Saturday, June 4, 2016

Double-Sided Diamond Quilt

Read the Tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop

One of my goals for 2016 has been to finish a throw-size quilt every month. It’s almost halfway through the calendar year, and I’ve managed to meet this goal each month. Woo hoo!

I’ve been itching to show you May’s finish—my Double-Sided Diamond Quilt—but it’s been under wraps. Now that the corresponding tutorial has gone live on the Moda Bake Shop, I can reveal this beauty, with her 18” diamonds in Bonnie and Camille’s Little Ruby:


This quilt requires just one layer cake. I get a kick out of using precuts with the greatest efficiency—the fewer the scraps, the better! Since the quilt top doesn’t use the whole layer cake, I extended my design skills to the back:


I think dividing the fabric collection into two palettes—red/pink/gray/blue and red/pink/green—underscores the idea that this is two quilts in one.

Let me know if you give this pattern a try. It’s a great way to use up an orphan layer cake from your stash or an excuse to indulge in a new one.


If you’re a Bonnie and Camille fan, you may have noticed the Happy Go Lucky binding. A local quilt shop still has a bolt of it, as well as a bolt of the low-volume blue flower print on white (see 55063 22 in this PDF). I’m sure if you give the proprietor a call, she’ll hook you up. : )


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15 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love quilts that are as beautiful on the back as well as the front. Great job!

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  2. This is awesome! My nephew picked out a layer cake that he wants a quilt from and I might just have to use this 😊

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  3. Oh that is gorgeous! I love the way you've divided the layer cake to make it as "a double A-side" quilt :-)

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  4. I love that the design is double sided. It turned out so beautifully!

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  5. Congratulations! It's so pretty. :D

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  6. Fantastic! I love this quilt...both sides! This is exactly the kind of pattern that is SO helpful! How to use those pre-cuts is a challenge! Thanks!

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  7. I love this design, what a great use of a layer cake. Great two sided quilt.

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  8. Love your quilt, front and back. The fabrics are perfect for the pattern. I do have a layer cake out there waiting to be used.

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  9. This is a real winner Michelle! I just read the tutorial you wrote for Moda and it sounds simple and fun. I love how you are determined to use every bit of that sweet layer cake!

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  10. I will definitely try this pattern. I love Bonnie and Camille fabric and really like the pieced backing! Thank you .

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  11. Awesome pattern Michelle! I've got a layer cake of B&C's April Showers and some gray solid that I was planning on making into 9.5" HSTs. I had a layout in mind, but now I'm thinking I might find an additional color for those little diamonds and make this pattern instead.

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  12. Totally adding this to my to-do Pinterest board! I love the fact it is double-sided!

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  13. beautiful! i love the nice fabric!

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  14. Another great quilt and tutorial, I love the diamond pattern on this. Great back as well, two in one, sweet!

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  15. What a great finish! Love the two different color ways. Great way to get the most out of your quilt!

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