Eccentric diamond essentials pattern

I came across this technique many years ago. It’s called “tube quilting”.

Making blocks for this quilt goes very quickly. You can make a quilt in  no time using this technique.

Download the “essentials” pattern

The pattern contains instruction to make just the quilt top including fabric needs and colouring diagrams.

Learn to make a simple Bargello block for this quilt

Learn in 2 minutes:

Block size

Unfinished: 10 1/2 inches.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Eccentric diamond quilt pattern


  1. My mistake on the post title. It’s a mini pattern rather than a mini quilt pattern.


  2. WOW! That’s a very cool way to make that quilt. Thanks so much for the easy pattern. As always you amaze me with your ability to take a somewhat difficult pattern and make it so simple and easy! Keep up the good work! Jean

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