Sunkissed Jewel Box Quilt



Hi y'all! I'm here today to share a lovely traditional pattern. When I made my first Jewel Box Quilt, I didn't even know what it was called. I went off of a picture of an antique quilt. My ignorance was bliss because instead of making it the traditional way (1 complicated repeating block), I made this quilt using 2 simpler blocks. This quilt is traditionally made in jewel tones, but I think it looks even better in the dusty pastels of the Sunkissed line.


1 Layer Cake (Sunkissed 5440 LC)
2 Bella Solid Charm Packs (White)
1.5 yds Bella Solid (White)
1/2 yard inner border (5443 21)
1 1/4 yds outer border (5446 11) * If using a directional print, be safe and order 1.5 yards *
5/8 yard binding fabric (5447 11)
5 1/4 yards backing fabric (5444 11)

If you choose a background fabric that Moda does not carry in charm packs, purchase 3 yards total of background fabric (instead of 2 charm packs + 1.5 yds of yardage).


The Cutting

First things first... remove the white on white print from the layer cake.  It just doesn't provide enough contrast for this design (but it would make a wonderful label for your back).


Take your remaining 41 layer cake squares and subcut them into:

(2) 2.25"x10" strips
(2) 5"x5" squares
.5"x10" scrap (discard)

Take your white background fabric and cut into (82) 2.25"x10"strips.  If you are using Bella Solid yardage instead of charm packs, you will cut the rest of your white fabric into (82) 5" charms.

Cut your inner border fabric in 2.5" inch long strips.  You will need to join your strips for them to be long enough.

Cut your outer border in 5" long strips.  You will need to join your strips to make them long enough.  You will need to pay special attention if you have chosen a directional print.

The Construction


Take 82 solid white charms and draw a diagonal line down the center.  Place one on top of each of your 82 printed charms.  Sew a seam 1/4" away from both sides of the drawn line.  Cut on the drawn line and press seams toward the print.  Trim each half square triangle to a 4" square.   You should now have 164 half square triangles.  Reserve 4 Half Square Triangles for the corners of your quilt.


Take your remaining 160 Half Square Triangles and Sew them into pairs to make (80) 7.5"x4" triangles (see above).  Reserve 14 of your newly made triangles for the edge of your quilt.  You will have 66 triangles remaining.


Sew the remaining 66 triangles into 33 Diamonds like above.  Each diamond should measure 7.5" square.  Now let's get started on the alternating blocks.



Sew your (82) 2.25"x10" white strips and your (82) 2.25"x10" printed trips into pairs. 
Press toward the printed fabric.
You will have 82 white/print strip pairs.



Take 40 pairs and sew them together at the prints.  Take the other 40 pairs and sew them together at the white strips (see above).  You will have 20 strip sets sewn together at the print and 20 strip sets sewn together at the white.  You will have 2 pair left over...reserve those in case you have a cutting error and need to replace a block.

Cut each of your newly sewn strip sets and cut them down into (4) 2.25"x10" sections. 

Pair up your strip sections like so into.  You will have (80) 4x7.5" blocks like this (these look like two 4 pack blocks sewn together.  Reserve 18 of these blocks.  You will have 62 of these leftover.


Sew these together in pairs so that the interior is made of 4 printed blocks. This will give you 31 blocks that measure 7.5"(before being sewn into the quilt top) that look like this:



Arrange your blocks in alternating fashion.  Start with your diamond blocks.  You will have 7 columns and 9 rows.  If you stopped right here, you would have a 49x63 lap quilt.


Take the 4 HST and the 1/2 blocks you reserved earlier.  Arrange them around your quilt top to make it appear as if the design will continue.  Attach these blocks to each other then to the quilt top (the side with your HSTs in the corner will go on last).

Attach your inner, then outer borders.

Backing

Approximate fabric requirements for backing: 5 1/4 YD.

Construct 2 strips the width of the fabric and length at least 94.5. Sew strips together to form vertical seams in the backing.





Baste your quit.


Quilt as desired.  I used a leafy vine free motion design.



Binding


Cut 9 strips of width 2.5".  Form 1 continuous binding strip and attach to your quilt then hand stitch to the other side.




1 73"x88" twin sized quilt

Visit me over at my blog, The Tulip Patch,  to see a jewel box quilt in another colorway, view the back of this quilt, and get details on a layer cake giveaway!



Mary Lane Brown



58 comments:

Thea said...

Glad I checked out both posts -- different pictures. I love the quilt!

Modern Male Homemaker said...

I love both the Sunkissed version and the Happy Campers one too. Thanks again for another fabulous tutorial!

Kayli said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the clear directions!

pcflamingo said...

I really like this version of the Jewel Box pattern - very easy to follow. And Sunkissed is a great fabric line.

Carol T said...

what a pretty quilt. I think I want to make it :)

Charlotte said...

what a lovely quilt!

Shawn said...

Beautiful,thanks for your instruction. Love the bridge photo too!

Annie said...

I love it, and I particularly love the shot on the bridge

Suzanne said...

The evolution of this quilt was really interesting to read. Thank you for the tutorial.

Phyllis said...

Thanks so much. for the tutorial. This is a great quilt.

Katy said...

This looks complicated but it's so pretty. Nice work! (and if this looks hard, I hate to think what the "hard" version looks like!)

mom of 2 boys said...

Very nice quilt!

LD said...

Good job on a beautiful quilt.

KatheG said...

This is a beautiful, sunny quilt. It really is spectacular on the bridge. Thanks for your work.

Jennifer said...

This is such a beautiufl quilt! Great tutorial too!

Jennifer :)

Ann Marie said...

That design does look lovely in Sunkissed. Love the photo with it on the bridge, and great job on the tutorial too.

deborah said...

The Jewel box is one of my favorite quilt patterns, and you've made a beautiful version! I like your instructions, too

Candy said...

The tutorial is clear. I can't wait to make this quilt.

Candy said...

I'm also totally in love with the fabric line that you used.

Tanzie said...

I love, love this!!!! I will never get caught up on the the quilts you are turning out!!!! I will have to save them in my "bucket" box...

Magicaldamselfly said...

Love this fabric line and I love this pattern as well. This is a new pattern that I've never tried but it is now on my to do list. Now to find some fabrics that call out to me.

Sherry Davis said...

This is gorgeous! Your directions and step by step photographs make it look so easy to do! Thank you for sharing!!

dgstamper said...

Beautiful. Was looking for a inspiration - thanks, I found it here.

Marisa said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Your ignorance is our bliss, too!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty.

missavene said...

Very nice, and from one layer cake too!!

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

Lovely quilt. Hopefully someday I'll have time to make all these lovely quilts I see posted on this bake shop.

Pat said...

I love the quilt. And it looks as if it goes together in a flash.

Amy said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt! I'm totally adding another quilt to my Quilts To Make List!

Holly said...

Beautiful Jewel Box Quilt!

Kim and Jim said...

I said this on your blog already, but I love this pattern! Very pretty in Sunkissed. Oh- and awesome tutorial, too! It looked hard to make, but after reading the tutorial it's actually one I want to try. I printed it out and will make it as soon as I round up the supplies.

Anonymous said...

Love this!!! You are so talented and great at explaining things!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

So fresh and springy! I love it! Looks like a fun pattern to make too!

MGM

Kendra said...

You are so talented... beautiful job!

Erika L said...

I love this quilt. Can see it in just about any colourway - have put on my will do list.

Michelle said...

I love your quilt and how you put the four patches together in strips! This tutorial makes me want to do a Jewel Box quilt like this one!

Mama24Monkeys said...

Love the Sunkiss version. Makes me want to make it!

Karen said...

Love the quilt!

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alane_77 said...

I love it. The picture of the quilt hanging on the bridge really captures the beauty of this Sunkissed quilt. You are really talented.

Marguerite said...

the quilt was beautiful. The colors make me ready for spring and the instructions were very helpful

Barb said...

Very nice quilt - I like both versions of your quilt.

Sandra said...

I saw a jewel box quilt years ago and was attracted to the pattern. Thank you for posting instructions for your lovely quilt. Love those moda fabrics!

melinda said...

Can't wait to make this one! Love it!

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Mary said...

I have a fat quarter bundle of Sunkissed I've been playing with, made some tote bags. But have lots left! I will be making this one, I do love the fabric. Thanks especially for the printer friendly version. I printed a copy and have it with my fat quarters.

Happyme said...

The quilt is beautiful. I just recently purchased some Sunkissed fabric...what a perfect project to make with it!

The Tulip Patch said...

Thanks for the sweet comments everybody! I really appreciate them!

Gena's Garden said...

I would love to have enough time to make just ONE of your quilts! :) I love them Mary Lane. You never cease to amaze me! :)

harleywife57 said...

this is very GORGEOUS ! It's so lovely in the Sunkissed and would look good in other lines too !!!!

Ursula said...

This is a beautiful quilt and I love the fabric. This is one I will definitely make.

Caca said...

very beautiful

Cindy said...

Very pretty. Gotta love Sunkissed.

Robin James said...

I love the Jewel Box I made years ago in the bright gem colors, but your pastel version is awesome. Now I'm just going to have to make another one...like yours. - Robin

Donna said...

Love the quilt,great directions. I love the half square triangles. I find them fairly easy to make.

Gillian said...

I, too, like this quilt pattern. The colours are lovely. I just need to sit down & 'translate' your instructions (or Eleanor Burns') into 5" charm packs and jelly rolls!!!

Has anyone done this? I would prefer to utilise someone else's instructions (w. charm packs & jelly rolls), rather than make a mistake reinventing the wheel!!!
G