Quilt Finish: Sea Diamonds

I’ve just managed to squeeze one more completed quilt into 2018: Sea Diamonds! I finished turning the binding about two hours ago. It’s a lovely sunny day so I found some evenly lit spots for the photo shoot, and here it is!

blue and turquoise quilt with diamond pattern
Sea Diamonds

The pattern is called Diamonds in the Deep and is by Kirsty of Bonjour Quilts. It sewed up very quickly, especially in the throw size that I made, and the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I made it as a gift for a friend (I’m off to deliver it this afternoon).

back of quilt with a newsprint pattern
Sea Diamonds (back)

blue and turquoise quilt with diamond pattern

blue and turquoise quilt with diamond pattern

The front and binding are blue batiks, and the back is a wide-format fabric with a newsprint pattern. I quilted it on my sit-down Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter using a light blue So Fine thread for the top and white Aurifil in the bobbin. It’s mostly all-over swirls, but I threw in a few pebble clusters and some snail swirls here and there.

blue and turquoise quilt with diamond pattern

blue and turquoise quilt with diamond pattern

blue and turquoise quilt with diamond pattern

blue and turquoise quilt with diamond pattern in front of a fireplace

Happy new year! Wishing you plenty of piecing and a year full of finishes in 2019!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa J. says:

    This is a wonderful finish Rachel. It’s a great quilt design with the colours changing in the quilt. You did an awesome job on the quilting.

    1. Rachel says:

      Lisa, thank you! It was a delightful pattern to work with.

  2. Julie says:

    I LOVE this quilt. Is the lighter colored batik an aqua or is that a light blue?

    1. Rachel says:

      Thank you, Julie! It’s an aqua. It’s the same pattern as the binding fabric, just a different color.

  3. Sonja says:

    This is really beautiful!

    1. ninmah says:

      Thank you!

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