Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WiP - Diamond Tread

As expected my sewing is slowing down. Last week I pieced all the blocks together and it took me a week to add the remaining strips to sides. I have the backing fabric and batting ready. I'll be using cotton batting (local supply) for the very first time. I'm making crib size 45"x 60". I like the straight line quilting in the original pattern so that's what I'll be doing. So far I really love the pattern (Diamond Tread) and the color combo. I'm looking forward to see all the other versions out there too.

Once I'm done with the quilting I'd like to make something for Le Challenge. The theme for July is Toffee. I'll play with some leather scraps again.

Linking up with

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I love your fabric choice!

  2. I love that areoplane print, so cool! I also have been meaning to say I really like the new look of your blog :) I'm using wool batting for the first time, cotton has been my usual choice with a bamboo sometimes but I want to make some warmer quilts :)

  3. Vera, that top is so great. I bought the pattern a couple weeks ago and this is so inspiring!

  4. It looks great! I love your color combo and the airplane print for the back is perfection. : ) I think this is the first finished top I've seen by anybody other than myself, which is always soooo exciting. Thanks for making my pattern!

  5. Beautiful! This will be such a nice crib quilt. I love the airplane fabric and the colours!

  6. Fantastic!! More inspiration... Bought the pattern, still haven't started... waiting for my daughter to decide on background and give me her bed measurements!! I can't wait!

  7. Your crib quilt is amazing! i love the combo of blue and green!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with for "toffee". Lots of fun!
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  8. I love the Diamond Tread pattern! I also love the colors that you chose! Beautiful work :)

    Black may not be a traditional background for flowers, but it looks great and wow, your colors really pop here! Awesome!

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, hop on by if you can

  9. Your quilt top looks great!

    I checked out that challenge and when I saw the Toffee theme, the only thing I could think of was toffee apple ... or toffee coloured leather - just like that piece you have :D I think I would follow the theme by eating toffee candy while I was sewing - I wonder if that would count? LOLOL!

  10. I love how this turned out. Now I'm really turning over the idea of using mostly solids with one print when I get around to making a quilt from this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. LOVE your quilt top! It looks beautiful! Fantastic fabric choices!

    Look forward to seeing your Toffee project!

  12. Oh, i love how this turned out!! The colours are perfect and that little bit of texty print, fabulous!
    Can't wait to see this finished!


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