Amish Centre Diamond Square Quilt September 1, 2015 05:16
I am so delighted, that I was recently commissioned to make a handmade quilt for Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
I was asked to design and handcraft this exquisite Centre Diamond quilt which is inspired by my latest collection of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish style quilts.
I wanted to create a contemporary interpretation for a quilt deeply rooted in history and narrative. The colours are warm with light and darker shades of coral, retro mustard, vintage yellow with plenty of white for a modern twist.
Amish quilts from the mid C19th century were much simpler in design than their later work. The Centre Diamond square pattern was specific to the Amish community in Lancaster County who developed their own unique style.
The warm vibrant colours add a contemporary twist to the usual dark jewel like muted tones one sees in Amish quilts. In my design I also gave a nod to the Welsh by designing chunky inner borders that are a distinct quality found in early Welsh medallion quilts.
Would you like to learn how to make this quilt?
Find Jennifer's full step by step illustrated instructions in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine, issue 24 Pages 63-67.
Very special thanks to sponsors: Lady Sew and Sew, Aurifil Thread and The Village Haberdashery.