Sunday, April 21, 2019

Be a Diamond Blog Hop



Welcome to my day to participate in the Be a Diamond Blog Hop, hosted by the amazing and talented Carol at Just Let Me Quilt blog.  The goal in this hop was to create a "diamond" project.

On a recent trip to Italy I saw some gorgeous bags created in leather.  One that particularly caught my eye was one with diamond shapes.  If it had been a bit bigger, it would have been coming home with me.  The design made me think of the upcoming hop and was thus my inspiration for the hop.



I had originally thought of doing a tote with the design, but after piecing it up I opted to create a table topper.




While it is not officially a "diamond", setting the framed squares on the diagonal does give the impression of diamonds.




Be sure to visit the other bloggers this week for more diamond projects.  I know that I am excited to see what is being shown.


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48 comments:

Beth Strand said...

I love it!

Maria said...

A fantastic bag to get the inspiration to make you gorgeous topper....

Dorian said...

Very nice! You did a great job.

Cynthia said...

It is amazing where we find our inspiration. A beautiful project.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Love the bag and the quilt, and those are definitely diamonds!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the quilt and the inspiration bag.

For the love of geese said...

I love it. I may have had to compromise size to bring the bag home. For the love of geese.

Vireya said...

That is a really nice bag, but too small for all the stuff I have to carry around. Your table topper is a beautiful interpretation of the bag design!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute project. I like the colors in your table topper.

Danette said...

Love your quilt! And it does look like that bag you photographed.

Jan Snell said...

I love a quilt on point. So simple yet so effective. Thanks for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt

Carol S. said...

They look like diamonds to me and beautiful ones at that! Thanks for sharing...love that purse, too. I can see why you'd love t.

Kathy said...

I love your table topper. I like to set my blocks that same way when I can.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good Morning! I can certainly see your inspiration in the table topper you created. What a wonderful remembrance to bring you right back to your wonderful visit to Italy. ~smile~ Roseanne

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Very pretty quilt, and great inspiration from the purse! Thanks for sharing! xx

Scrapatches said...

Very pretty, Mary! I always love all the inspiration in these blog hops. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Vicki in MN said...

Great project!

Quilter Kathy said...

So fun when one artist inspired another who works with a completely different medium!
You made a lovely inspired quilt and your colour work is perfection!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That was a gorgeous purse you saw and your quilt mimics the design perfectly! I love how you set it on point.

Ramona said...

That little Italian bag is a beauty, as is your table topper. It will be fun to use this summer. Great finish!

tink's mom said...

Great interpretation of that gorgeous purse. Wonderful job.

Calicojoan said...

What a fun quilt, and I love your inspiration.

Vasudha said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love how you used solids for the diamonds and a coordinating print for the setting triangles!

Quilting Babcia said...

I love it! The combination of all those rich solids and that sweet bumblebee border print is just perfect.

works4me said...

Fabulous quilt version of your inspiration clutch.

Janice said...

I think you can definitely call a square on its tip a diamond. Sounds fair to me! Love that inspiration purse and your table topper turned out great!

Susan said...

Lovely table topper - great inspiration!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilt, with lovely colors. Thanks for sharing

mumbird3 said...

Very cute topper!!!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Nice! And I love the inspiration bag!!

Carla said...

Oh, Mary, how I love the way you took the inspiration and perfectly made this table topper. It will make you think of your trip every time you look at it. LOVE IT!

Suze said...

Love your table topper. It resembles the bag to a tee.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice, Mary...I really like how much it is like the inspiration...fantastic!

Anna brown said...

Love the colors you picked and I so love it great idea.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

A very pretty project. Inspiration can be found in so many places.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Aren’t those bags in the Italian leather shops gorgeous?! Was this in Florence? I love your interpretation of diamonds. The table-topper looks absolutely amazing! You should definitely make another piece and make a tote with it.

-Soma

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely inspirational piece which made for a very pretty project.

Carol Andrews said...

Love the piece you made from such an intriguing bit if inspiration.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Great inspiration piece! You did a fabulous job interpreting it!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Wow, you did an amazing job of matching the table topper to the purse! Fantastic use of inspiration, I love it!

Angiegary said...

Very cool! Enjoy your day! :-)

OPQuilt said...

This is great fun! I love that your inspiration came from an Italian purse--so terrific. Well done, Mary!

Barb said...

What a wonderful inspiration and to turn it into a quilt, even more wonderful!

Calicojoan said...

Inspiration is all around us. What a great way to use it too!

Sharon said...

Beautiful table topper! Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

That bag was a wonderful inspiration piece. Your quilt captures it perfectly.

em's scrapbag said...

Your table topper is wonderful! Your inspiration fabulous!