We're gonna start the Diamond Mountain Quilt Along on Monday August 8th. Come Monday there will be a button for your blogs and a flickr group.
There are some things that have been brought up in emails, and I want to address them/ clean house... whatevs before we get started. So you can get to your 16 hours of fabric cutting!!!
The ruler works! It is the same size as the templates.
The templates work! The A was left off of the top left corner on the template page. It is still A. Also, on the cutting chart it talks about templates B & C.
B & C are the same thing. The difference is a technicality of the placement in the main part of the block. But for peace of mind and a real need to not make things more complicated with this quilt than necessary, just refer to everything as B and follow the diagram!
My feelings on Spray Starch are these. Any time that you are sewing blocks that have bias cut pieces, things can get more than a little out of control. Every time that you press the block, which is necessary, the block will continue to stretch and stretch. SO knock as much of that out before you start as you possibly can. I always say that you want to make your fabric as much like paper as fabricly possible. Starch and press your fabric before you start cutting. You will thank you.
And as for what kind of spray starch I use... I don't imagine it's the best thing on earth, but I just run across the street to Walgreens and pick up a couple of cans of whatever they've got. It's good to have extra on hand. You can use whatever kind you'd like. I think you can even make your own!
If you are still in need of fabric and would love to get a kit, Melanie at Above All Fabrics still has some in stock!
If you are still waiting on your book, here is an image of the fabric requirements!
My Diamond Mountain Quilt just got back from Sisters, Oregon, and I am so happy to have it home before it leaves for a trunk show or CANADA!
Next to Castle Treasury, Diamond Mountain is my favorite quilt in my current universe.
Is there anything else? Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns!