Jan 05

Diamond Baby Boy Quilt (46)

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.

diamond baby quilt

diamond baby boy quilt

diamond quilt close up

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:

Sewing machine

My Sewing Machine

fabric close up


ironing board

The Iron

and she also took a lot of self portraits

Then, I took the camera away from her.

diamond quilt up close

Here is the machine quilting close up.

diamond quilt backing and binding

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 🙂


1 comment!

  1. Jess says:

    I love this! You did such a great job. I think when I make it again, I will make mine at least a row shorter as well. Now you’ve inspired me to make another one!

    Urban Patchwork