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Diamond Stairsteps



Diamond Stairsteps

Instructor: Sarah Bond

What do you get when you combine the color and contrast with angles and orientation? You get a dynamic quilt with movement and a touch of three-dimensional illusion. I love classic quilts and their elements. I’ve been experimenting with variations on Lone Stars and Diamond Piecing for the past couple of years and these quilts are the results from two years of experimentation and improvisation. You can go vertical or horizontal. You can use any combination of colors in your strips. You should use two colors with some contrast for your backgrounds in order to differentiate your row of diamonds.

These quilts are Jelly Roll friendly. You will need:

One Jelly Roll (40 2 ½ inch strips of fabric, selvage to selvage). You can use a pre-packaged jelly roll or cut your own beautiful strips from your stash. If you make your own, please be sure that they are 2 ½ inch selvage to selvage cuts, not cuts from fat quarters or shorter goods. You don’t want to have to piece your strips into equal lengths before you can start sewing.

1 ¾ yards of two different fabrics for your background.

We will be making strip sets with our Jelly Rolls and then slicing them on a 45o angle before reassembling them into the stairsteps.

In addition to your fabric, you will need a sewing machine in good working order, basic sewing supplies, 24 inch ruler, rotary cutter and large cutting mat. I will bring some big mats as it is hard to cut the strip sets on a smaller mat.

 

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