Diamonds and Rails

Diamonds and Rails PDF file to view and print

Sandy shared a link on our HeartStrings group of a vintage quilt and I fell in love with it right away and knew I wanted to recreate my own version. ( The link to the original quilt has been deleted because the quilt is no longer on the original site at the link I had).

Email me with any questions,

My finished top


Close-up of the quilting – pantograph is Bubbles  



Here’s a gorgeous version made by Marina from Norway


14 thoughts on “Diamonds and Rails

  1. shirley bruner

    well now…i was just looking for a different pattern to do some stashbusting. this is it! i love it. thanks for sharing. i’m off to make some diamonds.


  2. Tish

    Mary, What are the dimensions of the diamond. I really like this quilt and will probably make my version of. I kinda like Amish style quilts and this reminds me of them.


  3. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I’ve been collecting solids for awhile, but still have more colors to collect before starting this. …and as usual, the stash I’m still trying to rid myself of. Leaning to solids more and more and this quilt is calling me for sure! Thanks again!!!


  4. Alexandra

    Mary, I have loved your blog and instructions for a very long time now. You write such well thought out instructions, thank you. This one though would have to be my favourite (out of many) it is so bold and fun and graphic, awesome. Excellent for a male quilt.


  5. Cleta

    Hey Mary, I love this quilt. I’m going to use all my solid and African prints for this one. It should turn out looking amazing. Thanks for the clear directions. Blessings, Cleta


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