Monday, April 22, 2019

Radiant Jewel {Quilt Top}

My mom, sister, and I are doing our own "UFO of the month" challenge and this month's UFO is my Radiant Jewel quilt. I started this quilt in August of last year when I went to "Quilt Camp" and when I had last posted about this quilt in October, I had just finished all of the blocks for the center of the quilt.

I was very excited to pull this one back out and start working on putting the top together. I finally laid out all of the blocks for the quilt.

I had to make sure all of the four patches in the star blocks were arranged the same way AND to make sure that there wasn't too much of the same color touching itself in the intersections of the four patches and HSTs at the block corners. (There's one turned star in the picture above that I caught before I sewed the top together -- can you find it?)

For this quilt top, I used the webbing technique to put together the center of the quilt.

First, the blocks were sewn into rows and the rows were chained together.

I pressed towards my star blocks throughout to aid in nesting and block matching as I put the rows together. (So many pins!)

The pieced border has two different units -- the double four patches and then the four patch/HST units. I had made most of the small pieced four patches when I had made the star blocks, which also has four of the small four patch units, but I found that I needed to make a few extra. I also needed to make the HSTs for these block units as well; I used my Accuquilt to cut the background fabrics for these units.

Now this top is really finished!

While I'm a little disappointed that I didn't have enough fabrics to enlarge this quilt to a square (there would have likely been enough solids, but not enough of the prints in the kit) I do very much love this quilt!

I hope you and yours had a happy Easter!

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  1. I hope you had a Happy Easter, too, Alison! I love watching the magic of a quilt top shrink and come together. It looks great.

  2. I like that it has a distinct border rather than just blocks to the edge. Very nice.

  3. This is so lovely! The way the two blocks interact to make the borders around the large squares is really great. One of those patterns that really pops once the blocks are fully stitched together. Can you remind me whose pattern it is?

  4. Lovely! I especially love the centers of the big squares. There is fabulous movement in this quilt.

  5. Lovely quilt! Those border blocks really finish it off.


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