With my last quilt, I was able to get my kids to hold the quilt for me. This time, though, I only had the pre-kindergarten ones home. So, I held the blanket, and the 5 year-old took the picture.
I think she did very well, just held at an angle. She is my camera girl; she loves taking pictures. Here are some other pictures she took:
My Sewing Machine
and she also took a lot of self portraits
Then, I took the camera away from her.
Here is the machine quilting close up.
I backed this quilt with the nursery rhyme fabric. Mostly because I love it, and it is a baby blanket. This is my 3rd quilt that I have backed with this fabric.
If you want to learn how to do a diamond quilt, I used this tutorial from Urban Patchwork. I ended up making two less rows (horizontal) than she did, so mine was shorter. Before washing, it was 37.5 x 46.5 inches. After washing, it was 35.5 x 44 inches. I think one thing I will do the next time I make one of these quilts is cut the striped fabric differently. In this quilt, I cut my original 4 inch strips so that I was cutting through the lines. I think next time I will cut my original 4 inch strip WITH the stripes, that way the stripes will be parallel to two sides of the diamonds.
And I loved it so much, I have another one ready to iron. And another one cut out. I might try to do one argyle. Maybe 🙂