Jewels in the Curio




Look and see what is fresh from the oven, Jewels in the Curio from me, Jo, at Jo's Country Junction. This 79 " x 79" quilt's name comes from the fabric line, Curio, by Basic Grey, and the name of the quilt's featured block, Jewel Box...put them together and we have Jewels in the Curio. The Curio fabric is wonderful...soft, subdued, and perfect for a gift when you know don't what colors the recipient might like.


The quilt makes efficient use of a two charm packs, a jelly roll and yardage making very little waste. If you are new to quilting, the pattern may look difficult but honestly, this is do-able. The layout is what makes the quilt look harder than it actually is. To help make this project even more do-able, Kimberly over at the Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring a giveaway on my blog to help get you started on purchasing the ingredients
...let's get cooking.

(Normally I would insert a cute picture of all the fabric right here, but I was so excited when the fabric came that I immediately starting cutting into it.) Please forgive me but I am sure if you are a quilter you understand...when new fabric comes, I just have to touch it! Here's a partial picture instead. Imagine the backing and background fabric and two charm packs totally intact... Aren't the colors just wonderful!?!






Blocks, Scrappy Border and Binding:
One Jelly Roll and two Charm Packs

Background and Borders:
4.75 yards Moda Marbles Sweet Off White 9880 36

Backing:
5 yards Curio Cabriole Pond 30272 11

Batting 90" x 90"


Start by cutting the background fabric. Cut 8~ 5" strips. Subcut them into 64~ 5" squares. Open up the charm packs and pick out 64 charms that you want to use in the quilt. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the backs of the charms squares.



Sew 1/4" on each side of the line. Then cut on the line and there will be two half square triangles. Press to the colored triangle.



Trim the blocks to be 4.5" square.
Keep the like colored blocks together.






Set the triangles aside.

From the background fabric cut 16~ 2.5" strips. Sub cut them in to 64~ 11" strips.

Open the jelly roll. Set aside the "whitish" strip. Select 32 pieces. Cut 2~ 11" pieces from each strip for a total of 64 pieces. Cut 2~ 2.5" squares from each strip. Set the squares aside for the scrappy border. Set the remaining strip piece aside for the scrappy binding.

From the remaining jelly roll strips cut a variety of 84 more 2.5" squares for the scrappy border for a total of 148~ 2.5" squares. The leftovers of the jelly roll strips will be sewn together for the binding.

Take a 11" jelly roll piece and a 11" background strip and sew them right sides together. Press to the colored piece.


Cut the piece into 4~ 2.5" segments. There will be a little piece leftover. Discard it.




Lay the pieces right sides together, matching the seams and sew creating a four patch. Press. Keep the like four patches together. Sew all of the segments into four patches.


Take two matching half square triangles and two matching four patches. The triangles and four patches should not match. Lay them out as shown. Sew the pieces together to create a block. Make 64 blocks.



Lay the blocks out as shown in a 8 x 8 "barn raising" pattern. Sew together in rows. Then sew the rows together creating the center of the quilt.



From the background fabric, cut 8~ 4.5" strips. Sew the pieces together. Cut two borders the length of the quilt. Sew them on. Press seam toward the border. Lay the quilt out. Cut two background strips the width of the quilt. Sew the pieces to the quilt. Press to the border. Here's a close up of the borders so you can see how they come together.



Sew two rows of 36~ 2.5" scrappy border squares together. Sew them to two opposite sides of the quilt. Press to the first border. Sew two rows of 38~ 2.5" squares together. Sew them to the remaining two opposite sides of the quilt.

From the background fabric cut 8~ 2.5" strips. Sew the strips together. Cut two borders the length of the quilt. Sew them on opposite sides. Press toward the background border. Lay the quilt out. Cut two background strips the width of the quilts. Sew the pieces to the quilt. Press to the border.

Cut the backing fabric in half. Sew together. Sandwich the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt as desired.

Sew the remaining jelly roll pieces together to make a scrappy binding.



Bind.




79 " x 79" quilt


I love the scrappy binding...Here's Gracie showing that binding off.



Leave a comment here and tell me what you think...then pop on over to my blog, Jo's Country Junction, to sign up for you chance to enter the great giveaway sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.



Jo Kramer
{Jo's Country Junction}


72 comments:

Sequana said...

I love anything by Basic Grey. This quilt is a beauty.

Quilt Hollow said...

Once again Jo has amazed me with another fantastic design! Go Jo!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt. I like anyting made out or the pre cuts it goes very fast
Sandy

Sherry said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I love this recipe and the Curio fabric line. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara McD said...

Very nice quilt! You've made it so that I might be able to pull one off myself!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Georgi Sears said...

I'm a brand new quilter, but this definitely has to go on my TO-DO list! Thanks so much!!

Darlene B said...

Beautiful quilt - love this pattern!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Just lovely! I'm bookmarking this one!

MGM

pcflamingo said...

I like that pattern and the fabric line a LOT!

Kyla said...

Wonderful! And, I love Gracie!!

jle819 said...

Looks do-able! Maybe I'll try it!

sophiet95 said...

You and Gracie have excellent taste in fabrics and quilts! Wonderful job with the pre-cuts.

AnnieK said...

I want to try this one...the scrappy border got me :-)

Linda said...

Great new spin on a "old time" quilt block. The pieced border really finishes it so well. Thanks, this is a must do.

The Tulip Patch said...

beautiful! Looks fresh but also has the elements of antique quilts that I love.

Megan said...

I LOVE precuts--and this looks like a fun quilt to try. It's on my to-try list. Thanks for the great instructions.

Laura said...

What a great quilt! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Joanna said...

It's beautiful. I love the jewel box block, and it does seem to be the perfect choice for this fabric.

Jeanne said...

WOW Jo has done it again! She is just a fount of great ideas and color choices for quilts. I am always excited when I see she has done it once again! Thanks Jo and Moda

krislovesfabric said...

Pretty quilt, pretty fabric!

Anita said...

I love this quilt! I have saved it on my computer to make when I get a chance. The dog is so cute too.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

lovely pattern - thank you :)

Barbrann said...

What a fantastic quilt and tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Will put this on my to-do-list.

Betty said...

What a beautiful quilt. It's going on my list of quilts to make. I love the way you arranged the blocks at the end. Thanks.

clumsykristel said...

This is very nice! I recently bought two charm packs of curio with no real plan for what to do with them (it's not my usual colour palette or my usual type of print, but I like it a lot). This looks like a great idea. Just need that jelly roll (plus yardage, of course).

Annemariesquilt said...

You have done a wonderful job and I realy want to make this quilt!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love Basic Grey and this is a well-done updated version of a classic block. Love it!

jmniffer said...

I like the colors in this quilt. Any time you can begin with pre-cuts is a good project. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Jeanne said...

This is a beautiful quilt! It is one I want to make soon. Great job!

Regina said...

Fun and fast -love it!

Leigh said...

Great tutorial and love the colors with the pre-cuts from Basic Grey! Love it!

Pamela Nees said...

Great quilt and tutorial. Thanks for sharing it!

ferne said...

Love what you have done with this fun pattern!

Bolts and Bobbins said...

This is a lovely quilt and so easy.
Jo, you've done it again!

Sandy said...

Your quilt is so simple to make but looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Honeybun said...

Terrific quilt idea,Jo. So simple, yet elegant. I'll make sure I print out your instructions today!

Michelle said...

Just love it! The colors are great. Sounds fairly easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe.

Barbara said...

I can't wait to make it!

Barbara on the Eastern Shore said...

My first thought - Perfect!
Can't wait to make it.

PDXPam said...

I love it, saved the pattern, would like to try it!

Lora said...

thank you so much for this great pattern! I saw the fabric the other day and was looking for a pattern to try with it. Now I have to get busy.

Christine M said...

Lovely quilt Jo. Gracie is just so cute sitting there.

Marcia W. said...

Now I can visualize how Curio will make up into a quilt! Thanks for the design.

Roberta said...

Very nice quilt! I love your beagle puppy!

scottylover said...

Very pretty! So happy to see the finished project!

Sandy A

Think Outside the Box said...

What a lovely quilt, those colours are very subtle yet so pretty. Gracie is such a cute puppy, she looks so petite compared to my Belle.

mblittle5 said...

Love the quilt. Your tutorial is very clear and easy to follow. Thanks.

Carol Sc said...

I like the lightness in this quilt. Jo said it could go just about anyplace and I think she is absolutely right on.
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manybooks said...

I love many MBS patterns and have made quite a few, but I must say this takes a spot on the very top of my FAVORITES list! I will make this soon!

carol fun said...

I LOVE this quilt! I just picked up 2 charm square packs of Curio yesterday. I'll be a getting the rest of the fabric tomorrow - thanks for sharing this!

Jennifer said...

Great quilt!

Denise said...

Lovely quilt, the colors sing.

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt, lovely fabric, great tutorial!! Thanks

Aggiequilter said...

I love your twist on a traditional block pattern. Great Recipe! Love these fabrics! Looks fresh but also warm and cozy. Thanks for sharing your design, it's going in my to-do book !

KatheG said...

The fabric - the pattern - the quilt - Oh My! Just beautiful. Thanks.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Great quilt. Love the colors and how easy it is to piece this deceiving-looking quilt together.

Sandra said...

Love the colors in the quilt. Beautiful job!!

Peach Rainbow said...

It's beautiful!

Deb said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I've been looking for the perfect fabric for my neighbor who has a southwest theme...maybe this would work!

Will Work for Fabric said...

Love this quilt. Your pictures show off the quilt quite well!

Anonymous said...

Printed the pattern and ready to collect the fabric to make this very easy quilt to make and it looks so much harder to make than it really will be.

Joyce Evans

Jacqueline said...

Love the quilt, love the colors, especially love the borders. Thanks for sharing

jleibfried@aol.com

SarahZ said...

I've always loved the Jewel Box, and this quilt is truly a gem! I just love this recipe...must make!

brownj6610 said...

Refreshing.

Sinta Renee said...

Gorgeous! I love the design! The fabrics are great too... can't go wrong with Basic Grey, but it would look wonderful in any group! Thanks for a great recipe!

Chere said...

This quilt is adorable and so easy to make. Now I just have to decide what Moda collection to use. Thanks for the ideas.

Aggiequilter said...

Wonderful! thanks for sharing with all of us :-)

raisingran said...

Very nice pattern.I just love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

RachelC said...

Thanks for a great pattern! I've just completed this quilt top in Moda's Christmas fabric 'Fa La La La La' which looks fabulous and was really straightforward to piece. Thanks again!

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

Just bought my fabric to make this pattern - can't wait!

erwicker said...

I want to try this one...the scrappy border got me :-)

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a ji o ji suno ji said...

The apron is very cute! The only thing that was tricky was that there were no instructions for what the finished size is supposed to be. I ended up eyeballing it and think it came out too big for a four year old. Guess he'll have to grow into it!
bulldogpupp