Diamonds Quilt Along, Part 4: Diamonds

HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome back to the Diamonds Quilt Along! I’m BERNINA Expert Amanda Murphy and this month we will complete our Diamonds Quilt by quilting the diamonds themselves. (It isn’t the end of our quilt along though, because I’ll be back next month to show you how to piece a smaller quilt and pillow with the scraps!) You can download the PDF instructions here to keep by your machine as you quilt. Make sure to watch the videos on this post for tips!

BERNINA Q 16 Diamonds Quilt

The Diamonds Quilt in the Harvest color story.

Quilting the Framework of Each Diamond

I began each diamond by quilting a framework with my Every Angle Ruler. I used Aurifil 2214 on both of the orange diamonds, Aurifil 2886 on the green diamond, and Aurifil 2110 on the Apple (light yellow/green) diamond. Note that the Q Series bobbins are huge so I’d recommend only winding a partial bobbin so that you don’t run out of thread for the top. Also, I like to stack two of the smaller spools on the thread stand on the Q Series so the thread flows freely off the top of the spool.

From there I quilted each color of diamond differently (so I quilted two of each design in total). But you could also choose to do all four diamonds identically with your favorite variation of these designs.

Quilting Diamond 1

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Diamond 1

Quilting Diamond 2

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Diamond 2

Quilting Diamond 3

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Diamond 3

Quilting Diamond 4

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Diamond 4

Join me live with BERNINA’s Facebook Page on Tuesday, January 26 at 2 pm Central time for more tips and tricks. You can also join me live in my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at 11 am Eastern. I hope to see you there!

I hope you are enjoying the Quilt Along! I’ll be back next month to show you what to do with those scraps.

Happy quilting!

Amanda

Diamonds Quilt Along with Amanda Murphy

2 thoughts on “Diamonds Quilt Along, Part 4: Diamonds

  1. Hello I’ve finished my Diamond Quilt along! I’m very happy with it in-spite of all my errors. I’ve learned a lot. I still have trouble moving smoothly the quilt on my Q16 but I’ll keep trying!

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