Project Spring Jewel Box Quilt

By Kelly Laws

Skill Level: Beginner  

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If you're new to quilting or want to learn how to make new types of blocks, try this fun and colorful quilt! This quilt features the jewel box block, which is a simple, contemporary pattern. It's easy to assemble the triangle and four-patch blocks. Download printable instructions.

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:

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.

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

  3. Thread your machine with Madeira Aerofil thread.

    1. Once the pieces are cut, stitch the triangle pieces together using the preset, quarter-inch piecing stitch. Press the blocks.

  4. Construct the four patch blocks.

    1. You can use the knee lift to raise the presser foot, so you can keep your hands on the fabric and position the next block.

    2. You can also raise the presser foot while keeping control of your fabric using the advanced pivoting function if your machine has this feature.

  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.

    1. 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.

    1. Use your walking foot to stitch-in-the-ditch, free-motion foot to stipple all over or free-motion echo quilting foot to quilt rings around your quilt patterns.

  9. Another quilting option is to use a Baby Lock long-arm quilting machine.

  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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