Monday, April 28, 2014

Jewel Boxes

My farmer/quilt holder got rained out of the fields long enough to help with a few pics. Finally!! #imaginecircle #dogoodstitches

"Jewel Boxes" is my latest finish for the Imagine Circle of do.Good Stitches.  Back in January I asked our group to make 21" square-in-square blocks, starting with a 6" center block and adding three rounds of 3" strips. We used this palette from Design Seeds as our color inspiration:

After I received all the blocks, I simply quartered them, then sewed them back together to make the Bento box-like design. Easy! I had one too many blocks for the front so I incorporated it into the design of the backing.

And the back... #imaginecircle #dogoodstitches

I quilted this on my mom's longarm machine and ended up being pretty happy with how it turned out. Most of the time as I'm stitching I think that it looks terrible but after I step away from it for a while it turns out to not bother me as much. Here's a close up of the floral-ish design I was going for:

Up close. Last one!! #imaginecircle #dogoodstitches

Not perfect by any means, but better than it looked while I was stitching. Here is a tutorial for the basic design, though her's look much more like flowers than mine!


  1. I was just looking here earlier wondering if you'd posted the detail of this quilt - I LOVE love love it! Looks like a really nice size and the colors are gorgeous.

  2. Love the inspiration and the final result :o)

  3. Very happy quilt! Lovely! The quilting is great! This floral pattern is a tricky one for me; doing the round blossoms and then hooking and knowing where to go next has been a problem. Yours looks wonderful!!

  4. Very pretty quilt, and your quilting is just great. I love how the quilt is exactly like your design seed inspiration!

  5. Looks beautiful - well done ladies xxx

  6. I feel the same when I'm fmq. No one else even notices what the work looks like in my house, so it probably doesn't matter what the quilting looks like at all!

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  8. Love this quilt - the colours are superb!