Monday, June 17, 2013

Diamond Tradtions Blog Tour Starts Today

Happy Monday!  Don't forget to join us on the Diamond Traditions Blog tour that starts today. 


Our first blogger is Thelma from Cupcakes 'n Daisies. Thelma is a friend I met through Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.  If you've never been to her blog, you need to get on over there!  She is creative, prolific and as sweet as can be!

I asked each of the blog post participants to fill out a "Get to know you" questionnaire which they will answer on their blog post. 

I also asked them to send me a picture of a quilt that best represents them.  Here is what Thelma said about her quilt that she chose:

"I've attached a picture of my Red and White Tribute Quilt as the quilt that most represents me.  It's best represents me because it's red and required a ton of math, my favorite part of quilting. "

Red and White Tribute Quilt by Thelma Childers
I will say that this is totally Thelma.  Like she said, she loves the math but she also loves red and white quilts.  Can you see her creativeness in this quilt?  Just amazing!!

Not only is Thelma involved in the blog tour, she also pieced one of the original quilts in Diamond Traditions!  She is a fantastic piecer and you should have seen the back of the quilt top when I got the top back from her.  Perfect!  The back was as pretty as the front!  I will not spoil the surprise and tell you what quilt she pieced because I'm sure she will tell you all about it. 

Here is another quilt in the book but not one that we are blogging about this week. 
Black Diamond Pieced by Monique Dillard Quilted by LeAnne Olson
In Black Diamond, I made the blocks using batiks from Hoffman Fabric.  This was a bit of a challenge but if you use spray starch and lots of pins, it will come together wonderfully!  I also made sure that the sides, top and bottom pieces were over sized so you could trim your top down to 1/4" all the way around.

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for our next blogger on the tour!

Have a great day!

2 comments:

Rebecca Stevens said...

Love this quilt too. I had already been to Thelma's and love that pattern too. Her piecing seems perfect on all her quilts. This Tribute Quilt is one of my favorites from her blog. Thanks for a chance at this book. I am still plugging along on your BOM.

b said...

diamond trade is one of the unique.
i want some more tips.
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