Way back in November 2014 I found that I had won Editor's Choice in the block design contest held by Modern Quilts Unlimited with my block Diamonds in the Sky. As part of the prize, I got make a quilt and pattern from the block for the magazine.
Diamonds in the Sky was made using all Robert Kaufman fabrics; Kona solids in White, Seafoam, Turquoise, and Peacock and Equations in Black from the Science Fair collection by Illustration Ink. The quilt is all paper pieced (which enables such cool angles and sharp points) and measures 48 1/2" x 60 1/2"".
I pondered the quilting a long time before deciding on treating each fabric separately using matching thread colors. I used a dense back and forth quilting in the blue diamonds, straight lines in the white, a switch back design in the light green, and an outline and swirl in the black.
I must admit that this was a lot of paper piecing of the same block, but I think that the graphic design created by the blocks was worth it.
I love the Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine, the magazine is so full of great quilts and inspiration. Check out the Winter 2016 issue!
I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She.