James Bond movie) these diamond shapes do go on forever don’t they? I decided to use this pattern which used to be a free download from Connecting Threads but I just went there to link up and this particular design sheet is no longer available although this partial design is. It really isn’t hard though to make and you do not even need this color sheet if you are doing scrappy and designing as you go — I am not using this color scheme shown this is the pattern that was available to print out a couple months ago when I saw it -
This is the layout for each “diamond”then when you have all your diamonds made you connect them with a background color. As you can see I spent some time yesterday printing out templates on fabric using Inklingo – I only did two of the fat eighths that I have and need to spend more time over the next several weeks printing out more to have on hand – and cutting them! I quickly realized I needed a new ink cartridge in my printer so needed to make a Wal-Mart run yesterday to get that and picked up some other needed items while I was there. I was going to pick up another small plastic storage box like the one I have for Patchwork of the Crosses but they discontinued them at that store – I will check Hobby Lobby today. I need to keep all of these 1 inch hexies organized so they don’t get lost.
Of course I had to stitch this one up to have one done! It really takes very little time – this one while I wasn’t watching the clock I know it took less than an hour to make from the show I was watching. Now if I make it the same size as the layout shown above that leaves me with 212 of these to make of which I can tell you right now will not be wide enough for my bed – the pattern ends at 90 x 107 – so I will probably end up adding at least 2 more rows for width – so lets see from looking at the photo that might add about 17 or so more to that total so end results would be 230 needed! this is going to take awhile LOL At this point I do not know what my background fabric will be – pure white, snow, ivory -
Yesterday I also worked on the Patchwork of the Crosses and finished the block that I showed last week - I will get another one prepped and ready to go. I will be kind of going back and forth on these two hexie quilts which have a totally different look to them don’t they?
The applique block is coming along nicely also and I have just one more piece to applique in place and then that block will be done.
Now I guess I better get busy and get to the quilting frame so I can post an update on that quilt as well. Common Bride has not been forgotten – just not worked on! I have left it up on the wall to remind myself it is there.