I sometimes get questions how can my stamps be used in different quilt patterns. You know I love to use my stamps over and over in different patterns so you can get a lot of use out of each set. The most confusion is over diamond shapes.
Do you remember your 9th grade geometry class? (Beside the cute boy sitting beside you.) I do remember drafting different shapes, especially diamonds and triangles.
There are 2 basic diamonds used in quilting. The first is the familiar 45°, which I will blog about today. This shape is used in 8 pointed star designs. (45° x 8 = 360°) You need EIGHT of these to make a flat block.
I have 2 stamp sets that contain the familiar 45° diamond.
The first is the carpenter’s star stamp set. The stamps in this set will make a 4 3/4″ finished size 8 pointed star block. (Or 9 1/2″ if you put 4 of them together as shown in the pattern.)
Carpenter’s Star set of stamps will make a
4 3/4″ finished size 8 pointed star.
You can use this stamp set to make the pattern contained with the stamps:
Carpenter’s Star Quilt made with the Carpenter’s Star set of stamps.
You can use the SAME stamp set to make this pattern, “Wild Mountain Vine”.
Wild Mountain Vine pattern made with the Carpenter’s star set of stamps.
Using just the 45° diamond piece in the Carpenter’s Star set of stamps, you can make this pattern, “Lone Star Blossoms”.
“Lone Star Blossoms” pattern was made using the carpenter’s star stamp set diamond and the sunflower stamp set.
You can also use the Carpenter’s Star set of stamps to make the free pattern on my website for the “Tumbling Stars.” (Hint: The quilt in the foreground will be available soon as a free pattern, too. Made again with the Carpenter’s Star stamp set.)
“Tumbling Stars” free pattern available on the website was made with the carpenter’s star stamp set.
I recently made a smaller set of stamps called the “Lemoyne Star” stamp set. This set of stamps finish to a 3″ block. (The same shapes, but smaller!)
The Lemoyne Star stamp set will finish to a 3″ square.
Here is a picture of the blocks set on point using the Large Triangle to set the blocks.
The 3″ Lemoyne Star was made with the new 3″ Lemoyne Star stamp set.
By using the diamond and triangle in the Lemoyne Star Stamp set, you can also make the “Circling Swallows” pattern.
By using the pieces in the Lemoyne Star set you will get a 6 3/4″ finished size block.
This pattern is free on my website, too! (And YES, you can make this pattern with the Carpenter’s Star set of stamps. I haven’t made it myself, so I’m not sure what the pieces around it will measure.)
All of these quilts feature the 45° diamond. So, hopefully, you will find new uses for your sets of stamps. So dust them off and start stamping!