Saturday, April 2, 2011

Diamonds Down Under Revealed!!

Hello Everyone,

I can't tell you how much I have been bursting at the seams to show you this quilt. If you remember back in January I made this tutorial. Well, at the time I was making a quilt that I designed for Quilt Magazine.


The magazine is now out and you can find it in my shop here or on your local newsstands. I had fun designing this one with Australian Aboriginal fabrics and Kona Cotton Solids. Diamonds have always been a favorite of mine and I loved combining these colors to make a diamond zig zag quilt.


Here is a close up of the quilting that I did on the quilt.


Yup, that is me!! My friend Justine took the photo and did a great job. Thank you, Justine!! Although I don't think that I look any younger... LOL!

The quilt can be found in this issue...


and it is a quilt for intermediate quilters or those who are willing to give it a try. Remember you are working with diamonds.

So I had taken a bunch of photos, but my photos can't beat Quilt Magazine's photos, so I will show you theirs...


This is the first photo. They were going for the rumpled teen room look. I love it!!


This is the photo that is in the magazine. I forgot to load the full flat photo of the quilt, but you can see it by clicking here, as I am the exclusive source for the quilt kits to make this quilt. So come and check it out if you would like to give it a try, it is currently available in my shop!

I would love to know what you all think of this design and if you have ever worked with diamonds.

Also, I would love to hear what specialty quilting tools that you like too, but you need to come visit me on my Quilt Magazine Blog Post by clicking here. Leave me a comment there, I would love to know about your favorite quilting gadget.

Until Next Time...

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36 comments:

Elisa Black said...

A beautiful design and color combination-- It's just gorgeous! Congrats to you! I love Australian Aboriginals. You should be very proud!

Merete said...

Its gorgeous, Jackie, and the colours are smashing!! I wonder, does the quilting come with the kit aswell ;o)

Lisa said...

What a fun quilt! Love the colors.

Riel Nason said...

Congratulations! What great energy the colours have and your quilting is just fabulous!

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! That's a serious lotta talent. Great fabrics, too. Perfect quilt to wake up to over coffee. …and I thought it was going to be a rough morning. Forget it. Now we're in the celebratory mood. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Your quilting really works. Can't leave that out!!! Impressive.

Stephanie said...

Wowzer! A Jackie Original and it's gorgeous. I've never worked with diamonds but it's on my ever growing "bucket list." Congratulations Diamond Girl!

Rumi said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the quilting is divine!
I have never worked with diamonds. Guess there is a trick to dealing with all the bias edges.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Looks FABULOUS Jackie! I love the aboriginals you used to make this! well done!!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

This is wonderful Jackie! Congrats on the great article!!

karenfae said...

congrats Jackie on getting a quilt in a magazine. Wonderful quilt - you must be proud!!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Exuberant Color said...

Very nice Jackie!! You are right that it is for intermediate. Beginners are not ready for that mismatched point and bias edges. I think diamonds are fun to play with now and then. I think your kit should sell well because the fabrics are great. Congratulations!

Char said...

I was planning to send you and email this morning to ask if you had blogged about this quilt and I missed it.
It's a beautiful quilt and I was surprised when I opened my magazine yesterday. I love the fabric.

Karen said...

Congtatulations Jackie!! It's a great looking quilt.

Nedra said...

Congratulations on being published AGAIN! I have not really worked with diamonds before. Will you need a special ruler for this quilt?

Anya said...

Love it, love it, love it! Congratulations!

deborah said...

Beautiful quilt and the quilting is just gorgeous!

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations! It's a stunning quilt, and I love your quilting! Bravo!

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the look of diamonds (what gal doesn't!) but they do take patience and a bit of sizing (I use lots of Best Press!)

Evelene S said...

The quilt is stunning-fabulous colors and I love the aboriginal fabrics. Congratulations to you!

PatSloan said...

so love it!!! And great colors.. you rock!

Barb said...

That is sooo awesome and such a lovely quilt!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt. And beautiful quilting.

Terry said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful quilt! :0)

Heather said...

It looks lovely on the bed.

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Congratulations Jackie, your quilt is gorgeous, fabulous colours too and I love the quilting! Well done!!

Linda said...

Love how you used the Aboriginals. I am in love with that fabric!

Cathy said...

Congratulations Jackie, it is stunning I adore those colours. Diamonds are wonderful I have done one with the plan for more...maybe this one!!! xo

badlandsquilts said...

I love the rich color of the fabric & the diamonds!

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations!!! Amazing as usual!

RETRO-fabulous said...

Jackie,
Congratulations!! Great design & the quilting is fantastic, too!! Diamonds are a girls best friend, right? LOVE working with them.
Heather

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Diamonds are on my list to try. Are they hard??

Your quilt is beautiful!

Sherri said...

Congrats...I love it!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful rich and bright jewel colors for your diamonds! Congrats on your magazine appearance and exlusivity for the kits. Wonderful.

Donna~~ said...

What a fun design use for diamonds and such pretty fabric choices! And so nice that you are published! Congratulations!

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

amy smart said...

Congratulations, Jackie! It's beautiful! I love the look of Diamonds, but I'm always a little intimidated. I need to get this magazine!

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