Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Rainbow Diamonds baby quilt

UPDATE 2016: The pattern for this quilt is now available on Etsy.

(Photo by Paul Lewin)

This is the quilt I made last year for our new nephew in Holland. His parents knew they were having a boy this time, but weren't telling us, so I decided to go with rainbow colours (and they liked that idea). First I cut some squares:

Then I made a lot of half square triangle blocks:

Then I played with possible lay-outs:

In the end I decided to go with diamonds:

A black and white binding:


The parents and the big sister loved the quilt, I hope the little nephew will as well! (he was sleeping when we handed it over).

The quilt is a project in the kids' issue (169) of Down Under Quilts, on sale from tomorrow at newsagents and online. Lots of great projects for kids inside!


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Love the colors-some of the patterns were really neat too. I like the second one best. Maybe enough to try one on my own !~! Hope your nephew enjoys it as much as his sister did. Love that he was asleep during the presentation-isn't that just like a baby !~!

Quilting Dee said...

Gorgeous baby quilt! So bright and sparkly!