Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WiP - diamond tread

Let me tell you. I have finished the Nightmare Newspaper quilt! Yipee! Anyway it't been raining since Monday and I was not able to take any pictures. I'm sure it can wait few more days.


To celebrate the finish I started something new. I really like the look of Lee's new pattern Diamond Tread. It was on sale so how could I resist? I have never worked with HSTs so this is my very first time. I don't have a square ruler which is quite essential for trimming so I made template out of Super60 triangle ruler I have. I tried to make plastic template but it was way too thin.



It might not seem very accurate on the pictures but it works just fine. At least I thought it's going fine until I cut myself. Yeap. Silly little finger got in the way and I have new rotary blade. It's sharp and I have little HST design on my nail too. No pictures. Thank you. It hurts. It bleeds. It sucks but that couldn't stop me. It did for couple of hours but later on I was trimming again. I have never done so much trimming.


I finished few blocks and so far I really like it. I'm using only three solids plus black and white print to make it more interesting. The colors are based on color scheme I have for the backing fabric.


Linking up with WiP Wednesday
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19 comments:

  1. What a trimming nightmare!!! Love that pattern and your blocks are fantastic.

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    1. Oh well, lesson learned.

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  2. Your piecing looks perfect Vera!!!! And I really like the 3 solids plus the black and white - very refreshing. Excited to see it come together

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  3. Sorry about your finger--I did that a few weeks ago:(

    I am itching to do Lee's pattern too,but need to get some other projects in sewing done first. Trying to be good;) I love your fabric selection!

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  4. Love those blocks. Gorgeous colour scheme. Sorry about the finger. Hope it'll be fine in no time.

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  5. Love the color combo too! Hope your finger gets better fast.

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  6. you started diamond tread already! it's looking fantastic.

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  7. I too have tried to re-fashion my finger! Ouch! Those HST's look pretty good for a first time.

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  8. Great diamond tread blocks! I'm looking forward to seeing this come together!

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  9. You've chosen a great color palette for this! And isn't it a shame how beautiful the trimmings looks, all grouped together by color, even though there's absolutely no use for them in the scrap bin? Someone needs to come up with some way to salvage them...

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  10. Can't wait to see this finished! The newsprint fabric is awesome in here! I don't think I've ever done this much trimming either but it will be worth it in the end. :)

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  11. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to see how this quilt turns out for you. I just got this pattern from Lee also. And, I'm loving your choice of three solids with the newsprint. I think it's going to look stunning when it all comes together as a whole quilt top.

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  12. Yay on the big finish - well done!! Love your fabric choices for the new project too. I love the look of HSTs but gosh I hate trimming them. Sorry to hear about the finger injury too!

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  13. Ouch! But I'm sure the finished quilt will be stunning and you'll forget about it! Great colours!

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  14. It looks great. Love HST they are so versatile and this pattern is so pretty. Sorry to hear about your finger, ouch!

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  15. Those are some very sharp and accurate points you have there, Miss Vera! I lopped a little chunk off of a finger a few weeks ago - I didn't even feel it until a minute later - rotary cutter blades are our friends, but they're dangerous friends, lol! The new quilt is going to be gorgeous - love that black and white print!

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  16. Love these! Your colours are just perfect, and the text print... fantastic!
    I picked up this pattern as well, just need to find the time to give it a try!

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  17. Oh, this is going to be so beautiful! Love the colors and the pops of text prints. Good thinking on the ruler template too. Thanks for making my pattern, and thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  18. That looks lovely, am looking forwar to seeing more of it. Hope you finger is ok!

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