I used a variation on the Red Diamonds Quilt, found in 'Passionate Patchwork' by Kaffe Fasset. One border was eliminated and I also made the quilt in a sofa size instead of the humongous one in the book.
As I was binding this in my Modern Quilt Guild sew day, lots of people asked me how I kept the diamonds from stretching as I sewed. The answer: spray starch BEFORE cutting the fabric. Plus, these diamonds have 2 straight edges. That definitely helps.
This quilt is going to a dear friend of mine starting a new phase in her life. I wanted it to be joyous looking, and also to be in colors she would look great in. Truthfully, she looks great in anything, but you get the idea...
Here is Shu-Shu sneaking time on my computer. I'll bet she is writing to a friend complaining that I never let her have anything!