Project Spring Jewel Box Quilt

By Kelly Laws

Skill Level: Beginner  

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This quilt features the Jewel Box Block, a simple, contemporary pattern. It's easy to assemble the triangle and four-patch blocks. Estimated Quilt Size 48” x 48

Materials:

  • Madeira Aerofil all-purpose thread, preferably a neutral color to blend with your background fabric of choice
  • 1 ½ yard 60” wide for backing and binding
  • 1 ½ yard of yellow dot print for background
  • 1 yard of large floral print
  • 1 yard of green cotton print
  • 1 yard of small floral print cotton
  • Twin size cotton batting
  • Quilt spray adhesive (optional)
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Iron and Ironing board

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Symphony Sewing Machine
  • Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter
  • Accuquilt GO! Triangle-6 1/2" (55001)
  • Accuquilt GO! Square-3 1/2" (55006)

Steps:

  1. Using the Accuquilt Go Cutter, cut triangles from the large floral print and the background yellow dot using the 6 ½” triangle die.

  2. Using the Accuquilt Go Cutter, cut squares from the small floral print, green print and background yellow dot fabrics using the 3 ½” block die.

    You will need enough squares to complete 32 four-patch blocks.

  3. Thread the Symphony with the Madeira Aerofil thread.

    Once the pieces are cut, stitch the triangle pieces together using the preset, quarter-inch piecing stitch – a quarter-inch stitch that the needle position is automatically set for an exact quarter-inch seam. Press the blocks.

  4. Construct the four patch blocks.

    You can use the knee lift to raise the presser foot, allowing you to keep your hands on the fabric and position the next block or another way you can raise the presser foot while keeping control of your fabric is to use the advanced pivoting function. With this function turned on the presser foot rises each time you stop sewing to let you reposition the fabric.

  5. When all the simple blocks are finished. Sew them together. Two four patch blocks and two triangle blocks create a larger block.

  6. Four larger blocks sew together create one Jewel box section.

  7. Four Jewel box sections sewn together form the pieced top for this Spring Quilt.

    Note: to make a larger quilt continue this process to add more blocks and sections.

  8. Once the pieced top is completed, it is time for the quilting.

    The Symphony comes with a variety of quilting feet that allow you to choose your favorite quilting method, whether it’s using the walking foot to stitch in the ditch along the blocks, a free-motion foot to give your quilt all-over stippling, or free-motion echo quilting foot to quilt rings around your quilt patterns.

  9. Another quilting option is to use the Baby Lock Crown Jewel long-arm quilting machine.

    When paired with the Pearl frame and Pro-Stitcher quilting software, there are no limits to your quilting creativity.

  10. .Once the quilting is complete. Square off the quilting, removing the excess batting and backing fabric.

  11. Cut 2 ¼” bias binding strips from the remaining backing fabric. Sew strips together to create a bias strip long enough for the edges of the quilt.

  12. Using a ¼” seam attach the raw edge of the bias to the front of the quilt, mitering the corners as you sew

  13. Fold the bias to the wrong side of the quilt and tack the edges down by either hand stitching or using a machine and a blind stitch.

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