Double Diamond Quilt Variation
By using men’s clothes in this bereavement quilt, I was introducing a variation of the usual Kaffe Fassett’s popular double diamond pattern. I chose this pattern because of the lovely ties but also because I only had a few of them. I thought they would make an interesting frame for the plainer elements of the quilt, while I could use some of his plainer shirts to frame the more colorful items, such a rich brown sweater and a blue and green striped shirt. Kaffe Fassett himself shows this pattern with variations such as using pastel materials as opposed to bright floral ones. But I’d never seen one made with men’s clothes. The result was a muted, elegant throw which his daughter Sejal loved.