EPP Sampler Block Three, Field of Diamonds

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Kris Posted: Mon, May 20 2013 11:53 AM

Please use this thread for block three of the Sampler. Please share photos, tips, tricks and frustrations.

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Frances replied on Mon, May 20 2013 11:25 PM

Okay, here we go again,

This is my favourite block field of diamonds, its always been a favourite of mine, now i know  it is small 1/2" hexies but if you cant handle that then do a larger hexagon and just make one diamond instead of 4. Ideally you want 3 colours, and 81 hexies. http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/ block size should already read 0.5.

So this is what you will end up with.

So first cut out your 81 hexies, baste you hexes (for me this was the slowest bit the rest was fairly quick). then sew your first part together like this

 

 

As you can see its just a normal Grandmothers flower garden rosette with an extra hexie on each end and now add another row like this

I always have a green surround as for me this design always reminds me of formal flower garden displays with the green walk way surrounding it.

 

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Frances replied on Mon, May 20 2013 11:38 PM

Okay once youve done that do the first part again and sew it to the other one like this

then add the green surround

 

then do the same with the other 2 diamonds so you end up with this

 

As always press well, remove papers press again and then applique to your 13 1/2 inch background i found mine had to go on the diagonal to make it fit comfortably.

Any questions please ask.

lots of love

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Kris replied on Tue, May 21 2013 1:04 AM

Thanks Frances.

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Barbara replied on Tue, May 21 2013 8:39 AM

Yipee, a new project ,thanks Frances, I have my templates cut so now I just need to get busy and pick out some fabric,  Thanks Frances. Barbara

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Barbara replied on Fri, May 24 2013 6:58 AM

Here is a picture of my first diamond, was not so bad to do as I thought it would be. Barbara

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Kris replied on Fri, May 24 2013 6:09 PM

Nice work Barbara.

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Barbara, I think it's pretty good.  The red and black really look good!

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Erin replied on Thu, May 30 2013 2:16 PM

Beautiful Barbara~  I have so much happening that I have not even started this yet! I do have my half inch hexies printed though.  Hopefully after this weekend I can focus some and get things completed!

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Barbara replied on Thu, May 30 2013 2:23 PM

Not to worry  I only have the one done, I'll get to the rest hopefully here soon  Barbara

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Kris replied on Thu, May 30 2013 7:42 PM

Erin:

Beautiful Barbara~  I have so much happening that I have not even started this yet! I do have my half inch hexies printed though.  Hopefully after this weekend I can focus some and get things completed!

Erin you're still on track. This block (block three) is the one for June. Frances posted early because she's on holiday. No worries.

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Frances replied on Fri, May 31 2013 5:38 AM

Barbara,

Its looking good.

lots of love

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Barbara replied on Fri, May 31 2013 9:46 AM

Thanks Frances.  still have a ways to go .LOL   Barbara

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Here is my Block three.  With all the storms that have blown through my joints were not very happy but it is done.   AND  I really enjoyed doing it.  Also today I received the book Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses!

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