Scrap Quilt Ideas: Pam’s Snowy Diamond, Giveaway!

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a small select group of readers who make scrap quilts from QM patterns. We share their creations on Quilty Pleasures to inspire you to make scrappy quilts from the quilting fabrics you already own.

QM scrap squadB3 Scrap Quilt Ideas: Pams Snowy Diamond, Giveaway! Today’s featured quilt is a version of Round of Nines. It was designed and made by Natalia Bonner and is shown in On the Wing fabrics by Abi Hall and Bella Solids, all from Moda Fabrics.

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Round of Nines designed and made by Natalia Bonner in fabrics from Moda Fabrics.

Today’s quilt was made by Pam Snow from Mesa, Arizona. You’ll hear from Pam in her own words below.

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Pam Snow

“For this Scrap Squad quilt, I decided to make a Christmas version of Round of Nines that would be the perfect size to hang in my living room.

“As I looked through my collection of Christmas fabrics, I began making stacks. I wanted the quilt to be bright and cheerful with a little whimsy. Below is my first stack of eliminated fabrics. I decided these were too elegant.

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Pam eliminated these fabrics because they were too elegant for the whimsical mood she was after.

“Next I eliminated two large-scale prints.

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Pam eliminated two large-scale Christmas fabrics from her lineup.

“Now I was down to three stacks. The fabrics below are small-scale prints that should work in the quilt.

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These small-scale prints made the cut.

“Next are some directional fabrics that I thought might work.

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Pam’s directional Christmas fabrics

“Last was my ‘maybe’ stack.

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This was Pam’s “maybe” stack.

“In the end I decided to go with the small scale-prints and the directional prints.

“I followed the pattern by cutting all the fabrics into strips. Since I had yardage, fat quarters and scraps, I decided to cut my width-of-fabric strips in half. I selected sets of three fabrics to make the scrappy Nine Patch units.

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Making scrappy Nine Patches

“All the half-square triangles were cut from white fabric and attached to the Nine Patches.

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Pam sewed white triangles to each side of the Nine Patches.

“I cut squares from the remaining strips and attached to each corner of the block using stitch-and-flip.

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One finished block

“I experimented with a couple of placement ideas and eventually decided to just follow the pattern. I was pleased with the diamonds that appeared when the rows were sewn together.

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The Christmas quilt starts coming together…

“My final quilt top was five rows of five blocks each. I quilted an edge-to-edge design by Anne Bright called “Too Much Bubbly.” I love the contrast of the many small circles with the bright white diamond. My Handi Quilter Avante did a great job on the quilting. Love that machine!

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Quilting adds a finishing touch. Pam quilts on a Handi Quilter Avante.

“I used a snowman print for the backing, bright green Christmas fabric for the binding, and added a machine embroidered label.

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Backing and binding

“I called the quilt ‘Snowy Diamond’ because the white lines remind me of a baseball diamond—perhaps due to the many Diamondback games I’ve attended!

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Pam’s machine embroidered quilt label

“Here is my finished quilt. Can’t wait to display it at Christmas.”

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Pam’s finished Snowy Diamond quilt

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What a great stash buster! And the perfect way to use up a collection of Christmas fabrics. You’ll notice that Pam’s quilt doesn’t look exactly like the original Round of Nines. Can you see what she did differently? I’ll send one person who answers correctly by midnight Sunday, June 7 a box of quilty fun.

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If you love Round of Nines, consider these products:

Round of Nines digital pattern

Round of Nines quilt kit

 

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53 Responses to Scrap Quilt Ideas: Pam’s Snowy Diamond, Giveaway!

  1. Rommy Van Houten says:

    This a nice giveaway. IT is allways a pleasure to look forward to this opportunity. 100 blocks is great

  2. Diane says:

    Has the winner of this giveaway been chosen?

  3. It’s awesome Pam! A great scrap quilt!

  4. jo says:

    all of her secondary blocks have white on the outside which gives more contrast between the blocks.

  5. Pat Matula says:

    Pam made all her large half square triangles out of white fabric and all her flippy corner triangles out of colored prints. The original quilt had half of it’s blocks made with white half square triangles and print flippy corners, and the other half with print half square triangles and white flippy corners. It makes a big difference!

  6. Jessica P. says:

    She chose a solid white for the larger part (base) of the corner triangles and print fabric for the tip of the corner triangle. This made the quilt have a defined diamond outline (in white) diamond in the center (prints). Whereas the original alternates between the base being white or print and then the opposite for the tip of the triangle. It gives it a very different feel.

  7. Lorraine says:

    Love both quilts!

    She didn’t put white in her blocks and she didn’t alternate light and dark for the triangles.

  8. Kathy says:

    Pam used white half-square triangles on the corners of her 9-patch blocks, giving them a consistent border after the corner triangles were added. Love it!

  9. Mary D says:

    For the 9 patch blocks, Pam did not alternate prints with white blocks as the original patter. She used all print fabrics. Next, Pam used all white HST’s to border the 9 patch blocks instead of alternating between white and print HST’s as the original pattern.
    The results produced a much more dramatic diamond pattern in Pam’s quilt which helps to tame all of the busy holiday prints.

  10. Deb says:

    Pam use of the white around each block.

  11. Emily C says:

    She used all white on the corners instead of strips.

  12. Connie Cain says:

    She did not use white in her 9 patch and she only made the blocks with white sashing instead of aternating like the original. Love it! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  13. Rhoda Forbes says:

    Pams use of white sashing around the block makes the quilt look so very different. Amazing how a little change will make a whole new design.

  14. Diane O says:

    Really like both of these quilts. What a great variation of the Natalia’s original pattern. Pam use of the white around each block creates an entirely different look. Natalia’s looks more scrappy in a way, but they are both really cool!!

  15. Wanda says:

    Pam used white triangles on her nine patches and I like the secondary pattern it creates.
    I love both versions.

  16. Nancy U says:

    Pam used a consistent fabric for the triangles surrounding the scrappy nines. As a result, she got the additional diamonds when she put the squares together.

  17. Nancy U says:

    Pam used a consistent fabric for the triangles surrounding her scrappy nines. This consistency is what created the additional diamonds when the squares were put together.

  18. Diane says:

    She used one color throughout for the background for the nine patches. The original uses many colors. Her quilt ended up with squares around the nine patches. The original is more curved.

  19. Linda S says:

    Natalia used alternating light and dark fabrics within her blocks, and every other block had the colors reversed. Pam used random colors in her 9-patches and corner trianges, and only white on her surrounding strips.

  20. Julie in GA says:

    Natalia’s quilt alternates the fabrics that surround the 9-patches and make the corners–half the blocks have white around the 9-patch, half have the white in the corners.
    On Pam’s quilt, she used the white around all the 9-patches and scrappy prints in the corners.

  21. Julie in GA says:

    Natalia’s quilt alternates the fabrics that surround the 9-patches and make the corners–half the blocks have white around the 9-patch, half have the white in the corners.
    On Pam’s quilt, she used the white around all all the 9-patches and scrappy prints in the orners.

  22. Janet T says:

    Not sure I am explaining this right, but she used the placement of light and dark value differently. She used a dark value for all the 9 patch and corners, and a light value for the outline of the 9 patch.

  23. Vicki H says:

    Pam sewed white triangles to each side of the Nine Patches and then her stitch and flip corners make a secondary pattern.

  24. Cecilia says:

    Beautiful! Pam used white triangles on all of her blocks instead of half like Natalia. I love the secondary pattern this creates.

  25. Sandy Curtis says:

    The white triangles around the 9 patches make the blocks look like they are floating.
    I like her version much better.

  26. Julia Hughes says:

    She used white triangles on each side of each block, instead of colored triangles on half of the blocks. I love her version.

  27. Rhonda Davis says:

    I love the way Pam’s version has the white going around the bright nine patches. I think it would be a great pattern for any holiday or season.

  28. caroline says:

    In the original it appears to have 2 rounds around the 9 patch, Pam does not.

  29. Lee says:

    I love her use of white triangles on the nine patches!

  30. Nancy says:

    Pam has a more controlled look by making her 9 patches all her printed fabrics, and leaving the neutral to form sashing, rather than alternating it like Natalia did. By leaving the corner triangle a print, she gets a distinct secondary pattern going on. Both are beautiful, love Pam’s idea of making it her own!

  31. Linda Webster says:

    I love what Pam did with her version. The addition of the extra white fabric adds drama to the quilt!

  32. Sue G. says:

    Love scrappy quilts. I like the way the white fabric makes everything pop.

  33. Christine Gray says:

    The original alternates white and color on the corners of the 9 patch, and the side triangles are either white or color..the Scrap Squad quilt uses all color in the 9 patch, and only white for the side triangles

  34. Katy M says:

    She made all of her 9 patch blocks with printed fabric – I think that’s the difference…?
    x

  35. Charlotte says:

    Lovely quilt. I have yet to make a Christmas quilt! Thanks for giveaway.

  36. Mary Ann says:

    Pam didn’t use white in the nine patches. She used white triangles on all the nine patches.

  37. teri says:

    Pam did not alternate the white and the corner pieces in her blocks.

  38. joanne lee says:

    Pam used white as a bold contrast instead of using it in the 9 patch.

  39. Janie says:

    She stayed with one consistent color which was white. The nine patches were scrappy fabrics.

  40. Becky Weimer says:

    Instead of alternating the pieces surrounding the nine patch, she used only the white fabric. This made the white diamond secondary pattern on her quilt. :)

  41. barbara woods says:

    you have some more Christmas fabric. never seen that much except in a fabric shop. Loved every one of them

  42. Sherril M. says:

    Instead of alternating the print with solid fabric she made all of her nine patch blocks with printed fabric.

  43. gab says:

    She did not use white in the 9 patch squares, alternating positive and negative.
    She also framed each block in white.

  44. Sally says:

    Pam kept the fabrics surrounding the 9-patches consistently white, rather than alternating. Makes a nice frame and gives the eye a place to settle.

  45. Allison says:

    Pam used white instead of alternating!

  46. Barb in Mi says:

    Looks like in the original version there are 2 different blocks with alternating white/ color and color / white stitch and flip corners. Love both versions – it just shows how a small change has a big impact on the final look! That’s what I love about scrap squad!!!

  47. Judy says:

    Pam made all of her nine patch blocks with printed fabric instead of alternating the print with solid fabric. The original quilt also alternates the placement of the solid and print in the blocks creating two different block patterns.

  48. JoyceLM says:

    Pam made her 9 patches with 9 scrappy squares, randomly placing the lights & medium/darks, instead of using Natalie’s traditional 5 medium/darks/4 lights or 5 lights/4 medium/darks. Pam also used the white fabric triangles surrounding the 9 patches, and medium/dark stitch & flip corners for every block. Natalie did this for only half the blocks; for the other half, she used medium/dark triangles & light stitch & flip corners. Both quilts look great. Thanks.

  49. Jill Neely says:

    Pam used white consistently about the 9-patches on point, instead of alternating white and color.

  50. Pauline Sawatsky says:

    She used white triangles on all her 9 patches instead of alternating blue and white

  51. Julie says:

    Pam used white in all her blocks instead of alternating between white and color. It turned out terrific.

  52. Kris P says:

    The first thing I noticed is thatPam used white as a constant for blocks. The corner triangles on each block are bright prints where the original alternated prints and neutrals.

  53. KT says:

    Pam used white and then the brights to surround all her nine patches. In Natalia’s quilt half the nine patches are white and then bright like Pam did, but the other half have the bright and then white making hour glasses in the corners rather than the diamonds that Pam got. Love them both!

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