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Some people want to re-create the original quilt. There are 173 different, diamond-shaped blocks in this breathtaking quilt. Working on these blocks is like opening a new box of chocolates - each one is tasty in a different way. There is weird and wonderful applique. There is curved piecing. There are miniatures for the fussiest miniaturist. There is a range of patchwork from simple to insanely intricate.

Some people like the diamond block shape and want to use it with plain fabric. Some people use the template to cut up old blocks or boring tops to recycle them into beautiful scrap quilts. Look at the photo album to see some examples. I have also developed an exciting new technique for adding corners to the diamonds to create even more design possibilities.

Note from Ann: I decided to distribute project sheets as pdf files so that you can download different design variations that use the Lancaster Diamond. All I ask is that you don't re-sell my drawings or project sheets for a profit. I encourage you to share these designs with other quilters and, particularly, to share your skills with new quilters. Let's keep quilting alive!

Signed copy of Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler PLUS Acrylic Template
Price: $45.00   (plus shipping and handling)
The Lancaster Diamond Sampler was made by one anonymous person, referred to as Fanny's friend. Fanny S. Bucher and her friend were sharing fabric and block designs as they made their unique diamond-shaped blocks into sampler quilts quilts meant for teaching and learning the craft. As you follow along with Fanny's friend, learn or re-learn the skills needed for ... (read more)
Signed copy of Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler (Book Only)
Price: $40.00   (plus shipping and handling)
The Lancaster Diamond Sampler was made by one anonymous person, referred to as Fanny's friend. Fanny S. Bucher and her friend were sharing fabric and block designs as they made their unique diamond-shaped blocks into sampler quilts quilts meant for teaching and learning the craft. As you follow along with Fanny's friend, learn or re-learn the skills needed for ... (read more)
Lancaster Diamond Acrylic Template
Price: $15.00   (plus shipping and handling)
Use this plastic template with your rotary cutter and mat to cut out and piece the shapes for the Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt and Variations: the large diamond block, the small diamond cornerstones, and the sashing. Complete instructions & project sheet included. Seam allowance is included on the template as are holes for marking seamlines for ... (read more)
Lancaster Cousins Friendship Quilt
Price: $15.00   (online link sent to you)
This quilt was made by the friends and family of the two quilters who made the Lancaster Diamond Samplers in the 1860s in Pennsylvania. If you know the Diamond quilts, you will recognize the "Quilt DNA" of this spectacular friendship quilt. There are forty-one blocks for you to create in vintage or modern fabrics. When you order, you will receive a link to the ... (read more)
Framed Batik Diamonds
Price: $8.50   (plus shipping and handling)
This 40.5" by 43" (without borders) quilt top can be made from (1) Layer Cake of assorted batiks plus (1) Jelly Roll of assorted solids. You can also use fat quarters or yardage to make this bright, fun quilt. You will need the Lancaster Diamond Template to cut the diamond
Diamonds in the Cabin
Price: $8.50   (plus shipping and handling)
Instructions are given for making four sizes (crib, throw, twin, queen) of this quilt by using Layer Cake collections of prints and solids. You will need the Lancaster Diamond Template to cut the diamond shapes from the pre-cut 10"
Mathematical Wonders Quilt Exhibit Catalog & Six Original Patterns
Price: $15.00   (online link sent to you)
Quilt collectors Pat and Arlan Christ have put together a collection of quilts that demonstrate the mathematics of quilt design. This catalog features photos of and descriptions of all 42 quilts in the exhibit, plus six original patterns by Ann Parsons Holte. You will receive a link to the digital catalog and patterns, which you can view onscreen or download and ... (read more)
How To Make Lancaster Diamond Rectangles
Price: Free!   (download from link)
A new way to use your Lancaster Diamond template to open up a whole new set of design possibilities. By adding corners to the large and small diamonds, you create rectangular blocks than can be used alone or in larger blocks or strip ... (read more)

Diamonds in the Window
Price: $5.00   (sent to you as a PDF)
If you have the Lancaster Diamond acrylic template and the free directions, you can turn 10" fabric squares into blocks that can be arranged in endless ways. This is a good way to use 10" precut squares, yardage, or even light/dark scraps. The pattern gives fabric requirements and directions for Table Runner, Crib, Throw/Nap, Twin, and Queen Sizes.
Lancaster Diamond Template Instructions
Price: Free!   (download from link)
Has it been some time since you got your Lancaster Diamond Acrylic Template? Have you lost the original instructions? Well, here they are in a free pdf. You might want to review these directions and then download my most recent set of ... (read more)

Double Diamonds
Price: $5.00   (sent to you as a PDF)
Large and small diamonds are cut by using the same Lancaster Diamond Template. Along with your new instructions for How to Make Lancaster Diamond Rectangles, you can turn fussy-cut motifs, scraps, or other yardage into this fun
Optical Illusion
Price: $5.00   (sent to you as a PDF)
The columns of blocks seem to get wider or narrower, depending on your point of view. All the blocks are 8" square - honestly. I promise you won't get dizzy sleeping under this quilt. Made with school colors, it would be great for a college
Circle Star
Price: $30.00   (plus shipping and handling)
Based on an antique quilt in Sue Reich's collection, this spectacular quilt was originally made in red, white, and blue prints. The acrylic template set lets you easily rotary cut the different pieces for machine- or hand-piecing the 14" block. The 1/4" seam allowance has been added, but you can mark the intersections and seamlines for hand piecing through holes ... (read more)
Scattered Diamonds
Price: $5.00   (sent to you as a PDF)
The diamonds seem to float around a central square in these 13" blocks. The quilt would be interesting made from florals or stripes for a scattered
Happy Scrappy
Price: $5.00   (sent to you as a PDF)
Start processing your scraps into Diamond and Collage Bocks. Try some new piecing techniques and have fun working on improvisational fabric
Diamond Stars
Price: $5.00   (sent to you as a PDF)
Use your diamond template to make star points for this large (21" square) block. The 12-Block quilt is a good size for a Quilts of Valor
So Long to Sochi 2014
Price: Free!   (download from link)
Instructions on how to make the 'So Long to Sochi 2014' project shown in the image to the left can be downloaded for FREE by clicking the "Download" button above and saving the PDF to your computer with the PDF reader buttons, as ... (read more)

Orphan Blocks Project
Price: Free!   (download from link)
Instructions on how to make the Orphan Blocks project shown in the image to the left can be downloaded for FREE by clicking the "Download" button above and saving the PDF to your computer with the PDF reader buttons, as shown

Cutting Stripes Project
Price: Free!   (download from link)
Instructions on how to make the Cutting Stripes project shown in the image to the left can be downloaded for FREE by clicking the "Download" button above and saving the PDF to your computer with the PDF reader buttons, as shown below

Fussy Cut Project
Price: Free!   (download from link)
Instructions on how to make the Fussy Cut project shown in the image to the left can be downloaded for FREE by clicking the "Download" button above and saving the PDF to your computer with the PDF reader buttons, as shown below

Making Friends Project
Price: Free!   (download from link)
Instructions on how to make the Making Friends project shown in the image to the left can be downloaded for FREE by clicking the "Download" button above and saving the PDF to your computer with the PDF reader buttons, as shown below