I spent the day, yesterday, teaching the Woven Jewel Box quilt to a bunch of gals at a local quilt shop. They were all doing different color palettes, and I thought it would be fun to share some pics with you so you could see what is possible with this pattern!
First, I have to say the venue is a dream for teaching, Cinda, the owner of Calico Creations, does a very good job! The classroom space is spacious and well-lit with table space for everyone to spread out. Just look at those design walls! They wrap around the room and are at least eight feet high!
The Woven Jewel box is deceptivley easy; you sew just four strips together, then you cut out diamonds in mirror image sets to get the “woven” look.
The pattern illustrates the “Jewel boxes” pieced with four different strips in grading colors, but this gal was doing the cutest version with her diamond “jewel boxes” cut from a variety of unpieced novelty prints. Wouldn’t that make a cute I Spy childrens quilt?!
Here is another unpieced Jewel Box version using large Kaffe Fassett florals to fill those diamonds… perfect space for those hard to cut prints!
This gal was doing the calmest sky blue palette with the alternating diamonds (not pictured) being a rich bold royal blue… Stunning! (You’ll have to trust me on that because, I don't have any photo evidence, hahaha!)
And last but not least, here is one made with the Confetti Ombre fabric. It is totally dramatic and awesome!
I’ll be teaching the Double Struck Star, next month (Oct 6th), at the same shop. If you are local and want a fantastic classroom experience, this would be a great class to join. Here is a link to my Class Calendar if you’d like to see when and where I’ll be next.
I hope that gave you a little weekend inspiration!
Happy Sunday, everyone