DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
Project: Quilt and quilt appliqués
Technique: Fractured images and patchwork
Size: pattern for a large 15"x15" and a smaller 10"x10" diamond
Contains: All fractured pieces for the large and the small diamond at 1:1 scale, patchwork background pattern and yardage for a 65" x 90" quilt made of 3 large and 6 small diamond
Diamonds are a girl's best friend (English)
Fractured image is an exclusive technique developed by Yanicka Hachez in order to do great art appliqués for quilts easily.
Although it shares a similar look with paper piecing, pattern pieces are traced on the right side of the fabrics using freezer paper and the quilter does not need to work from an inverted pattern. The pieces are designed to overlap and can first be assembled and glued using washable school glue over the ledges. They can then be sewed directly using a simple zigzag or satin stitch on the overlap.
Even beginners can easily produce the most striking appliques using this technique - whether the pattern contains a dozen pieces or several hundred of them.
Quilters who prefer the more traditional english paper piecing technique (EPP) can still use all the fractured Image patterns and ignore the specific ledges instructions, adding ledges ito all pieces in order to assemble them traditionnally.
See our tutorial guide here.