Diamond Drop is such a fun and fast quilt to make!!! It uses Half Square Rectangles and I have a fun way to trim them up so your points are perfect every time . It makes for a nice twist on the basic Half Square Triangle quilt ;) It finishes at 56" x 75", so it makes a great lap size quilt.
The Diamond Drop tutorial is written to be use 10" squares, but you could also use Jolly Bars and save one step of cutting!!! And to your pre-cut, all you need is some background rectangles and a binding, which makes cutting this quilt out so super fast :)
And the fun thing is, just like Half Square Triangles, once you have these Half Rectangle Triangles made, you have endless possibilities for a layout of the Diamond Drop quilt. I shared a few alternate layouts for these in this post here. Isn't it fun how different each quilt looks just by mixing up the layout of the units!!
And for the quilting of the Diamond Drop I used a favorite of mine!!! The all over Echoed Paisley design is always a perfect match for quilts with lots of points. It gives it a lot more movement. And I even made a Video Tutorial of how I do this free motion quilting on my home machine, just in case you want to quilt one like it ;)
And that is my Diamond Drop quilt. I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday (on Friday) !!! To make your own Diamond Drop quilt just click on any of the quilt name links for the free tutorial. And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!! You can email me a picture at email@example.com, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc or or add it to my flickr group here ;) I can't wait to see your Diamond Drop Quilts!!!!
Thanks for visiting today and each day. I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!