Introducing Diamond Drop

by Nicole

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Diamond Drop – a quilt I made for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, Issue 39.


Diamond Drop is a lap-sized quilt made using paper piecing techniques, which makes it easy to get perfect diamonds without having to worry about cutting the pieces at different angles. I made Diamond Drop using purples, teals, and mustard yellows from the Sunprint 2016 collection by Alison Glass.


I debated a lot on the quilting. I considered doing different quilting designs in the background, diamonds and inside the diamonds. In the end, simplicity won out and I finished the quilt with an overall diagonal grid on the same angle as the diamonds.


Diamond Drop is back from the magazine and settling nicely into her forever home.

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Cynthia Marrs November 15, 2016 - 6:41 pm

I love the modern simplicity of this quilt. And your color choices are so cheerful and bright. The quilting choice is perfect.

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:33 pm

Awww, thank you Cynthia! It’s always a dilemma for me deciding on each part of the quilt. Thanks for noticing the details!

Rosemary B November 15, 2016 - 7:25 pm

I love this, Nicole. What a beautiful quilt
I get this magazine. I should hunt it down and find your pattern.
I have been crazy busy lately. So much going on, but I do find time to sew
Congratulations on getting in a magazine and

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:34 pm

Thanks, Rosemary! Making time to sew can be a real challenge. Kudos to you for fitting it in!

Diana November 15, 2016 - 7:51 pm

Beautiful as always, Nicole!

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:34 pm

Thanks, Diana!

Mary November 15, 2016 - 8:23 pm

That is really pretty. Love the quilting too.

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:34 pm

Thanks, Mary!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl November 15, 2016 - 9:23 pm

Congratulations on the publication! The angled quilting compliments the design nicely, and the bright colors pop against the white. So nice that it’s back home and settling in. I do wonder about the adventures quilts have when they are away…

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:35 pm

Thanks, Yvonne! Some of my quilts have traveled more than I have!

Michele November 15, 2016 - 10:06 pm

This quilt pattern and colours are gorgeous!!!

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:35 pm

Thanks, Michele!

Margaret (margiestitcher) November 16, 2016 - 12:18 am

a great quilt, design colours and quilting work in harmony with each other

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:36 pm

Thanks, Margaret! I like how you phrased it: harmony. That’s what I strive for. That all the pieces will somehow “fit” together. Thanks for noticing:)

Paige November 16, 2016 - 12:32 am

Love the colors and quilting! Great design! Congrats on being included in the publication!

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:37 pm

Thanks, Paige! It’s an honor to be in LP&Q!

Susan Snooks November 16, 2016 - 3:27 am

Lovely quilt Nicole! Love the jewel-like colours and the simple design! Very modern!

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:37 pm

Thanks, Susan! I aim for simplicity on many levels!

Ada November 16, 2016 - 6:30 am

Great design. Love the colours!

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:37 pm

Thanks, Ada! Aren’t the Sunprints fantastic?!?

karen s November 16, 2016 - 12:49 pm

Just beautiful! What an impact the luscious colors of those big diamonds make.

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:38 pm

Thanks, Karen! The Sunprints were a great palette to work with!

Meredithe November 16, 2016 - 5:15 pm

What a gorgeous quilt, Nicole! Congrats on being published!!

Nicole November 16, 2016 - 9:39 pm

Thanks, Meredithe! It’s an honor to be in LP&Q!

Marla November 17, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Nicole, congratulations on having your beautiful quilt published in the magazine. Your quilting choice was a perfect fit!

Nicole November 18, 2016 - 8:35 pm

Thanks so much, Marla! I’m honored to be in LP&Q!

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