Diamond-Hex Quilt $1 english paper piecing pattern

Hello! It’s been so long since I blogged, the month of December just went by in a flash. Now we are into January and here in Pennsylvania that means many long cold gray days. In the evenings I like to work on some English Paper Piecing and I am sure you have heard me talk about it many times. If you’ve never tried it here is a great tutorial to get you started. I have been taking a break from another big paper piecing project, and decided I wanted to try and create my own pattern.

I wanted to give the pattern away so other people can stitch away the long winter, but apparently BigCartel will not let you “sell” free items. I even tried getting around it with coupon codes, but no-go. So the pattern is up in my shop for $1. However, if you buy anything in my shop use the code FREE and it will take the $1 off the quilt pattern.
The pattern does not include any instructions, but if you are familiar with english paper piecing it is all pretty self explanatory. I like to print my pieces on card stock with my home printer.
The quilt is made up of two basic shapes, large hexagons and small diamonds. The edges of the quilt are made by half diamonds (and I’ve included shapes for those too so you don’t have to try and cut the diamonds in half yourself) Each hexie measures 7 inches across. I’ve decided to turn mine into a lap quilt that measures 63×63 inches so my quilt will have 9 rows of 9 hexes. I have decided to use colorful Cotton & Steel fabrics for my hexagons and low volume fabrics for my diamonds, but you can come up with any combination of fabric you’d like.
If you decide to make one I would love to see, please use the hashtag #diamondhexquilt on instagram so I can find it.