A Girl’s Best Friend

Remember the song “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”? (It’s from the Broadway show Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, later made into a movie with Marilyn Monroe.)

I’m not 100% sure diamonds are a quilter’s best friend, but one of our triangle swap group made her scrappy triangles into a beautiful diamond quilt, so I had to do the same.

I was especially happy to have backing printed with diamonds, and a blue striped binding fabric that worked.

I quilted with a metallic thread recommended at Studio Stitch, and it is the ONLY metallic I’ve ever used that gave me no trouble at all. It’s Fujix King Star metallic embroidery thread, and I was pleased with it! It’s thin, so it didn’t show up much, but I’ll be using it for other projects.

I don’t think you can see the silver thread on the white fabric at all, but look for the wavy lines on the dark blue areas.

Quilt Stats

Pattern: none

Finished block size: 6″ x 12″

Finished quilt size: 48″ x 51″

Made with swap blocks

Pieced and quilted by me

18 thoughts on “A Girl’s Best Friend

  1. My goodness… how I love this quilt! Those scrappy diamonds are the “bee’s knees.” (Do you know that expression?!) I really like how the diamonds look glittery because of the fabric values in each one. Just perfect. Now you make me want to make something like this too! It sure looks like a fun project.

  2. Hi Zippy,

    I’m making a Diamonds Are a girl’s Best Friend quilt too. I am making diamonds that are 11 inches long and 5.5 inches wide.

    I like how yours are staggered and wondered how you determined what the offset was. Is there a proportion of the diamond that you moved the next column down? I see that you have some plain blocks to make up the difference so the columns are even but I can’t tell how you sized that. Do you mind telling me how you figured that out? Thanks. I really love the quilt and I will send you a picture when I get it done. Mine’s going to be quite a lot bigger I think.

    Thank you, Marjorie

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