Adding Prints to the Diamond Detour September 23 2014, 1 Comment

The cover quilt of the Diamond Detour is all about solids, so today we are going to focus on adding prints to the quilt. The Diamond Detour is a great way to show off your favorite prints. We have two examples today that are completely different! One features different prints in the pieced diamonds and the other features one busy print as the background. 

Diamond Detour featuring prints

The first quilt features assorted black and white prints in the pieced diamonds. We chose a solid golden yellow background so both the dark prints and light prints contrasted with the background. Featuring prints this way allows you to feature multiple prints, but does make the quilt prominently the background color.

Diamond Detour featuring Black & White Prints

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made by: Shayla Wolf
    • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Flowers and Serpentine lines.
    • Pattern: Diamond Detour
    • Fabric: Assorted black and white prints with a yellow solid background.
    • Finished Size: 33" x 45" - Tall size
    • Techniques: Basic piecing
    • My Favorite Part: The egg backing fabric that fits the quilt front perfectly and the pieced label!

Diamond Detour featuring Black & White Prints

Diamond Detour featuring Black & White Prints

Diamond Detour featuring Black & White Prints

The second quilt features assorted tone-on-tone pieced diamonds with a busy rocket print as the background. For this quilt, we pulled the background first and then choose coordinating fabrics for the diamonds. This is a great way to feature your favorite prints without cutting them up as much. It gives the pattern an entirely different look!

Diamond Detour featuring one print as background.

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made & Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Allover funky oval swirl.
    • Pattern: Diamond Detour
    • Fabric: Assorted tone-on-tones with the Rocket print from Michael Miller Fabrics as the background.
    • Finished Size: 33" x 45" - Tall size
    • Techniques: Basic piecing
    • My Favorite Part: The fun rocket print and the coordinating dinosaur print on the back!

Diamond Detour featuring one print as background.

Diamond Detour featuring one print as background.

Diamond Detour featuring one print as background.

Now you have seen solid and printed versions of the Diamond Detour. Tomorrow we are sharing a beautiful batik version, Thursday we are having a giveaway and then the new pattern sale starts on Friday! So, be sure to stop back by this week!

The Diamond Detour pattern is available here in PDF and paper form. Thanks for stopping by!