Diagonal Set

‘Set’ refers to the way you set up the blocks in your quilt. A diagonal set means the blocks are turned ‘on point’ (squares turned into diamonds). The nine patch blocks and the plain fabric squares in this photo are set on the diagonal. This quilt also uses an alternate set since the nine patch… Continue reading Diagonal Set

Diamonds

diamonds

There are many different shapes in this quilt – triangles, squares, octagon, kites and diamonds.  The diamond shape at the end of each star point has 4 equal sides like a square but not all 4 angles are equal.  A common diamond shape has 2 sets of 30 degree angles and 2 sets of 60… Continue reading Diamonds