Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pink Diamonds

Pink Diamonds??  Yes, please!!!  9 of them arranged into one large solitaire.  What a surprise this would be for a person's anniversary! 
Now you can see the individual blocks are made of the smallest scraps. I think I had a moment midway into this... While I do enjoy a small scrap like the teeny little free form geese there, It's a little crazy to sew such tiny pieces together. 

Then again, who cares what a crazy sewing woman does to keep sane? Keeps me busy. It's kind of meditative. To drop everything, and just sew these small puzzle pieces together with no worries. Just down to color. 

It occurred to me that I am happy I'll be machine quilting these, as hand quilting through these seams wouldn't be fun...

I now have 7 of these larger colorful diamonds but didn't get them all out for a picture. Check out the other blocks being made at the  RSC 2016

27 comments:

  1. Very nice! Keep up the great work!

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  2. I agree, tiny piecing is crazy and well work the extra work! Your pink diamond is gorgeous and I'm sure all of them will be amazing together!!

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  3. It's fun to see your pink diamonds up close! Love the piece with the little hearts! I definitely feel that sewing is meditative. It has been my go-to way of staying sane for a long time now! Enjoy!

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  4. Totally my kind of block - I love sewing tiny scraps together, crazy or not.

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  5. Lots of pretty pinks! This is going to be such a bright quilt when it's all assembled.

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  6. Sewing crumbs together is indeed a meditative process. Just keep stitching . . . .

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  7. I love doing this sewing together of my random little scraps. After I sold my company and was able to really start quilting a lot, I couldn't toss anything out. (that NEVER happens now......) And I sewed them together long before it became "fashionable". Victoria Wolfe actually told me I had to stop teaching that method at my quilt guild, that SHE owned the idea. Go Figure!

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  8. Like you, I really get zen when piecing scraps into something larger. With all the cats and dresdens I do all month, saving the leftovers for improv piecing really scratches some sewing itch for me. What a lovely pink diamond, LeeAnna!

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  9. Looking forward to seeing the entire collection another day!!

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  10. Your diamonds are really going to be spectacular when all together! All those little scraps make them sparkle!

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  11. alas I cannot afford a REAL pink diamond, but in the meantime I am enjoying watching all of yours shine and sparkle. I like meditative sewing, too...right now I am in a "Quilter's Block" area....Helga is napping in the corner until I come out of it....hugs, Julierose

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  12. Pink! These colours are really working!

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  13. What a beautiful gem. I can't wait to see how you put them all together.

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  14. These are a great use of tiny scraps. I keep as small as 1" square for some things, and if it makes me happy, who cares what anyone else thinks?

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  15. Your pink diamond is so pretty!

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  16. love what you are doing with your pink scraps! Very pretty!

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  17. Crazy maybe, but who cares? Your diamonds are just the prettiest things - I really look forward to them.

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  18. great use of tiny scraps in this beautiful diamond.
    have a Great week!!

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  19. "Who cares what a crazy sewing woman does to keep sane?"
    I LOVE this line! Hilarious! Sew on my friend!
    Great pink triangles!

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  20. Who defines what "crazy" is in the first place? :) I like your attitude and your beautiful diamond! Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. It's great - and only one more color to go!

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  22. I love this!....and am forwarding it on to a friend who will be tempted to make these diamonds!

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  23. I LOVE them Leeanna. yes hrs and hrs of work but so so soothing on the frayed nerves they have such a calming effect on one. I love to sit and just pick up a tiny lovely piece of coloured fabric and stitch it by hand. Your diamonds a little pieces of art. Cheers Glenda

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  24. Might have to steal this one too, along with that pink sewing machine! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers
    Susan

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  25. What fun this looks like. the best of both worlds - improv but with a plan.

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  26. Wow! What a wonderful scrappy diamond!

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