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    Amish Diamond

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    • Ilona Kovac

      Mini Quilt of the Month, October: Amish Diamond - The Purl Bee - Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!

    • Melody Kreseski

      Mini Quilt of the Month, October: Amish Diamond - Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! - the purl bee

    • Angela

      Amish Diamond - The Purl Bee - Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!

    • Niki Dague

      Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! - the purl bee Monthly Mini Quilt

    • Sal Vanilla

      Mini Quilt of the Month, October: TUTORIAL Amish Diamond | Purl Soho - Create

    • Tonya Flynn

      Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! - the purl bee

    • Theresa Eldridge

      the purl bee - Mini Quilt: Amish Diamond

    • Thildarose69

      To the modern eye, early Amish quilts can look more like bold abstract paintings than bed-topping quilts! Dating back to the mid 1800's, Amish quilts used dark jewel-toned, solid wool fabrics and uncomplicated piecing. (Here's a link to a nice gallery of older Amish Quilts. ) One of the most classic Amish piecing patterns is a center diamond where the focal point is a square turned on its corner. This simple pattern is particularly appealing because of its clear, graphic quality and its large blocks of color that seem to vibrate and sing.  Working with just solid colored wool, the early Amish conjured some truly spectacular color schemes (like this one!). In homage to these vibrant and wild combinations, we chose for our October Mini Quilt of the Month an eclectic mix of solids, from bright Kona Cotton in Coral to heathery Shot Cotton in Lilac .  And since we weren't bound by the same rules as the original Amish quilters, we also threw in a smattering of small dots and subtle prints to round out our beautiful, unruly fabric selections. I had a real blast throwing my color preferences to the wind, purposefully putting together color combinations that I would normally avoid. The process was so creative and fun! Even the piecing itself is a bit more freewheeling than a normal quilt because you cut the pieces to size as you need them. Plus as an added bonus, once you get this pattern down you can make it any size, from a pin cushion to a queen-size bed! --Molly PS- If you'd like to see all of the Mini Quilts in our series plese click here.

    • Jessica McDonald

      Cool quilt block

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