A baby girl's quilt

HST Diamond Quilt

*** Based on many requests ... I have also added a pattern for this quilt in my shop, which you can find here *** The rest of this post retains the same information as always ***

This is for a little girl who will be arriving in a couple of weeks to join her parents and big brother.  Her mom had picked out this darling bedding from Pottery Barn Kids.

I made this quilt for her big brother, Dillon, almost three years ago.

I had signed up for Rachel's Curved Class and had completed two of the 4 assignments (here and here), however, after vacation, job hunting and a real mental block after a failure with Drunkards Path ... I must admit I gave up ... btw ... Rachel did a GREAT job ... the failure was me ... definitely not her.

Lavender and grey diamonds from HSTs

So in the end, I decided to go with the theme that's on the bumper.  I had seen this asymmetrical design on a hanging quilt in my LQS and figured that it could work for this one as well.

It was quite simple to put together, and it was pretty much started and completed in a weekend (love those!).

Pieced back

The back is pieced for a little visual interest.

The quilt by the numbers:

  • Finished size after a wash, 52" x 42"
  • Raw squares cut to make HSTs = 6.25"
    • 40 cream
    • 20 lavenders
    • 20 grays
  • Back pieced from front material + some Kona Ash.
  • Quilted in a relatively tight meandering
This is the first time that I have used 100% batting (Warm & Natural).  I have been using 80% cotton.  I don't know that I really noticed any difference in the finished quilt.  I did find it slightly easier to manage as I was laying it out and basting it -- but that might have been the brand and packaging rather than the cotton content of the batting.

Feels good to have a finished quilt under my belt again!  I will be giving this to momma tonight (see ... deadlines do help) as she is taking me out to celebrate my birthday (which is tomorrow ;-) -- remember this from last year ... can't believe it has been a whole year!

Have a great weekend everyone ... I am off for a wine tasting weekend with my husband!

All the best


  1. Great quilt, wonderful colors and I love the pattern gotta love HSTs. The back is just super too. And Happy Birthday!

  2. Great quilt...have put this on my "to do " list as well LOL!
    (now that I can do HST!!)
    I love the colours and the back is so pretty too!

  3. Lisa, that is gorgeous! Love the colors and the off-center design!!

  4. Love it so much! Love the colors...this is so beautiful!

  5. What pretty colours you have chosen. I really love HST quilts, they always look so fresh.

  6. beautiful quilt Lisa! Have a wonderful evening tonight, a perfect birthday and enjoy your get away with hubby!

  7. This quilt is going to look perfect with that bedding!

    Happy birthday and have a great weekend!

  8. That is stunning - I adore the colour combinations. I'd like that on my bed!

  9. I love this, so cute and I really like the back.

  10. I love this quilt! Can you post directions for it?

  11. Hi - I wanted to let you know that I pinned this about a year ago and I've had almost 1200 re-pins on this beautiful offset diamond baby quilt. People love it. I have personally made a version of it and it was lovely. Thanks for posting it.

  12. So Lisa ...when you say "Raw squares cut to make HSTs = 6.25" --- do you mean that you cut the square 6.25" BEFORE you turn into HST?

    And what yardage does one need for each color?

    MANY THANKS for help on this....hoping to make for a granddaughter.

    1. Yes, 6.25" before you make the HST.

      The front will take a little over 1 yard of the ivory and little over 1/2 yard of fabrics in the greys and lavendars.


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