diamonds in the deep!

Diamonds in the DeepThe day is here! I’ve been so excited to share my completed Diamonds in the Deep quilt top with you, and the day is finally here!

Diamonds in the Deep

I was honored to test this pattern in the queen-size for Kirsty over at Bonjour Quilts!! It was my first time testing a pattern, as well as  my first time making a queen-sized quilt top, and I have to say, I feel so proud of the final result!

Diamonds in the DeepThis pattern is seriously well-written! I mean, this queen-sized quilt has over a thousand pieces (is it possible that it’s over a million???), and it still came together in a snap!

Diamonds in the DeepDon’t get me wrong, it was a queen-sized quilt, so I’m not saying that it wasn’t a good deal of work — but it never felt like work, because Kirsty’s directions were so clear and the diagrams were so informative.  I never had to spend time “figuring things out” like I’ve had to do on some tutorials or patterns in the past. That’s one of the reasons I was excited to take on this challenge, because I had made one of Kirsty’s patterns before, and it too, was precise and easy to follow.

Diamonds in the DeepSo, I hope you love my tangerine take on Kirsty’s pattern as much as I do! If you are interested in making one, too, you can purchase the pattern here. And be sure to take a look at some of the interpretations the other testers have had! It’s been so much fun to see the different spins we all put on the same original design!

Linking up this week with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, Lets Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. For someone who’s never sewn a queen size before, you sure showed it who’s boss. I love your colour choices so much and how the resulting quilt is so fresh and fun. Thank you so much for testing this pattern and showing how great it looks in tangerine!

  2. Margaret

    Wow, it’s stunning. I love your colour choices for Kirsty’s pattern. Kirsty’s pattern is awesome, all of the variations I have seen so far, are so different and all look fabulous.

  3. This quilt is wonderful. I love how you changed the placement of the lights and darks as you moved to the bottom. This quilt would not have near the great effect without your wonderful artistic eye.

  4. Tina Short

    OMG Kim, it’s gorgeous! I’ve loved all the interpretations of Kirsty’s pattern but she really did save the best for last – its stunning. From the first time I saw the pattern I knew it had ‘wow’ factor but yours has ‘WOW’, I admit to having a weakness for orange and this quilt just reinforces that. Its yummy!!!
    I agree with you that it was an east pattern to follow – I just had to be a bit more organised and label my blocks but it did come together very easily.

  5. Sarah

    Truly one of the most beautiful quilts I’ve seen. I LOVE the color and I don’t even consider orange as a color I would like but you make it look wonderful!

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