Recently someone posted a great YouTube video about making diamond borders. You can find it at http://youtu.be/guTwc1GTNeU, by Judith Madaen of Green Fairy Quilting. So I decided to give some new techniques a try on my AccuQuilt! GO! SunBonnet Sue Quilt.
First of all, I would strongly suggest following her directions and marking your top first (which I did not). :)
As an after thought, I did decide to mark the center diamonds. I pray this Crayola Washable Marker is indeed washable.
Not to bad for a first shot. Lets see what it looks like after I finished. I love comparing first blocks of new designs to last.
So here we are at the end...
The next new technique comes from an APQS video. I absolutely love this pattern and do believe it is now my new favorite.
It is very easy and fast to do and I love the look of the echo hearts. No reason you couldn't do this with other shapes as well.
I also found a spot to use my new Quilter's Groove Proline Ruler (which is currently on sale at my website www.stitchesnstories.com).
Ad the moment of truth... It's bound and all washed up!
So I encourage you to not just watch and read but put it in place. You may be surprised at what you can do.
Let's GO! Quilting!