Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jewel Box

I finished this Jewel Box top on Friday, and have it on my design wall to admire for a few days. It really is straight; just hanging wonky on the wall. Working with a 1-inch "scale" is really my most favorite size. I've probably mentioned that my true love is doll and crib sized quilts, and this is a smallish crib size at 38x46. Vicki saw it and said, "Oh, wouldn't it be great full sized?" That's what I thought, too, but it's not gonna happen.
I did make 60degree diamonds in a sort of series - small (doll), medium (crib), and large (bed) sizes. The tops are done, but the quilting goes on and on. It was fun to do, as the diamonds make a variety of patterns. The bed quilt is seven sisters, and the crib is stars, while the doll is tumbling blocks. It would be something that I would consider again if I found another block that I fell in love with, and could be sewn in a variety of settings.
Anyway...this is the border that I was going to make, but it just felt too heavy.
I like this much better. I'm thinking just simple, straight line quilting on this one.



15 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Doesn't thqt feel so good to make the scrappy ones!!! It's lovely!!! nice job! what a jewel!

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I like the scrappy look of it!! It's definitely a keeper!
Paulette

beth said...

I like your quilt and the second border does look better!!

Shasta said...

This is really pretty, awesome job.

Janet said...

I love the scrappy quilts and the background looks wonderful. What beautiful piecing for such small blocks.

Fiesta said...

Jan it is perfect!

Kim said...

I love this one! Fabulous! Love the border you chose too!!

Kath said...

I love this quilt! Scrappy rules OK! best wishes Kath in England

Lori said...

I think you made a great choice on the border. I also really like the background fabric you used. Way to go!!!

Meredith said...

Looks great I really like the border you picked.

Barb said...

Your Jewel Box is really wonderful. I love the blue background, it's unexpected and really great.
barb

*karendianne. said...

Oh yeah, I get it (with the border). Light bulb moment. Very nice. I normally don't like the Jewel Box BUT THIS ONE, ohhh, I dig it! You did a fantastic job with your magic. Right on!

Kathie said...

great quilt, love the border you chose.
That blue fabric is wonderful...guess I have to admit I am starting to like blue more and more.
Kathie

Ann Marie said...

Good decision on the border! I've not seen this pattern done up so scrappy. I really like it. Might have to make one too.

Yuki said...

Very, very Nice! The Jewel Box is one of my favorite designs. I made one in all batiks. Just love it, it hangs in my sewing room. You've inspired me to make a scrappy one.

ttfn :) Yuki in chilly Silver Spring, Maryland