Part #1 was posted yesterday describing how I took some quilt block trimmings/garbage and turned them into little "tent" units.
This is part #2 of the finishing of the mini quilt.
The scrappy diamond blocks were sewn together randomly and because it's a mini quilt the quilting was really quick and easy...7 lines of "stitch-in-the-ditch (vertically and horizontally).
I cut the 1.5" binding strips from a 10" square of a chocolate bar print fabric and needed 5 strips to go around the quilt. The label is a 4" square folded in half and tucked into the bottom corner on the back of the quilt. I hand stitch the diagonal edge of the label and then sew the binding down on top of the sides of the label.
The finished size of "Diamonds in the Rough" is 9.75" x 10.75" (about the size of a wine glass) .
And now for the photo shoot...
Diamonds in the flower garden
Diamonds by Trout Creek
(it was windy so it could have been "Diamonds up the Creek" at any minute!
Diamonds in the field of wild lupins
(no snakes or other wild creatures were encountered during walk into field)
Isn't it interesting how the pink background fabric looks slightly different in each photo depending on the lighting and the colours around it!?!
So there you have it... a little improv quilt made from scraps.