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Canadian Diamonds, modern square baby quilt pattern

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  • illustrated quilt pattern with detailed cutting instructions
  • US imperial measurements (inches)
  • finishes at 42" x 42"
  • suitable for advanced beginners

Pattern paper format: only US letter


This gorgeous quilt makes the most of large scale patterns and a coordinating colour palette to create a quilt that is both simple and interesting. While it looks tricky, the design is simple HSTs and can be quickly sewn up as a baby blanket or playmat.

This quilt finishes at 42" x 42"

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Materials you need at home:

  • Fabric:
  • ¾ yd of main fabric for the diamonds and cornerstones
  • ½ yd each of five accent prints
  • ½ yd of fabric for the binding
  • You have TWO backing options:
  • Option 1: for a uniform back use 3 yds regular width (44") fabric or 1 ½ yds of wideback
  • Option 2: for a pieced back use 1 ½ yds of a 44” wide fabric plus enough other fabric for an inset strip of at least 10” width
  • 45" x 45" batting
  • Other materials:
  • sewing machine
  • rotary cutter and mat, or fabric scissors
  • pins
  • neutral thread for piecing
  • coordinating thread for quilting