|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 144 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 03 September 2001|
In the world of quiltmaking, few quilts have elicited greater followings than those of Jane Austen (circa 1812) and Jane Stickle (circa 1863). Now award-winning quiltmaker, Linda Franz continues this tradition with over 200 fabulous diamond-shaped blocks inspired by both of the Jane quilts, and the friendships that have developed among Jane lovers.Especially for those who want to indulge their passions for hand-piecing using freezer paper techniques, these blocks are designed to help quiltmakers discover the intrigue, portability, and charm of these diamonds, most sized at 4 x 7. All of the blocks in Quilted Diamonds are found in the author's own stunning blue and white quilt, Love and Friendship. A pullout pattern for the quilt's center medallion is included along with diamond patterns, tips for making the quilt's fabulous scalloped border, and quilting suggestions.Whether you make a few diamonds, or all of them, this book invites you to join the sisterhood of Jane aficionados who share a lasting quiltmaking heritage.