I'm calling this quilt "Continental", partly because of its soft, gentle colors, but mostly because it's diamonds - I'll give you a clue, it's based on the theme song from a classic Marilyn Monroe movie!
It's really a fast and easy quilt to make using Jelly Roll strips, and it's going to be a lovely quilt for my granddaughter, who graduates and turns 18 this year. I hope she'll like it, and get pleasure from it for many years.
Step One - arrange the strips in groups of three, making sure to have a good distribution of color and print.
Step Two - Sew the strip sets together.
Step Three - Cut the strip sets into diamonds, half going in one direction, half in the other.
Step Four - Lay out the diamonds and rearrange them until it has a pleasing layout in color and fabric print distribution. (sweep and wash the floor first!) The diamonds go in opposite directions, exactly like a typical square Fence Rail quilt, but on-point.
One lesson I'm taking away from this quilt is to ALWAYS STARCH the strips before cutting the diamonds, or any block that will be cut on the bias. I have a light hand, and usually have no problems with strips or blocks stretching out of shape, but some of these diamonds did stretch on their bias edges, causing a little rippling in the rows. I'm pretty sure I can ease them into being unnoticeable in the quilting, but next time... STARCH!!!