Diamonds Quilt Along, Part 5: Making Use of Scraps

I’m BERNINA Expert Amanda Murphy and BERNINA and I have been delighted to see your Diamonds Quilts starting to pop up on Facebook and Instagram! If you haven’t posted yet remember to tag BERNINA (@berninausa) and me (@amandamurphydesign) on Instagram. I’m glad you enjoyed the project so much!

BERNINA Q 16 Diamonds Quilt

The Diamonds Quilt in the Harvest color story.

I had promised you all that we’d make use of those scraps that we were left with during the piecing process and in that spirit, I’d like to unveil the projects we’ll be working on for the next few months. Introducing. . . the Diamonds Bonus Quilt and Bonus pillow!


Diamonds Bonus Quilt


Diamonds Bonus Pillow

These are the little sisters of the Diamonds quilt. We are going to keep the quilting simple on these, so you can feel free to experiment with contrasting threads. But wait. . . I’m getting ahead of myself because this month we are PIECING both projects and I’ll be back to teach you how to quilt them later.


Remember those large triangles we cut off when piecing the “stitch-and-flip” corners? We’ll be sewing these into half-square triangles and trimming them down to make the quilt.


And those smaller triangles with the free-motion feather print will also be sewn into half-square triangles and used in the pillow.

You can download the PDF piecing instructions here.

You can also join me live in my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy, on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 11 am Eastern. I hope to see you there!

Last, but not least, if you are interested in hearing about how I use the BERNINA Stitch Regulator in my own work, be sure to watch the Facebook Live I did with BERNINA USA a couple of weeks ago.

I hope you love this bonus quilt and pillow as much as their big sister! I’ll be back next month to show more on quilting.

Have fun!


Diamonds Quilt Along with Amanda Murphy

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