Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 7: Diamonds in the Rough}

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This is the seventh block in the series – Diamonds in the Rough (finished 12″ block).

Materials and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Amount Cutting instructions
 Fabric A (Citrus)   Scrap or Fat Eighth
  • Six (6) 2.5” x 5” rectangles
 Fabric B (Dark Blue)   Scraps or Fat Eighth
  • Three (3) 2.5” x 5” rectangles
 Fabric C (Orange)  Scraps
  • Three (3) 1.5” x 4.5” rectangles
 Fabric D (Light Blue)  Scraps
  • Four (4) 1.5” x 4.5” rectangles
 Fabric E (Grey)  Scraps
  • Twelve (12) 1.5” x 4.5” rectangles
 Fabric F (Neutral)  Scrap or Fat Eighth
  • Thirty-four (34) 1.5” x 3” pieces

Making your block

There is two parts of making the complete block, the stripes and the diamond pieces.

The Diamonds

You will finish with 6 Citrus diamonds and 3 Dark Blue Diamonds.
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  1. The first step of making the diamond piece is to appropriately mark your pieces to ensure accurate piecing. For the diamond fabric piece (3.5” x 5”), you will need to mark out the ¼ seam marks.
    Diamond_piece
  2. Mark the ¼” on the end of the 1.5” x 3” neutral pieces. These are the pieces that will make the corners of the diamond shape.
    MarkedStrips
  3. Lay the neutral strips ¼ in over the line, matching the edge markings with the drawn diagonal line you drew. Stitch along the line, making a ¼” seam.
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  4. Press the seams.
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  5. Use the edges of the diamond fabric to trim the block.
    FirstCornersTrimmed
  6. Repeat the process with the other two corners.
    TrimmingSecondCorners
  7. Trim your corners.
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  8. The final size of the diamond block is 2.5” x 4.5”. When trimming ensure you leave at least ¼ from point to the edge of fabric. This will be your seam allowance.

The Stripes

  1.   Join the following 1.5″ x 4.5″ pieces together: Grey, Light Blue, Orange, Grey (in this order – 4 part stripes). Press seams. Repeat 3 times.
  2. Take one (1) grey and one (1) light blue 1.5″ x 4.5″ piece, stitch together and press seams (2 part stripes).
  3.  You should now have five (5) single grey 1.5″ x 4.5″ pieces left.

Finishing your block

 

  1. First row, sew together the following pieces/parts: 1 dark blue diamond > 4 part stripes > 1 citrus diamond > 1 single grey stripe > 1 citrus diamond > 1 2 part stripes.
  2. Second row, sew together the following pieces/parts: 1 single grey stripe > 1 citrus diamond > 1 single grey stripe > 1 citrus diamond > 4 part stripes > 1 dark blue diamond
  3. Third row, sew together the following pieces/parts: 1 dark blue diamond > 4 part stripes > 1 citrus diamond > 1 single grey stripe > 1 citrus diamond > 1 single grey stripe
  4. Sew rows two & three together. Press seams.
  5. Line up right side edge of row one & two together.  Sew together. Press seams. Finish by trimming the dark blue diamond down.

 

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You now have a finished block 12″ (unfinished 12.5″).

Additional Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Block tutorials:

Please Note: If you every make the sampler or any of the blocks use #spoonflowersamplerquilt and/or link back to the tutorial. Michelle Wilkie @ Factotum of Arts”.

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