I created this design a few months ago for my post on the Threadbias Quilt Design Tool blog hop. I was excited about the block that I came up with using the Design Tool—but not so excited about the 9 million half-square triangles an all-over design would have required. I realized that this type of design is where negative space really becomes your friend. : ) It looks great, and it rescues you from making so many HSTs that you start seeing them in your sleep. Who wouldn't love that?
I was so in love with the resulting design that I had to drop everything and make it immediately. When I blogged about it, someone suggested in a blog comment that this design resembles the diamond tread pattern that is sometimes stamped into metal. Sure enough, that's exactly what it looks like to me. I also like how the long, narrow section of Diamond Tread blocks looks a little like a tire track. So "Diamond Tread" was the perfect name for this pattern.
I was pleased with this design right from the start, and I love the finished quilt even more, so I'm extra thrilled to be making the Diamond Tread pattern available now too. The PDF version of the pattern is now for sale via my pattern shop, Craftsy, and Threadbias.
And for a limited time, I'm offering it for only $3.99—that's 50% off regular price! I'm doing some price experimenting, so snap this one up before the experiment ends. : ) (Hard-copy versions of the pattern will be coming in the next week or two, but will not be on sale.)
Name: Diamond Tread Pattern
Skill level: Easy
Finished sizes: Crib (45" x 60"), Lap (52-1/2" x 75"), Twin (76" x 90"); two design varitations
Price: $3.99 on sale for a limited time (normally $7.99)
Available: My pattern shop, Craftsy, and Threadbias
Hope you all enjoy the pattern. Have a wonderful Tuesday—see you back here tomorrow for WIP Wednesday!