I really knew better than to start a diamond quilt project when I've never done one before. Not now. Not when I'm so busy with so many things. I remember Terri talking about her diamonds more than a year ago. And I thought "I'm not doing one of those - ever!" Ha. So I know diamonds are tricky.
I really knew better but when I saw this Lone Star quilt above at Alpine Days this month I was moved to eat my words. Sherri told me that Fig Tree had a good pattern for a Lone Star. So I ordered the pattern. And then I started the quilt.
But because I wanted mine to look less like a 3 color quilt and more like the scrappier vintage version from Alpine Days I did run into a few problems. I've done my share of unpicking this weekend.
Lining up the diamonds is not even the biggest problem. It is following directions and changing them as I go. I want my diamonds bigger and since I'm using different fabric the diagrams have been a little confusing. But I'll get the hang of it yet. I'm not turning back. I have lots of this quilt still to go. Since this will be a wedding present I don't have time to keep making mistakes and unpicking. I've got to buckle down and concentrate. It is fun though. If it wasn't fun I wouldn't do it.