Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Introducing Diamond Tread, A New Quilt Pattern

Diamond Tread quilt
My Diamond Tread quilt is complete! And the pattern for this quilt is now available as well! Woot!

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?

Diamond Tread quilt
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.)
Diamond Tread - All-Over design
This 8-page, full-color pattern is perfect for beginners, since it's just half-square triangle units and squares. As always, I've included plenty of diagrams and illustrations to take you through every step in the process. And of course, I know not everyone is as big a fan of negative space as I am, so my pattern includes full instructions for two design variations: One variation features the negative space (as shown in all my quilt photos on this post), while the other is an all-over pattern, shown in the digital mock-up above. One pattern, two designs, three sizes (Crib, Lap, and Twin)—how's that for bang for your buck?

Diamond Tread pattern cover
Pattern Stats
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 shopCraftsy, and Threadbias


Diamond Tread quilt Hope you all enjoy the pattern. Have a wonderful Tuesday—see you back here tomorrow for WIP Wednesday!


26 comments:

  1. Oh, I really like this quilt design. Great job!

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  2. That's ace, love the use of negative space - makes it looks so stylish!

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  3. This is wonderful! Your lap size is just perfect, what I love to stick to. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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  4. Love Love Love, will definitely be getting this soon

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  5. I just bought your pattern. I'm pretty certain my son would love this design in black/grey and white. Thank you for the half-off sale.

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  6. Love it! Just bought it! Thank you! :)

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  7. Gosh I love this and it is all HST's which is triple goodness in my book!

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  8. This is such a fun design...and I love your version with the negative space

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  9. Such a great design! Love your color choices in the finished version!! Really nice!

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  10. This is really cute and fresh looking! Love it!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is beautiful! I am really loving your fabric choices as well.

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  12. Wow! This is so lovely! I just bought some new fabrics so I could try a quilt with hst's and have been searching for an easy pattern, still a newbie here! I'm gonna give this a try! Love your color choices and quilting design too!

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  13. Gorgeous pattern! Love all the negative space and your quilting is perfect on it!

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  14. Love it! Just bought it! Like the two different variations AND the 3 different sizes!!

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  15. Love the possibilities here! Just snapped up my copy!

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  16. Love this quilt and got my copy already too!! Thinking weddding quilt for my daughter getting married this year!!

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  17. Love this! I just got my copy too! Love your color choices too!

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  18. Yet another gorgeous FreshlyPieced design! You're amazing.

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  19. Love your new design - the quilting looks fabulous!

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  21. Love the quilt. Did you quilt the diagonal lines on a longarm? Trying to figure out how to do that.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! No, I did the long diagonal lines on my home machine. As far as I know, it would be very difficult (if not impossible) to do that on a long-arm because of the way the quilt would need to be rolled on the frame.

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