Dizzying Diamonds Pattern Release

Dizzying Diamonds Pattern - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com
Today I am releasing my latest pattern, Dizzying Diamonds. It does make you just a tad dizzy looking at it doesn’t it? That is all party of my secret plan to hypnotize you into buying this pattern!

The fun thing about this pattern is that it is a layer cake pattern. It is time to cut into those precious layer cakes I know you have been hoarding and start sewing some beautiful quilts!

The quilt above is the large size version of the pattern using a full layer cake – 42 10″ squares. It measures 72″ x 84″ and was made using Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda.

Small Dizzying Diamonds - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comAbove is the smaller version – measuring 60″ x 72″ and requiring only 30 squares from a layer cake.  The smaller pattern was created first because I had a partial layer cake left of the Quilt Blocks line. This quilt was my November goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes and was gifted to a wonderful family friend on Sunday. She loved it!

Fabric Requirements (Large Version):

  • 1 Layer Cake (with 42 squares) – for main fabric
  • Option One: 1 layer cake of solids for background fabric
  • Option Two: Solid background fabric – 3 ⅛ yards. Sub-cut into forty-two 10” squares
  • Batting
  • Backing Fabric – 5 ¼ yards
  • Binding Fabric (for 2.5” strips) – ⅝ yard

Fabric Requirements (Small Version):

  • 30 squares of main fabric – 10”x10”
  • 30 squares of background fabric – 10”x10”
  • Batting
  • Backing Fabric – 3 ½ yards
  • Binding Fabric (for 2.5” strips) – ½ yard

 Other Supplies:

  • Rotary Cutter
  • Rulers: 1 measuring at least 15” long, one square 6.5” or larger ruler
  • Basic Sewing Supplies

I was very blessed because Vicki from Quilting Lodge quilted my larger version – which is a Christmas gift for someone.  Check out her amazing quilting on my dizzying diamonds and pinwheels. She managed to bring so much movement into the overall design. You can see more of her quilting and the quilt here on this post.

Pinwheel Dizzying Diamonds - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comPinwheels 2 - dizzying diamonds - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigs.comEven Anne loves the pattern!

Anne Dizzying Diamonds - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comHere are the quilts side by side – It is amazing how different they look just by simply changing the fabric!

Dizzying diamonds side by side - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThe pattern is now available for purchase in my Craftsy Shop is $7.50 for the pdf instant download. I hope you enjoy!

To see other versions of the quilt please check out my wonderful pattern testers! CeLynn from CeLynn’s Sunflower Patch and Debbe from Pieces to Love.

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15 Responses to Dizzying Diamonds Pattern Release

  1. Barb N says:

    Fun, fun! I’ve bought the pattern already. Not sure when I’ll get time to make it, but hey – I’m ready!!!

  2. Vicki says:

    Awesome pattern Melissa! I had so much fun quilting this for you and I’m so happy you love it as much as I do. :0)

  3. Love it Girlfriend……..

  4. Vera says:

    I like the variety HSTs offer. Looks cool.

  5. Katy says:

    Oooh, that quilting is quite mesmerising lol

  6. Debbe says:

    They do look so different.

  7. Susan says:

    Wonderful pattern, and the color really DOES change it. I’ll get it next month. I really love what you did, and the quilting is amazing, too. I’m glad you didn’t try to do that big one yourself.

  8. CeLynn says:

    Thank you so much for letting me test this pattern for you! It was so much fun,now I just need to get my top quilted and bound too :) Love both versions you made they are beautiful!!

  9. Beth T. says:

    Hooray for you, Melissa! Another great pattern. I think one of the hallmarks of an especially good pattern is when changing the fabric gives the finished quilt a very different look or personality. Yours does just that, which will make it a great choice to make for many different people on any quilter’s list.

  10. Michele W says:

    Love the pattern Melissa! I love how changing the color changes the look of the pattern!

  11. Love the pattern! It is always great to see how changing up the colors just a bit changes the whole look.

  12. Lisa L. says:

    I love this pattern! I am going to have to come across a layer cake to do this with! :)

  13. Sondra says:

    I absolutely love this pattern and quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing Melissa! A keeper, for sure. So proud of you!!!!!!!

  14. Andrea Franklin says:

    This turned out wonderfully! And I’m so happy to find a pattern so Layer Cake friendly…as a few of them just arrived in my mail today!!!!! New Years here I come!

  15. Sharon says:

    Great quilt! Love the zen chic one with gray. Happy holidays!

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