$5 in December 2022: Diamond Dust
Time to bust out the scraps! Diamond Dust is the new $5 pattern and can be made with literally anything in your stash. Charm packs, mini charms, fat eighths, layer cakes, you name it! Here’s a look at the original made in Lollipop Garden fabric circa 2018. (I’m still obsessed with that dense baptist fan quilting Marion Bott did on it.)
Diamond Dust in Flower Pot Fabric
I recently reprinted the Diamond Dust pattern and gave it an updated look in Flower Pot fabrics. Ever since I made the original, I’ve been dreaming about a version with muted tones in my bedroom. This is the version I’ve been waiting for. (And I may actually have some time to stitch a few blocks this month!) As I mentioned earlier, you can use just about anything in your stash to make this one. Find a full materials list here.
There a couple background variations you can choose from. The version above uses a single (tonal white “Garden Dot”) print for the background. The other option is to add an accent background print to create a checkerboard effect. If you decide to go for the checkerboard layout – just keep in mind that the accent print will be on point (at an angle) when choosing your print. (Unidirectional prints may not be ideal – check for a list of the Flower Pot matching solids here.) I did actually use the unidirectional “Sprout” print in the mockup below. I love the “texture” it adds, and the unidirectional print does not personally both me.
For comparison, here’s Moda Bella Solid #9900 310 “Taupe” plugged in. Still nice, but a lot heavier than the “Sprout” print.
Diamond Dust in Christmas Eve Fabric
This design is so versatile. Another beautiful option I just have to share is Diamond Dust in Christmas Eve fabric coming May 2023. I know ya’ll are excited to be making a lot of the new Christmas quilts – Diamond Dust would be a perfect project for all of the your Christmas Eve scraps!
And again, here’s an alternate look at the quilt with a dark grey “Merry Dot” plugged in for the checkboard look. I think I just inadvertently added another “must make” to my list!
Which version is your favorite? Checkerboard or single background print? Flower Pot, Christmas Eve, or the original in Lollipop Garden? Let me know in the comments.
BrendaDecember 3, 2022 at 6:16 am
I am really loving 😍 the checkerboard in Christmas Eve! Stunning!
DonnaDecember 3, 2022 at 7:53 am
Checkerboard in Christmas Eve
pammieDecember 3, 2022 at 7:57 am
checkerboard with Merry dot background
DebbyDecember 3, 2022 at 8:13 am
I like the original there’s the floating effect. The checkerboard becomes the focus.
WandaDecember 3, 2022 at 8:39 am
I like the checkerboard with Merry dot background
Susan LaneDecember 3, 2022 at 9:21 am
My favorite is Flower Pot fabric with tonal white. They are all gorgeous!!
Sherri HuffDecember 3, 2022 at 10:14 am
I LOVE the checkerboard in Christmas Eve! So pretty❤️
JulieDecember 3, 2022 at 12:13 pm
Absolutely loving the single background Christmas Eve – definitely my next make
MartyDecember 3, 2022 at 12:23 pm
🍭 lollipop is my fav. I’ll try and make a darker background one though, bright, light, checkers streaming like stars across the winter, night sky.
lellaboutiqueDecember 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm
That sounds lovely! It totally is like little prisms shining!
KimDecember 3, 2022 at 1:24 pm
KamDecember 3, 2022 at 3:19 pm
My favorite is the Christmas Eve with the single white background. Lovely.
TabithaDecember 3, 2022 at 3:41 pm
Single print in Christmas Eve is my favorite with the red binding! It is perfection!!
Chris ChamberlainDecember 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm
You’re asking me to choose between chocolate and chocolate!??!! They are all so pretty. I bought your lollipop garden and made a quilt using that line. Loved it!! I am eagerly awaiting the Christmas Eve line (already purchased the Jolly Holiday pattern) but I think I’ll get a half yard bundle so I can do a couple quilts using Christmas Eve! Thanks so much for your beautiful patterns and fabric!!!
ErinDecember 3, 2022 at 4:13 pm
I so want to make the Christmas Eve version! Just beautiful!
PaigeDecember 3, 2022 at 5:21 pm
Christmas Eve checkerboard 😁
SueDecember 3, 2022 at 6:32 pm
I love the checkerboard version using Christmas Eve fabric and the grey background. What an awesome way to use my scraps!
Jan RelifordDecember 3, 2022 at 7:40 pm
I love the Christmas Eve with the single background. Just so simple yet stunning!
Geneal YardleyDecember 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm
Christmas Eve with the gray dot background.
Cathy WilsonDecember 4, 2022 at 9:55 pm
Definitely love the pattern in the Christmas Eve Fabric. I love the light colored background because it reminds me of snow.
Vanessa StewartDecember 6, 2022 at 12:12 am
They are all beautiful! My favorite is the Christmas Eve single background, absolutely gorgeous!
LoriThomasDecember 13, 2022 at 6:06 am
Christmas Eve with single light background is my pick. Nice!
NancyDecember 13, 2022 at 5:04 am
Oh my!! How to choose?? Christmas Eve with white background—and leave it out all winter❤️ Love your designs!!
Sharon BrowneDecember 13, 2022 at 1:43 pm
Checkerboard in Christmas Eve is my favorite. But Lollypop Garden in the original setting is so serene, like freshly fallen snow.