Family Quilts — Diamonds Squared

I hope everyone is having a lovely week, wherever you are. Welcome to another installment of my Family Quilts series. This is another quilt from my Great Grandma Roloff that is hand pieced and hand quilted. I have a feeling this pattern has a name, but I have no idea what it is. I certainly do like it though!

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Diamonds Squared

This quilt has squares set on points and joined together in “squares”, though with everything set on point these don’t actually make squares. If I were making this with a machine I would probably sew diagonal rows together to make straight lines instead of having all those inset corners to deal with. But I can imagine it being very hard to keep track of your pattern that way. So, while at first glance this looks fairly simple, I can imagine this would be fairly challenging to assemble.

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Diamonds Squared

The quilting is done in straight lines that run parallel to the edges of the squares. Each square contains three lines of quilting.

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Diamonds Squared

Each “ring” of squares in the pattern is of the same fabric, but other than that there is no order to the fabric choices that is obvious to me in the photos.

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Diamonds Squared

I unfortunately did not get a picture of the binding, so I’m not sure how that was done. A few of these were actually self-bound, using the fabric from the back of the quilt. This one could have been done that way, or may have different fabric for the binding.

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Diamonds Squared

This quilt has some really lovely fabrics in it. Check out the larger-sized photos over at Flickr to see the details. This quilt has a calm country cottage kind of feel that makes me want to snuggle up under it with a book and a hot cup of tea. 🙂

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2 comments to Family Quilts — Diamonds Squared

  • Lynda

    This is a beautiful quilt! I don’t know what it’s called, but it reminds me of Lucy Boston’s work called Patchwork of the Crosses.

  • I am going to cut all my leftover pieces of fabric into squares so that it’s not just a box of scraps. I was looking for a quilt to make when I eventually have enough squares and this one is perfect. Like you I think I would want to make strips so maybe I’ll have to pin them all onto a large bedsheet to plan the pattern. Thanks for posting such a wonderful set of pics

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