Friday, June 26, 2015

Daysail Dizzying Diamonds Quilt

In February, I was excited to have won a copy of the Dizzying Diamonds pattern by Sew Bittersweet Designs for meeting my January ALYoF goal.  I shopped around for just the right layercake and decided that Bonnie & Camille's Daysail collection would be perfect.  I was super excited to find it available on sale through Craftsy.  A chunk of Navy Kona and I was in business.




I love almost every print in this collection.  I did leave the striped prints out of this quilt - I thought they would be distracting and thankfully you do not need the entire cake to make this pattern.



Here is my finished quilt...Isn't it pretty!  This is the second quilt I have made using a Bonnie & Camille collection and I have loved them both.  I think they are one of my favorite fabric designers.




For the quilting, I went with a freehand floral design in a navy thread.  I love the texture it adds to the quilt.  For the back, I had this fun navy chevron in my stash - another bargain purchase I knew would come in handy someday!


 

There were lots of HSTs in this quilt - in fact, 4 of each print.  A trick I use to disperse prints throughout a quilt top is to sort 4 identical stacks.  Use one stack for each quadrant of the quilt.  Now you won't have all of one print in one area of your quilt top.  Pretty clever, huh!

I did get stalled out on this project more than once waiting for an empty design wall.  I was beginning to think I would never finish it!

Thanks goodness for Finish-Alongs!  I was determined to get this one done before the end of June!



2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
 
I have done really poorly meeting my second quarter goals for the 2015 Finish Along with On the Windy Side.  While I had set 4 goals, this quilt will be my only finish. (Insert sad face). 

 But the third quarter will soon be here so I can set some new goals.  These finish-alongs really do help me keep focused on the finishes!


Linking Up:

Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts
WIPS be Gone
Sew can she
On the Windy Side
Pat Sloan (UFO Busting)



This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may make a small commission, which I appreciate so much!

22 comments:

Wendy said...

what a beautiful quilt. I love navy as a backing. Clever tip for distributing the fabrics through the quilt.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

LOVE your version of this quilt, Cynthia! The navy background choice is brilliant! And the texture your quilting added is awesome! Beautifully done! And thanks for that tip! It's been awhile since I used precuts but I really do struggle with distribution of the fabric when I use them.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a pretty quilt! I love the Bonnie and Camille fabric. I've never made a quilt with their fabric, but I love it when I see it.

Karisma said...

What a lovely finish! I found your blog over at crazy mom quilts finish it friday. =) What a lovely space you have here! ~ Aloha

Sheri said...

Just love your pinwheel quilt and placement of the colors!!! It's a beautiufl finish!!! My comments don't usually carry through so just in case, here's my email and blog address: sunshineintheattic@yahoo.com and sunshineintheattic.blogspot.com

Gina said...

THe quilt is gorgeous. I love the fabric choice you made. I'll have to get some of Daysail for my collection

Marly said...

Lovely finish, congratulations. It's beautiful; you made a great fabric choice.

Maartje Quilt said...

Yes your quilt is very pretty!!! Lovely fabrics and pattern.

mpv61 said...

I pinned this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/143200463128922692/. I love your advice about the four stacks!

Cheryl said...

Very nice, I really like the design and the daysail prints on the navy background.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The navy complements the daysail prints so beautifully here - congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Jasmine said...

What a fun quilt. Congrats on the finish. I really like your freehand flower quilting. I can see how the stripes would have been overpowering in this quilt, so that was a good choice.

Linda said...

Very pretty! I've been very attracted to Daysail, as I am all of Bonnie and Camille's lines, and it's nice to see it in a finished quilt. Ruby was my first Bonnie and Camille love. :)

Jayne said...

I do love the dark background! How funny you had to wait for your design wall to be empty! You are a very very busy quilter!

Barb N said...

Another lovely quilt! And your backing was perfect for this one. Score!!!

Jenny Bonynge said...

What can I say...love your design sense!

Lauren Deel said...

Lovely! I love the large scale of this. :)

Heide said...

You sealed the deal....now I HAVE to get this fabric!!! LOL.
What a wonderful quilt.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a beautiful quilt (and one finish is better than no finishes!) - thanks for the tip about spreading identical prints around a quilt!

*Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*

A Nudge said...

That turned out so great! A beautiful quilt. Love the pattern and how easy it comes together. Congrats on your win and linking to WIPs Be Gone.

Adrienne said...

This is a lovely finish. I love the navy background you chose, it makes those colors pop! Thank you for lynking up with me for TIGFF!

Cheryl said...

I love your quilt! I made a quilt top using the new Bonnie and Camille line Hello Darling and a whole bunch of navy background and I was at a loss as to how to quilt it. I like navy thread on the navy background but I was unsure how the navy thread would look on the prints. I did not want to do only the prints in another color because the way the top was pieced it would be over 200 starts and stops (and thread buries). Your quilt looks wonderful with the navy thread used all over. Thanks for sharing and helping me visualize how my quilting might look!