Hand Drawn Garden Diamonds






Fabrics used are a fat eighth bundle of Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner, Shot Cotton in Steel is the main background color, and then I added an assortment of Shot Cottons I had in my stash for the diamonds.  Backing is Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi flannel, and binding is Shot Cotton in Tangerine.

I buy all my Shot Cottons at Mad About Patchwork, and she has all Rowan fabrics 20% off this month.  (This includes Shot Cottons)  Just use the code HOLIDAY20 at checkout.

I tried a different method of finishing the binding on this quilt.  I thought it needed a bit of extra texture, so I sewed the binding to the back of the quilt, then, to attach it to the front, I used a Perle Cotton in Turquoise and did a blanket stitch.  (and then part way through I ran out of time and finished with a regular stitch)  I really like the handmade look this gives and I know I'll be trying it again!

56 comments:

  1. Your quilts are always just so umm how could I say.. calm ? gorgeous ? I just want to make a pile with them and sleep there.

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  2. I really like your binding bling! Perfect finishing touch.

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  3. Beautiful! I love everything about it: the choice of fabrics and colors, the diamonds and the asymmetry. The hand blanket stitch for the binding really adds a nice touch.

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  4. Love the binding stitches! Did you paper piece the diamonds?

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  5. I love the way the turquoise looks against the grey for the blanket stitch. That's such a nice touch.

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  6. Gorgeous! Looks delightful to wrap up in...

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  7. Love it! Especially the blanket stitch - what a lovely touch!

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  8. WOW, this hand stitching is really great! I like all of your quilts, good job!

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  9. love the blanket stitching! what a fabulous idea!

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  10. I join the praise for the blanket stitch binding finish. It's a great idea that suits this quilt perfectly!

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  11. Great detail on the binding, lovely design (colors & piecing) as always.

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  12. It is SO beautiful. I really like that binding idea too! I'll have to try that for sure. Pinning it!

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  13. Yum - this is a totally gorgeous quilt. I love the saturated colours with the dark grey. I also love the blanket stitch on the binding! I am blanket stitching down some applique bias strips at the moment so I can totally see how it is very time (and thread!) consuming.

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  14. I love the blanket stitch on the binding! What a great idea!

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  15. The colors are amazing! So warm and "hugging" (does that make sense?!)! Gorgeous!

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  16. Oh, girl, you have done it again, that's gorgeous. I love that Steel shot cotton. It's reading blue here on my screen (one of the reasons I love it). I wonder if that's true or not.

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  17. Very pretty! I really like your idea for blanket stitching the binding. I am always interested in new ideas for binding. Thanks!

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  18. The blanket stitch binding is the most brilliant little touch. Beautiful quilt all around.

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  19. How beautiful is that! I'm often torn on Anna Maria Horner and can't quite decide if I like her fabric or not, but then I see something like this that someone's made and it always makes me fall in love. So beautiful.

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  20. Lovely! I really like the blanket stitch on the binding in the contrasting colour.

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  21. This is just perfect. The design is so unique and perfect for those fabrics, the shot cottons make everything look so soft, and that blanket stitched binding is a fantastic detail. Your work just amazes me!

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  22. Another amazing quilt! That blanket stitch binding is just perfection!

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  23. This quilt is great. I love how the steel gray shot cotton makes the other fabrics sing.

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  24. oh my, I absolutely love this quilt! I've been hoarding a bunch of AMH prints over the years and this quilt has me thinking that 2014 will be the year to cut into them :) Love the steel shot cotton!

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  25. OH MY !! I love the quilt!! will have to look at trying to make one for me or i should say the king size bed!! and I thought i could quilt it to. thanks for tell us teh fabrics you used! helps a lot when choosing my fabric. I have some Kaffe's and others like his that will go together!

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  26. ooooooooooooooh. I will not be doing that blanket stitch myself (ahem - machine binding addict), but I LOVE it on yours.

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  27. Your blanket stitch binding looks Great !~! I will have to try that sometime. The colors are gorgeous together.

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  28. It`s absolutely beautiful,design,fabrics,quilting and your binding idea is great!

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  29. Lovely quilt! Diamonds are one of my favorites!

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  30. You are amazing! Please write a book! Please!

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  31. I would love to wrap up in that quilt right now!

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  32. This is so beautiful. I admire your work so much!

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  33. LOVE this quilt. What a beautiful detail to add to the binding. I might get over my hand-stitching aversion to try something that special for my next quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. This is a stunning quilt - they colours set against the Steel look wonderful. And I love the idea and look of the blanket stitched binding - you clever girl you!!

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  36. this is just beautiful, such a cosy rustic feel to it

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  37. Oh! I've been wanting to try that stitch on a binding! It looks lovely.

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  38. how did you do that nifty machine binding trick?????? going to tell us???

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  39. Hello! Im a new follower! I am working on a mini quilt based on you granny square block tute and I am goong to try this binding method. It looks so beautiful! Im so glad I found you! ;)

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  40. Gorgeous rich colours. I love how you have stitched the binding, wonderful touch.

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  41. Is therre a pattern for this gorgeous quilt?

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  42. This is such a wonderful quilt and the colours are so gorgeous! thanks for the inspiration - it makes my fingers itch!

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  43. I love the colors of the flying geese quilt, they are so rich! I think it's funny that you're on a fabric buying diet. Ha ha! I need to go on one of those :)

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  44. That blanket stitch looks gorgeous...I just want to snuggle up with that quilt! I love backing with flannel.

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  45. Stunning!. I love the fabric choices and the idea of blanket stitching the binding never occurred to me but it works so well.

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  46. Did you do that blanket stitch by hand or machine? I've been contemplating it by machine.

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