I was recently going through some UFO's in my stash and came across some diamond log cabin blocks that I was making from a 60 degree diamond starting point and 2 1/2" strips added (it was a project to use up 2 1/2" strips).
A single block looks like this:
But because I have so many scraps, I want my quilt to look like this:
So I will share with you how to do this block and you can do whatever you like.
Step 1: Cut 60 degree diamonds using the 60 degree mark on your Omnigrid Ruler (line it up on the edge of your strip of fabric) . The strip of fabric should be 4 1/2" wide - or whatever width you like. If you want a smaller centre, have at it!
Step 2: Using 2 1/2" strips, sew the strips in the order shown in the diagram below (see the numbers on the block below the strip). Trim off your strips even on the edge of 60 degree centre diamond and using your ruler, prior to adding another strip. Press in the same direction away from the diamond for all blocks.
Some other variations using the same diamond shape:
I hope I have you wondering.. What if ?
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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