Monday, July 24, 2017

Jewelry Store {Birthstone Quilt}

When I finished my sapphire block last week for my Birthstone quilt, I still had the itch to do more paper piecing, so I decided to go ahead and pull the fabrics for my tanzanite block and work on that this month as well.

Tanzanites, at least those that are most valuable, are indigo in color. I pulled some blue-hued purples and some navy blues for this block.


Now I have nine of my twelve birthstone blocks done.


The three remaining blocks are my January garnet, my July ruby, and my October opal. I will likely try to work on my two red blocks first -- garnet will be a dark true red block and the ruby will be a pinky red block. In my mind, I would like to make my opal entirely from pastel shades of Fairy Frost, but I think that the most of my Fairy Frost scraps have been depleted.

Happy Monday to you! I have spent most of my weekend doing the quilting for my upcoming Moda Bake Shop project that will be published in about two weeks!

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21 comments:

  1. I love these blocks. What are you planning to turn them into?
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  2. The grouping looks great! Sapphire and Tanzanite really speak to me (sapphire is my birth stone) and I think that the reds are really going to be a stunning addition to the group.

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  3. WOW! They are so fabulous! I can't wait to see what you do with them! I really love that Tanzanite one, just gorgeous.

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  4. These are gorgeous, Alison! What a beautiful grouping these make and worth a million (or two)! The tanzanite really speaks to me. Would you mind sharing what paper piecing pattern you use? Thank you.

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  5. These blocks (gems) are gorgeous. What pattern did you use?

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    1. Bright Shine Brilliant Cut by No hats in the house

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  6. PRETTY! I'm with Yvonne--that Sapphire one is gorgeous! I am super excited to see how this project ends up! Every time you post an update, I'm like, I should make one of those! But the urge passes quickly, haha. :)

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  7. Oh wow I love the photo with all of them together!

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  8. Can't wait to see your MBS project! The gems look absolutely stunning together. You just can't go wrong!

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  9. You know, these birthstone blocks are really gorgeous!! they do sparkle, your color mixes are superb too.

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  10. Gorgeous birthstone blocks! I can't wait to see the opal block, that is my birthstone.

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  11. That is going to be gorgeous! I've never seen this pattern before.

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  12. Hi Alison,
    WOW - these really do look like gems. I can't wait to see the garnet, ruby and opal - my birth month. It wonder what these blocks will become when they are finished? I will have to stay tuned and see. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  13. Beautiful, I'm guessing they are paper pieced. Is there a pattern? 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  14. Is there a pattern available for these "jewels"???? Please advise.

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    1. Unfortunately the pattern is no longer available. It was originally from No Hats In The House, but it is no longer listed on her website.

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  15. So pretty!! I bet a jeweler would love to hang a quilt like this in a store!

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  16. Your birthstone blocks are really lovely......I could help you with the Fairy Frosts if I know where to send them.....D.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful Alison!

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