I chose fabrics from my stash. I had some True Blue fabric by Eleanor Burns from Benartex Fabrics. I used light blue, light yellow, dark/medium blue, dark/medium yellow, and a blue and yellow floral border from that line. Then I added white tone-on-tone fabric from my stash for the diamonds and for the first border. Fabrics are shown below.
After cutting the white fabric into width-of-fabric strips, I cut the diamonds with the diamond template. See photos below. The template is included in the pattern. I also cut the other fabrics into width-of-fabric strips and then into rectangles as directed.
The light blue, light yellow, dark/medium blue, and dark/medium yellow large rectangles were ready for assembly. The smaller dark/medium blue and dark/medium yellow rectangles were placed in pairs, wrong sides together, and cut on the diagonal. Putting the wrong sides together before cutting on the diagonal, resulted in two pairs of mirror-image triangles. See photo below.
The triangles were then sewn to the diamonds in pairs. Two arrangements of diamond-in-rectangles are needed as shown below. The detailed instructions helped with the alignment of the triangles.
Then, I assembled the rectangles and diamond-in-a-rectangles as shown below and added the borders.
Piecing this quilt top was fun. I look forward to quilting it!
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