Project QUILTING 13.4: Mining for Diamonds

This week's Project QUILTING challenge is Mining Diamonds. I chose to go with the gemstone and reduced the Alison Glass Trinket pattern to 25%.

My daughter helped me decide on my color palette, white, light greys, and Kona Bright Pink for the background.

Reducing the pattern brought the 4" gem down to a tiny 1" size.

Since I was using such tiny pieces in my paper piecing, I opted for the Add-An-Eighth ruler for trimming my seams.

I decided on free motion echo quilting with 50wt Aurifil Fuchsia (#4020) and machine binding with a light grey. The quilt finishes at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", the fourth in my Project QUITLING Season 13 Artist Trading Card series.

I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Mining Diamonds challenge. Check out my previous challenge entries:

13 thoughts on “Project QUILTING 13.4: Mining for Diamonds

    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Nancy. I was so tempted to make an even tinier (maybe 2" x 2") quilt, but decided to stick with my ATC size which I've used for the whole Project QUILTING season so far. I'm also tempted to print the pattern even smaller to make an itty bitty gem.

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  1. I see that you use the small Clover rotary cutter as well. I have an Olfa that size, but the wheel/rotary part doesn't turn very well. I like the size of that Clover rotary cutter, but changing the blade is suboptimal. I suppose nothing is perfect.

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    1. sarah

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      It's not my primary rotary cutter, but I like it. I haven't used it too much so I don't think I've ever changed a blade on it. I mostly have the smaller rotary cutter for when I'm cutting curves with acrylic templates. My favorite is the 45mm Olfa ergonomic rotary cutter.

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      1. It isn't my primary rotary cutter either. I used it to cut out my La Passacaglia pieces. My primary rotary cutter is the same as yours! I love that rotary cutter, because the blade is shielded automatically.

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