I’ve been looking for a fun scrap project for these Umbrella Prints trimmings and remnants.
I found an absolutely fabulous block over at Madame Parfait’s The Parfait Cafe. I mean it. The first time I saw this block I fell in love.
She calls it… Diamond Blossom.
Before she disappeared from the blogosphere in 2012, Madame Parfait said she would be posting tutorials for her block designs. Even though she didn’t get around to posting those tutorials, the fact that she intended to make a tutorial suggests to me that she wouldn’t mind it if there were other Diamond Blossom blocks running around the universe.
So I made one.*
Right about here, I realize I’d made a mistake.
I kept going and finished the rest of my wedges anyway. I then made another mistake in the green section. Oops!
The original, and maybe less obvious mistake is that my wedges have background fabric on either side so when joined, there will be too much background between the wedges – it should be the same width as what’s separating the diamonds.
I haven’t decided if I’ll fix the green and join the wedges anyway, or if I’ll trim one side of each wedge and reattach a wider background piece on the other side.
This will be a work-in-progress for a while because I need to set it aside and do other things right now. I plan to use the Diamond Blossom pattern in a scrap challenge, and this was just a trial run.
I’m also going to squirrel away these trimmings-of-trimmings. I haven’t done much raw edge appliqué, but I think these would be perfect to play with when I do.
*I have immense respect for other quilters’ original works, and I will not release any paper piecing template, even for free, unless the design is my own or I have the original designer’s permission to do so. I love giving credit to the people who inspire me.
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