Red Diamonds quilt

I’m excited to reveal my latest quilt pattern, “Red Diamonds”!

Red Diamonds quilt | Flying Parrot QuiltsIt is based on a traditional block called “Red Peony Buds.” The pattern for this quilt has just been released in the Spring 2016 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine.

Red Diamonds quilt detail |  | Flying Parrot Quilts

red diamonds piecing detail

Because of time constraints in getting this quilt finished, I asked my friend Marybeth Tawfik to longarm quilt it for me, and I love what she did with it! I knew I wanted her to extend the zigzag pattern between the diamonds into the negative space, but she chose all the fun swirly fills.

Red Diamonds quilting detail | Flying Parrot Quilts

I backed it with a Cotton + Steel print that matched the colors on the front beautifully:

Red Diamonds with backing | Flying Parrot Quilts

This pattern is approved by Mother Nature—a cute little American Toad showed up while I was taking these photos! (Look closely and you’ll see it in the full quilt picture above, too!)

Red Diamonds quilt & toad | Flying Parrot Quilts

Get your copy of the magazine here in digital format, or preorder a paper copy (on newsstands on April 19)!

Modern patchwork spring 2016

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7 Responses to Red Diamonds quilt

  1. Beautiful! Congratulations on being published.

  2. Sue Kaiser says:

    Oh my gosh, I love the quilt, love the toad too. Can’t wait to get my magazine!

  3. Annette Hynes says:

    Fantastic quilt! Adorable toadie. 🙂

  4. Karin says:

    Congratulations! :)))

  5. Kathleen says:

    Love this!!

  6. Joan says:

    Congrats! Another beautiful quilt! I love the colors you chose.

  7. Frances says:

    Sylvia, this is a gorgeous quilt…..well done once again

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