If you are like me you love Kaffe Fassett’s line of fabric, but you might agree that it does not always fit with many traditional quilt patterns, especially if the pieces are small and you are using his big bold prints. Fortunately he offers many ideas in the numerous books he has published. I fell in love with Kaffe’s Bordered Diamonds Quilt; however, was a little hesitant considering all the bias cuts and the paper template Kaffe provides.
In my unrelenting desire to make this quilt I searched the quilt store notion shelves and found a diamond ruler that, to my mind, saved the day. The diamond ruler not only made cutting or fussy cutting the diamonds easier, but it also made trimming the border strips a cinch and resulted in improved accuracy. Armed with the diamond ruler and a large can of starch this quilt was much less intimidating.
I will be teaching Kaffe Fassett’s Bordered Diamonds this Fall 2012 at the Running Stitch in Kanata. For more information please check out my schedule or go to http://therunningstitch.ca for more information.