Red Diamonds quilt

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