M13, Lynette’s Diamond + Tutorial

M13, Lynette's Diamond

Date Completed: January 1, 2009
Number of Pieces: 12
Description: hand applique/machine pieced
Color Group: purple
Number of blocks completed: 61
Number of pieces so far: 1060+ 139 sashing
Interesting current event: It’s New Years Day so the world isn’t turning so fast today. In personal news, I just found out my sister broke her leg. I want to go to Oregon to help her, but really can’t leave b/c of things that need to be done to settle on our new house.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to complete each Block of the Week through the Dear Jane mailing list. This was the first one!

It didn’t turn out perfect, but it was very quick and easy. I’m happy enough with the results.

I took a few pictures along the way so you can see how I did it. I found this method on the official Dear Jane page, though it didn’t include pictures so I had no idea how it was going to turn out.

Step 1:

Applique a 5″ circle of focus fabric on a 5 1/2″ square of background fabric.

Step 1

Click through to Flickr to see photos in a much bigger size.

Step 2:

Sew 1 1/4″ in squares of focus fabric to the corners of the block. Sew on the diagonal in the same way you would make quick pieced flying geese.

Step 2

Snip off the corners and press open.

Step 3:

Cut the block into quarters, flip the pieces around and sew together. I think my seams were not quite 1 1/4″. I am thinking about taking out the seams and redoing it, but I’m not sure I’m that motivated.

Step 3

2 Responses to “M13, Lynette’s Diamond + Tutorial

  • Teresa
    January 3rd, 2009 17:30

    That’s a clever way to make that block. Sure wish I had seen that before I made mine.

  • Faye
    November 4th, 2009 15:18

    wouldnt the block, if repeated just make the original block? Or would you use different colors? that is a really cool looking block design and I am going to try it myself. just wondering on the specifics