Thursday, April 25, 2019

Be a Diamond Blog Hop💎

We have been enjoying Diamond projects all week.  A big thank you to Carol from Just let me Quilt for hosting us. Here  is the whole schedule so if you have missed any, pop over and check them  out.
April 22

April 23

April 24

April 25

April 26
 For my project this time I had two ideas swirling around in my head. So my plan was to make some of the blocks and then decide which way I go. 
 With a test block made, something wasn't right. Oh boy! I made a cutting error, cut 2" instead of 2 1/2" a good thing I didn't cut them all out. Once I cut another set I was all good. 

So in my head I had rows of multi coloured diamonds sashed together into a quilt. The other idea was to make a Lone Star table topper.  It has been a long time since I made a Lone Star project. As you can see the Lone Star won out this time. 



I then was wondering if I should make 4 blocks and sew them together for a quilt or just leave it at 1 block for a table topper.  In the end it was a table topper that won out.
Now I just had to quilt and binding it, but I hestiated. Does it need a  border or two? I left it sitting on my table for  a few days to think on it.

Now because I couldn't decide, it means I didn't get to quilt and bind it but I do love it even more once I added the borders.
A little close up for you.

I hope you are enjoying all the projects featured in this blog hop.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia



28 comments:

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Lone Star Table Topper is beautiful! The dark background really makes it pop.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your table topper! The added border makes it sing.

Carol said...

Lovely table topper! I am glad you added the borders--it made that star show sew much better! Gorgeous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I agree, your colour choices made this topper..love it

Vicki in MN said...

What a beauty! So I have never made a lonestar but often think I would like to however most I have seen have several colors but I like that you have only 3. So you didn't piece strip sets and then cut on the diagonal but did individual diamonds? Also trying to figure out how you added the black. Did you have a pattern or is this your own? I would love a detailed tutorial!!!

For the love of geese said...

Beautiful. I've never made a lonestar before. I have a layout for one i'm just not ready to tackle it.

Carol S. said...

This is a beautiful diamond table topper...wow! The border was a perfect addition to it and the fabric choices brought it all together. It looks amazing! Thanks for hopping with us!

Melva said...

Adding the border was perfect. Thanks for sharing! MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Beautiful! I love Lone Star quilts, but never made one yet. Hopefully I will give it a go one day and make one.

Needled Mom said...

Your Lone Star is beautiful and adding the border was a great idea.

works4me said...

Such a lovely block and the borders really finish it off perfectly.

Sharon said...

So pretty! I agree, the borders make it even more fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Vasudha said...

It makes a beautiful table-topper. Lone star is a timeless pattern.

Calicojoan said...

That is just gorgeous. I really want to make one of these soon. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

Anna brown said...

Wow looks like a big undertaking. ..Great job

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very pretty lone star table topper.

Susan said...

That is so pretty! I love the narrow border to finish it off - nice touch!

Suze said...

Beautiful job on your Lone Star table topper! Thanks for joining the hop.

Carla said...

Such a pretty lone star.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful table topper, thanks for sharing

Theresa said...

Love Lone Star quilts and this one is really pretty.

Britt-Inger said...

your table topper is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Kayaking quilter said...

Very nice table topper. The extra borders do add to the overall design. Thank you for sharing your project.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Your Lone Star topper is absolutely stunning. It really pops on the black background! Thanks for sharing.

Janice Holton said...

I've been wanting to make a Lone Star quilt for a long time. So far, the closest I've got is a pillow. I love your table topper. Great use of diamonds! :)

Farm Quilter said...

Great lone star table topper!!

tink's mom said...

You were right to wait and mull it over. the borders are a great setting for this piece. Wonderful job.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Wow, stunning with the border! Worth the wait, looking forward to seeing it quilted.